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Speech & Language Therapist (Full Time Post – Required Sept 2021)

Band D or Band E post (negotiable dependant on qualifications and experience. NHS equivalent Band 5 or Band 6)

We are looking for a qualified Speech and Language Therapist to join our enthusiastic multidisciplinary team working primarily in the MLD department developing the communication skills of our pupils through 1-1 intervention, group intervention, implementing total communication and providing advice and guidance to staff and parents. There will always be opportunities to meet with other professionals and have meetings with teams from the NHS and also to provide Outreach support to other provisions in Thurrock. We would welcome applications from people with energy, patience and a genuine commitment to working with children with a wide range of complex learning difficulties. This role will offer clinical supervision.

Treetops Specialist School and College is a special needs school for pupils aged from 5-19 with a range of learning disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Treetops has an excellent record and reputation for excellence. We have had four very successful and positive OFSTED inspections (March 07, March 2010, December 2015, February 2020 (deep dive in Communication)– Outstanding overall) and received the National Schools Curriculum Award and two successive Excellence Awards from the DfES. The school also achieved Teaching School Status in 2013.

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory references and the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

If you have any queries please email Sara Peaford Smith– Speech and Language Manager to speaford@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk. We have a tour link to view as we are unable to offer tours of the school at the moment due to Covid. https://youtu.be/2LIRvRmZaRw

Please send completed application forms to this email address also. All candidates must be registered with RCSLT and HCPC by start date.

Closing Date: Tuesday 18th May 2021

Interviews: Tuesday 25th May 2021

Teaching Assistant

Pay Scale: New Thurrock Local Government Scale, Band A point 3 – 5

25 hrs per week – 45.8 wks per year (1 extra paid week after 5 years of service)

Required – 7th June 2021

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work in partnership with a class teacher to support pupils’ learning.

Previous experience of working with children with special educational needs whilst not essential, is preferable.

Treetops School is a special academy catering for pupils with a wide range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, speech and communication difficulties, autism and general developmental delay.  We have been judged outstanding by Ofsted in our last four inspections, the most recent being February 2020.

The school is also the lead for the Thurrock Teaching School Alliance (TTSA).

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have a commitment and passion to work with pupils with a wide and diverse range of SEN
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Are versatile and able to support our teachers in delivering a high standard of learning to pupils of all abilities.
  • Want to be a member of a creative and dynamic staff team with high expectations for our pupils

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a successful and supportive environment
  • Motivated children who are willing to learn
  • Well equipped and resourced classrooms
  • Continued professional development

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged but due to Coronavirus will take place after the school day.  This can be arranged by contacting Mrs Lambie on 01375 372723 or by emailing admin@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk  Please also take time to view our most recent pupil video on our website.

An application form can be downloaded below and submitted either by hand, post or email (admin address) marked for the attention of the Mrs K Lambie, HR Manager.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 17 May 2021

To download a Job Description for the role of Teaching Assistant, please click here.

ABA Tutors

Hours are 27.5 per week (8:50-15.30)
Salary £14594 per annum

There are new posts available due to the continued expansion of this forward-looking and innovative Special School with three consecutive `Outstanding’ Ofsteds. We can offer a great team work ethic and a fun, sociable and rewarding environment where you can truly make a difference to our more vulnerable students.

The tutor posts are to work as part of a team delivering an education programme based on the theory of Applied Behaviour Analysis to children with a diagnosis of Autism, or related communication impairments. ABA is defined as an applied natural science devoted to developing and analysing procedures that produce effective and beneficial changes in behaviour. The role involves following an individual programme designed specifically for each student which will also include plotting data at the end of each day for analysis.

We would welcome applications from people with energy, patience and a genuine commitment to working with young people aged 5-19 with a wide range of complex and sometimes very challenging learning difficulties and behaviour.

Training opportunities can and will be provided for successful candidates. Appointees will also receive positive handling training as part of their induction.

With experience, tutors will be given the opportunity to complete the 40-hour RBT (Registered Behaviour Technician) training requirements and competency assessment, as well as being provided with ongoing supervision to maintain this credential.

For tutors with the relevant qualifications there may be opportunities for supervision towards their BCBA/BCaBA credential, if school budgets allow (reviewed annually).

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory employment references and the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

Please download and complete our Support Staff application form below. Please send your application form in Word or PDF format.

Closing date: 
Interviews: 

To download a Job Description for the role of ABA tutor, please click here.

Don’t hesitate to send us an application, as we recruit on a rolling basis.

 

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