Aspiring Speech and Language Therapist – Surrey

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Are you motivated by supporting and helping others?
Are you seeking experience within a relevant field before embarking on your career?

Aspiring Speech and Language Therapist: We are looking for a dedicated Learning Support Assistant to support children at an all girls school, with a primary diagnosis of autism, and associated behaviors. Some children / young people will have suffered adverse childhood experiences, and you will identify their risks and needs, escalating where necessary. You will be joining a friendly, energetic and creative team!

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will have the opportunity to ‘get your foot in the door’ and work closely with the therapists, enabling you to expand your knowledge, skillset, and gain relevant practical experience, which is invaluable for you, as an Aspiring Speech and Language Therapist. Also an ideal opportunity for aspiring Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapists.

A common feature for many children and young people with special educational needs is marginalisation and disadvantage, trauma, dysfunctional family relationships, low educational attainment and stigmatisation. Subsequently they face many barriers in life and are more ‘at risk’ of negative outcomes. As an Aspiring Speech and Language Therapist, you will be instrumental in providing consistency, and equipping children and young people with tools to ensure they feel safe, secure, empowered, and believe that they can succeed in life.

Professional Skills & Requirements of an Aspiring Speech and Language Therapist:

  • Willing to work 1:1 and in small groups with students
  • Able to plan learning activities to suit pupil ability with support from a teacher
  • Able to encourage the development of social skills and support students’ individual needs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to provide academic and pastoral support
  • Experience working with young people with special needs is desirable but not essential

Personal Qualities of an Aspiring Speech and Language Therapist:

  • Passionate about helping children to achieve their full potential
  • Able to build confidence and motivation
  • Ability to build robust and effective relationships with students
  • Ability to remain calm and resilient when placed in situations of stress or conflict
  • Caring, compassionate, and a good listener

5 days a week (Mon-Fri) & £70-£80 per day – dependent on skills and experience
Excellent on-site training, support and CPD is provided to ensure safeguarding of students
You MUST have right to work in the UK in order to apply – no Visa sponsorship
Candidates registering with Academics Ltd will need to have or apply for an Enhanced DBS and/or overseas police check where appropriate.

Apply now or contact Eleanor Chessun-Lawrence at Academics Ltd:

Job Category: Education
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Surrey

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