Situations Vacant

Speech and Language Therapist (20 hours), St. Johns, Brighton

21st October 2019

Do you stand out from the crowd? You could make a difference…

St. John’s is a specialist school and college offering high quality education and care for young people aged 7-25 with a wide range of special educational needs.

We are recruiting for a proactive and emotionally resilient individual, who is passionate about empowering young people with learning disabilities.


We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our Wellbeing team with the following vacancy:

  • Speech and Language Therapist (20 hours)

The position is a dual sited role in both Brighton and Seaford will be responsible for delivering an effective and efficient Speech and Language Therapy service for St. John’s School & College; participating in future developments and promoting their role and delivery of SaLT assessments and admissions and be responsible for their own case load.

The successful candidate will provide and maintain the highest possible standards of care, education, therapy and training in accordance with St. John’s policy, thus enabling the learner to achieve their full potential. St. John’s aims to work on a ‘team approach’ but there are specific roles and responsibilities attached to this post.


  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to ensure exchange of information and delivery of a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary service.
  • Attend medical therapy meetings and departmental Speech and Language Therapy team meetings and contribute to projects concerning Speech and Language Therapy Service delivery for planning and quality and promote positive employee relations within the department and teams.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive condition related information in an accessible way to, carers, families and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enable others (e.g. carers, family members) to assist in the delivery of effective therapy programmes by identifying barriers to understanding and using highly developed persuasion, empathy, negotiation and teaching skills to gain cooperation and competence.
  • Write reports and provide written and verbal advice to others reflecting knowledge regarding the management and care of our learners with a range of communication difficulties and maintain case notes that reflect the full nature of the clinical decision making processes.
  • Develop negotiation skills in the management of conflict across a range of situations.
  • Deal with initial complaints sensitively, avoiding escalation where possible
  • Form productive relationships with others who may be under stress and/or have challenging communication difficulties.


The successful applicant must be registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and be a member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT). Ideally you should have experience of working in an educational setting with young people with a range of diagnoses.

St. John’s are committed to safeguarding and protection of young people, vulnerable adults and children.

2 satisfactory professional references and an enhanced DBS check will be a condition of appointment.

We encourage applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion


Please visit our website to see a full job description.

Closing date for applications is 22nd November 2019.