Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist – AAC

  • OH-SOUTH WEST
  • 34600*0 USD / YEAR
  • Salary: 34600*0
  • Reference: J37440/HG

Role: Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist – AAC
Salary: £32.3 – 34.6k + CPD hours
Location: Cheltenham
Hours: Term-Time (44 hours per week, 39 weeks)

Are you an highly experienced Speech and Language Therapist with who specialises in Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) looking to join an outstanding college working within a multidisciplinary team providing specialist further education for people with complex physical and learning difficulties?
Our client is a forward thinking company that looks to empower their service users with further education and knowledge that will aid them moving forward in their lives. They look to enable people with disabilities to recognise their potential through personalising their learning, and providing them with self-determination.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please call Helene at Amber Mace on 01904 571187 or email your up to date CV to helene@ambermace.com

Role:
• Responsible for the management of learners within a personal caseload
• Support development and learning across all elements of their Curriculum
• Train, coach and mentor staff in developing the best service possible
• 1 to 1 interaction with pupils
• Supporting and developing pupils’ ability to develop receptive and expressive communications skills
• Include the use of visuals and modified language use
• Provide recommendations and adaptions to encourage total communication
• Develop functional language skills and independence

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Speech and Language degree
• Membership with the RCSLT
• Keen interest working with people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disability; Autistic Spectrum Disorder, physical disability and/or Acquired Brain Injury
• Knowledge of Alternative and Augmentative Communication is essential, with evidence based practice, including complex AAC assessment and intervention programmes
• Makatan and/or Intensive Interaction experience is desirable
• Knowledge of special educational needs and the Autism Spectrum
• Clinical experience working with children (at least 1 to 2 years)

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please call Helene at Amber Mace on 01904 571187, or send your up to date CV to helene@ambermace.com

To apply for this job email your details to helene@ambermace.com.