Priory Lodge School are looking for a practitioner with a passion for working with young people with ASD and associated social communication difficulties. The successful applicant will be HCPC registered and will hold a recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree. This post is full time but part time is also considered for the right candidate.
Experience of working with children with complex needs is essential. You will have training, experience and/or awareness of tools such as Social Thinking, social stories and comic strips and be able to demonstrate excellent assessment skills, as well as a dynamic and creative approach to delivering treatment.
This role will have a strategic element, whereby you will assess, deliver and review therapeutic provision to our young people. Responsibilities will include:
• Direct therapy; indirect therapy e.g. group work • Record keeping and report writing; as well as training to the staff team • Ensuring that a consistent and coherent approach is maintained.
You will need to organise, plan and prioritise your own work load, and that of the SaLT Assistants and demonstrate the ability to generate appropriate strategies for caseload management.
You will benefit from working within a well-established team, including SaLT Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and both a Counsellor and Student Wellbeing Lead, as well as the wider staff. There are also opportunities for development into a leadership role once you are established within the team.
Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.
The Priory Lodge School (PLS) is a school for young people aged 9 -19 with mild to moderate autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated learning difficulties. Located in Roehampton, SW London, we aim to deliver the highest level of education and care according to individual needs in a safe, positive and structured environment.
• Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training and career progression through Priory Career Pathways • Access Priory Perks reward and discount scheme • We cover the cost of your enhanced DBS • Priory pension scheme • Employee referral rewards!
If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country on a temp, part-time and full time basis.
For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.