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Valence School

Senior Speech & Language Therapist


Part time post - School Term Time only - Flexible Working Hours -Permanent

£20.49ph to £23.44ph* (Matched to NHS Band 7)

Plus a ‘golden hello’ payment of £1,000*

Benefits include a generous pension scheme & life cover, retail discounts, training opportunities, well-being sessions, on site parking

This is a new post in our therapy team as we develop the delivery of services for our students with communication needs.  You will also provide assessment and interventions for students who have eating and drinking difficulties.  You will be part of our Valence School therapy and health team; consisting of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nursing and also supported by a team of therapy and communication assistants.  We have a structured model for the delivery of therapy services which promotes collaborative working and training alongside our teaching and residential care provision. 

Valence School is a KCC Foundation residential and day Special School for children and young people aged 4 to 19 with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties.  We are part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KsENT).

A post graduate qualification in management of dysphagia is desirable but not essential as training can be funded if required. This post will be supported and supervised by a dysphagia trained speech and language therapist. The post will also offer opportunities to work with senior therapists and the therapy lead on service organisation, development and training strategies with excellent opportunities to work with and support students with a wide variety of communication needs. This is a fantastic role if you are interested in developing your career in an expanding therapy team.

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form

For further details please contact Sally Casey, Therapy Lead on 07715 618771 or email

Closing date : 30 October 2022

Interview date : w/c 14 November 2022

We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

* Terms and Conditions Apply

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check. Valence School is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality for all.