Specialist Speech & Language Therapist, SEN College

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Closing date: Friday 27 January 2023
Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £35,266.92 per annum - 52 week contract or £31,797.36 per annum - 40 week contract
Contract: Permanent - 40 or 52 week contract
Interview date: TBC

DBS: Enhanced with Child & Adult barring (Paid for by Henshaws)


  • Enhanced sick pay and annual leave
  • 4 days full pay emergency domestic leave per year
  • free eye test vouchers, long service awards
  • access to free of charge independent counselling service
  • opportunity to buy additional annual leave

Henshaws is a northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations.

We believe that, wherever they are, everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Our support, advice and training enables people and their families to build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future.

We are looking to appoint a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to our team. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Speech and Language Therapy Team. The post holder will work with a complex communication case load. The post-holder will support the wider SALT therapy provision including the assessment, design and delivery of high-quality treatments in an educational setting that meets the needs of service users, students and funders. The individualised programmes and treatments follow evidence-based practice. To work as part of the integrated therapy team across campus providing care and learning support for our students, enthusiastically encouraging them to develop their independence, and living skills with a focus on quality of life. Some of our students may be diagnosed as having a severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities. They may also have physical and sensory needs as well as individuals on the Autistic Spectrum, some of whom may display behaviours of concern.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • The post holder will hold a complex communication caseload.
  • To lead on the assessment of, and advising on, AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) including symbols, signing and other visual/electronic methods of communication
  • To design, plan and deliver high quality therapy treatment programmes.
  • To assess, plan, deliver, record and report on the development, progress and achievement / attainment of students and service users
  • To apply knowledge of specialist therapeutic approaches used with the students e.g. voice output communication aids, Makaton signing, Intensive Interaction, Objects of Reference, PECS, Lego Therapy, AAC, Colourful Semantics, SMiLE therapy and other accessible information and visual resources
  • To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.

Closing date: Friday 27th January – 12noon 

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at www.henshaws.org.uk or contact the HR department on 01423 814510.

Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Henshaws is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults. It is a criminal offence for people barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with that particular group e.g. vulnerable adults, children or both. An Enhanced DBS with barring and reference checks will be sought from the successful candidate.

Henshaws reserves the right to check social media accounts of all successful applicants. For more information, please contact the HR department on 01423 814510.

Registered Charity No: 221888

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Henshaws Society for the Blind website: https://www.henshaws.org.uk/jobs/

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