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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Speech and Language Therapists at National Star have a key role in ensuring that students gain the skills and confidence to communicate effectively as part of their journey towards living as independently as possible.

Hereford

Job details

Salary

£35,391.30 FTE

Role type

Term-Time Only, Part Time

Hours of work

34 hours / 39 weeks (0.77 FTE)

Location

Hereford

Contract type

Permanent

Contract

Term-time only

Closing date

28/02/2024

Interview date

throughout advert duration - please apply early as we may close the vacancy if a suitable applicant is appointed.

Job description

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist 

Hereford based  – Term time only – 4 days per week

Actual salary: £27,331 pa / pro rata 

Speech and Language Therapists at National Star have a key role in ensuring that students gain the skills and confidence to communicate effectively as part of their journey towards living as independently as possible.

How satisfying would it be to think that you had played a part in helping a young person with a disability to find their voice?

We’re looking to recruit a new Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to work alongside our experienced team, supporting students to develop their skills so that they can express their opinions, make choices and communicate with family and friends.

As well as working with a fabulous group of young people, you will benefit from family-friendly, Monday to Friday, term-time only hours, giving you the opportunity to maintain your work/life balance.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified practitioner with a minimum of 2 years’ experience looking to build their career to develop their expertise of Speech and Language Therapy within college setting.

We’re expecting you will have an interest in working with people with a broad range of physical and learning disabilities, including Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and Acquired Brain Injury. It may be that you already have experience of providing direct and indirect speech and language therapy support.

A knowledge of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), Makaton and/or Intensive Interaction would help you to hit the ground running in this role. It goes without saying that you will also have excellent observational and communications skills and a creative and flexible approach to work.

Multi-disciplinary working is key to the success of our college so being a team player is a must-have attribute as you will find yourself working alongside our occupational therapy, physiotherapy, education, nursing and residential teams.

Whatever your motivation to join National Star’s SLT team you will be supported to develop in your role, learning from some of the UK’s leading speech and language therapy professionals.

Please note that we will hold interviews as we receive applications and may close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is appointed – please apply early to be considered. 

If you would like the opportunity to visit our College in Hereford prior to your application, please contact the recruitment team on 01242 504300. 

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About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,200 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

How we will reward you

Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation.

Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Staff minibus from Cheltenham and Gloucester to our Ullenwood site Monday to Friday.

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs.

Westfield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more