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    Working at Swalcliffe

    Thank you for your interest in Swalcliffe Park School. We welcome applications from enthusiastic and talented individuals who would like to be a part of and contribute to our unique community.

    View our Current vacancies below.

    If you consider that you meet the selection criteria for a post and wish to apply for it, please complete the enquiry form to the left or if you prefer please email Jenny Rigby her email address is: jrigby@swalciffepark.co.uk.

    • Speech & Language Therapist Band 5

      Swalcliffe Park School is a non-maintained charitable incorporated organisation specialising in day and residential education and care for autistic young people (aged 10-19 years old). We currently have 73 students on role and have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for both Education (2019) and Residential care (2022, 2023 and 2024). The school also has Advanced Level Autism Accreditation and an Enhanced Practitioner Commendation.

      SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPIST – NHS Band 5

      Pay scale: NHS £28,407 – £34,581 per annum (pay award pending for 2024-2025)

      Full Time, Term Time plus 13 weeks’ paid holiday and membership of Local Government Pension Scheme, comparable to NHS.

      Start date: September 2024

      • Do you want to work in a beautiful Oxfordshire countryside setting?
      • Do you want to provide weekly intervention and consistent, regular, and collaborative care to autistic children and young people?
      • Do you want to work in a highly supportive team where you can learn from Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists?
      • Do you want 13 weeks paid holiday per year?

      If your answer is yes, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

      Our team of Speech and Language Therapists have a passion for delivering innovative, personalised, and neuro-affirming care to our students. The team is embedded throughout the school, both in education and in the residential setting and specialises in empowering our students to develop their strengths, interests, and abilities. Through the use of neuro-affirmative approaches, including encouraging all forms and styles of communication, we are able to support our students to develop meaningful and functional ways to communicate their needs, share their interests, develop friendships and self-advocate. We also support our students to develop their verbal and written language skills such as using the Shape Coding System™, preparing them for exams, providing vocabulary support and developing reading comprehension.

      If you are newly qualified or starting out in your career, we can support you to complete your newly qualified competencies and we can provide high levels of support, clinical supervision, and dedicated time for CPD and reflective practice. We have a wealth of knowledge within our therapy team of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists and work very closely together including time for regular learning opportunities such as joint working, team meetings, case discussions and MDT reflective practice.

      We would welcome applications from final year SaLT students, newly qualified therapists, or more experienced band 5’s who would like to join a school and team where you can truly make a difference to the quality of life of autistic young people.

      The successful candidate will:

      • be registered (or pending registration) with HCPC and RCSLT,
      • be responsible for a small caseload,
      • plan and deliver individualised and person-centred support utilising best practice and neuro-affirming approaches,
      • plan and deliver high quality small group interventions e.g. Lego Therapy, Vocabulary groups,
      • assess the speech, language, and communication needs of our students,
      • work closely with teaching staff to support language and communication in the classroom,
      • work closely with other therapists to provide holistic multi-disciplinary support,
      • support functional communication and independence within a range of activities such as going shopping, cooking, using public transport, keeping safe online.

       What can Swalcliffe Park school offer you?

      • Outstanding benefits package including 13 weeks paid holiday, and a pension scheme comparable to the NHS
      • Beautiful countryside setting with ample and free onsite parking
      • Lunch provided
      • Commutable distance from Banbury, Chipping Norton, Stratford Upon Avon, Leamington Spa and surrounding areas
      • Working in an ‘Outstanding’ (2024) Ofsted rated school with Advanced Autism accreditation
      • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training and career opportunities
      • Develop your understanding, knowledge and use of neuro-affirming approaches to support autistic young people
      • Access to a wide range of assessment and resources to support clinical work
      • Fully integrated working within the school in a well established therapy service
      • Being part of and working closely with a supportive, proactive and forward thinking multidisciplinary team of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists
      • Regular MDT working
      • Support to complete your newly qualified competencies, if required
      • Dedicated time for CPD, regular onsite clinical and managerial supervision, reflective practice, case discussions and access to relevant CENs
      • Weekly team meetings for best practice sharing, peer support and team development

      Job Description/Person Specification

      Application Form

      Closing Date for applications: Thursday 13th June 2024

      Interview/Assessment Centre Date:  Tuesday 25th June 2024

      For more information about the role or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Sarah Skelton-James, Assistant Principal: Communication & Lead Speech & Language Therapist by telephoning 01295 780302 or by emailing sjames@swalciffepark.co.uk.

      Please visit our website www.swalciffepark.co.uk/our-community/working-at-swalcliffe/ to apply. If you have further questions about the application process, please contact Jenny Rigby, HR & Compliance Manager by telephoning 01295 780302 or emailing jrigby@swalciffepark.co.uk.

      This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

       

    • Occupational Therapist Band 5- 6

      Swalcliffe Park School is a non-maintained charitable incorporated organisation specialising in day and residential education and care for autistic young people (aged 10-19 years old). We currently have 73 students on role and have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for both Education (2019) and Residential Care (2022, 2023 and 2024). The school also has Advanced Level Autism Accreditation and an Enhanced Practitioner Commendation. We offer excellent working conditions in a beautiful setting, including paid school holidays, opportunities for career development and staff training.

      OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – NHS equivalent Band 5-6

      Pay scale: NHS £30,639- £37,350 per annum (depending on experience).

      Full Time during Term Time plus 13 weeks’ paid holiday and membership of Local Government Pension Scheme, comparable to NHS.

      We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative, and forward-thinking Occupational Therapist to join our friendly innovative team of three Occupational Therapists. We are integrated within the school and work closely with the onsite multi-disciplinary therapy team (Speech & Language Therapy and Clinical Psychology) including joint assessments as well as joint planning and delivery of therapy sessions.

      The role includes responsibility for a small caseload with the opportunity to carry out individual, small group and class-based interventions using evidence-based approaches within the school day and during residential hours. The role includes a strong support element for the school staff, residential staff and parents including liaisons, subject specific support, classroom, and environmental modifications/advice as well as delivering workshops/training.

      As part of the Quality of Life research that Swalcliffe Park School is leading, the role also includes a focus on developing self-management needs within independence activities and functional life skills through delivering independence lessons as well as supporting our young people to access their community following a therapeutic framework.

      The applicant must be registered with HCPC and RCOT.

      Closing Date:  Open until appointed to. We reserve the right to close the advert early should we have sufficient suitable applicants to interview.

      Job Description/Person Specification

      Application Form

      For more information or to arrange an informal visit, Chris Heslip, Vice Principal, by telephoning 07772 319091. For an application pack email jrigby@swalciffepark.co.uk or visit our website www.swalciffepark.co.uk where you can download an application pack and to find out more about our students and our work with them.

      This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

    Swalcliffe Park School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young/vulnerable adults.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and to become familiar with our Safeguarding Policy. We implement all aspects of the safer recruitment process. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.  The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

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