Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Assistant - Orchard Manor School (Special Partnership Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • £20,092 - £22,183 pro rata (dependent on experience)

Orchard Manor School is part of the Special Partnership Trust. We are a special school with a residential provision that caters for nearly 200 students aged 3-19. We provide education and care for pupils with communication and interaction difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and associated learning needs. Pupils attend either weekly residentially (Monday - Friday) or as day pupils.

Our motto is ‘We live and learn together’. This is achieved through working in partnership with all stakeholders and other relevant professionals. We treat each child as an individual by ensuring the learning opportunities are challenging and engaging. Our aim is to help each child enjoy education which will enable them to be successful members of the school and wider communities.

Our school is situated in beautiful woodland grounds, in the seaside town of Dawlish. We provide a wide range of opportunities to learn outside and offsite to enhance the education and care of our pupils.

We structure our curriculum around our students identified needs in order to enable them to develop holistically.  Alongside academic progress, we are committed to supporting our pupils to develop their life and social skills, confidence and resilience and love of learning to promote their sense of achievement and self-worth. Our ultimate goal is that the young people who leave us are prepared for adulthood; whether that be employment, further education, training or living as independently as possible contributing positively within their community.

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Assistant. This role will require the post holder to support the SALT Therapist with the development of speech and language skills across the school. They will support pupils’ communication and interaction needs; design and produce resources for use with individuals or groups and organise and deliver sessions and individual plans to support development and progress. The ability to make resources for developing pupil total communication skills and other resources involving technology would be an advantage. Experience of working with children who have autism or complex needs would be an advantage.

A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided.

Interested applicants may contact the school and ask for Abigail Norris, Admin Manager, for further information.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of our safeguarding policy can be found here: Safeguarding Policy Webpage. This role falls under KCSIE regulated activities and, as such, it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relating to children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. Please ensure you read and understand our Privacy Notice, which is attached with this pack, before applying. We make appointments in accordance with our Recruitment and Selection Policy.

Please download the application form below and, once completed, return to anorris@orchard-manor.org.
Please ensure you complete the Orchard Manor School application form which accompanies this advert. Applicants are advised that submitting an incorrect or insufficiently completed application form will result in non-selection for interview.
Particular attention should be made to career history since secondary education and referees meeting the required criteria.
Please apply by 9am on the closing date.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTeignbridgeDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX7 9SF

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthEducation Support

  • Salary Details

    £20,092 - £22,183 pro rata (dependent on experience)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    30.83 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required