The Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) for Grades 3-8 is responsible for identifying, assessing and instructing students with difficulties in language processing, expressive and receptive language, and social skills. The SLT works closely with classroom teachers and members of the Student Support Team (SST) in Grades 3-8, and liaises with the parent community.
Summary of duties
Identify and assess prospective and current students using current assessment tools (CELF-5, TAPS, OWL. TILLS)
Provide direct instruction to students using current evidence-based therapeutic programs and therapies
Prioritize, manage and schedule a caseload of students grades 3-8
Demonstrate expertise in the areas of receptive and expressive language processing skills, higher level language skills, auditory processing and memory, social communication and pragmatic language skills and classroom-based strategies for children ages 8-13 years
Perform hearing screens for new students at the beginning of the school year
Monitor students’ individual progress on a regular basis
Prepare student IEP goals and objectives on an annual basis and complete reports in a timely manner
Collaborate with classroom teachers and learning specialists, psychologists, counsellors and parents on a regular basis
Participate in weekly multidisciplinary meetings
Serve as a member of the Lower school and Middle school Student Support Teams
Provide in-service training for colleagues and/or parents on an as needed basis
Provide continuity of the students’ educational experience to allow smooth transition from/to the US education system
Participate actively in the life of the School, through attendance at events, committee membership and leadership of extracurricular activities
Any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job
Please note that this position is 80%
This position description is current at the date shown but following consultation may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the role that are commensurate with the job title and salary.
The American School in London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All new appointments will be subject to appropriate checks: Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS enhanced), Disqualification by Association Self-Declaration, Declaration of Criminal Record, checks against the Prohibition List (Teacher Status Checks) including Identity, Address, Date of Birth, a Full Employment History, Right to Work in the UK, overseas checks where applicable, EEA checks, at least 2 references (one with current or most recent employer, where appropriate) and original documentation of Qualifications (where appropriate). For positions into Senior Management a Prohibition From Management Check (s128 Directive) will also be undertaken.
Diversity and equality of opportunity are cornerstone values of The American School in London. Read our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement here.
Masters degree (or the equivalent)
Substantive experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist in a school setting
Currently holds or are eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC Registration)
Certification by the RCSLT, ASHA
Strong oral and written communication skills
A flexible approach to work and strong organizational skills
Strong use and integration of current technology
A proven commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children
Recent training and professional development in school-aged language processing and social communication
Experience working with students ages 8–13 years
Experience working in an international environment
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About The American School in London
It’s about our entire school community. It’s about the way our students, teachers, parents, staff and friends come together to create an extended, yet focused “family.” Together, we form a dynamic caring community that steers the individual progress of each student.
Like any community, people come and go. Surprisingly, given that we’re the American School in London, people come from all over the world and they leave for all corners of the globe. More than 70 nationalities are represented here, creating an exciting mix of personalities, attitudes and cultures.
Our students are well-traveled with a worldly outlook, and through its mission, the School empowers them to thrive as lifelong learners and courageous global citizens by fostering intellect, creativity, inclusivity and character. In fact, despite their exotic itineraries, they often comment that being here is “more fun than vacation.” Our warm, welcoming spirit helps. Whether we’re a comparatively brief stop on a student’s travels or a long-term destination, we succeed in creating a stable, supportive environment in which students flourish.
The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Co...lleges and Schools and certified by Ofsted. ASL is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Council of International Schools, and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Our DEI statement can be found on our website: https://www.asl.org/about/mission-statement/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-statement