Speech and Language Therapist (Band 6/7)

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Dukinfield ,

New Horizons Stockport LTD have an exciting opportunity for a band 6/7 Speech and Language Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team, your services will be contracted on a self employed basis for 8 hours per week.


Hollydene Children’s Home is a privately run children’s home in Dukinfield Tameside, it is a new addition for New Horizons- Stockport Ltd. Hollydene Children’s Home provides placements for children and young people of either sex with learning disabilities (LD) and or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Hollydene Children’s Home can accommodate up to 4 children at any one time between the ages of 5-18. We aim to provide a safe, stable, and nurturing home, catering for the needs of children and young people of either gender with a Learning Disability and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. In consultation with local authorities, we provide long-term residential care.


The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people with profound communication difficulties, including those who are non verbal. Having knowledge of Makaton signing, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Social Stories, Objects of Reference and Talking Mats is also essential.


The main activities involved in the role are:

  • Completing assessments
  • Producing communication plans
  • Setting and monitoring communication targets
  • Producing communication resources
  • Direct work with the children
  • Producing eating and drinking guidelines
  • Staff training and development
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