We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

SALTSA (Speech and language therapy support assistant)

Closing date: 01/10/2023

Reference: REQ104928

34 hours / Temporary

22,369 - 23,620 *

Within Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Hours: 34 hours pro rata over 5 days a week, school term time only.

We are looking to recruit a SALTSA (speech and language therapy support assistant) to join our additional learning needs Team (ALN), on a temporary contract, during maternity leave.

The post will include visiting primary schools across the Authority to provide speech and language therapy sessions for individual pupils across Ceredigion’s primary schools. The successful individual will work within schools under the guidance of the speech therapist.

Daily you will:

  • visit schools to provide pupil individual speech and language therapy intervention sessions
  • provide advice and resources, also model appropriate strategies to meet learners’ needs to ensure pupils’ progress

We are looking to recruit an individual who has:

  • experience of leading a range of pupil support interventions within schools
  • experience of working with pupils with additional learning needs
  • attended and received ELKLAN training
  • interested in working towards the HLTA qualification where this is not already in place

In addition to the above, we require an individual with a level of fluency in the Welsh language.

If you would like further information about this role, please contact: cathryn.james@ceredigion.gov.uk

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

Safeguarding and protecting adults at risk and children are key priorities for us. We aim to support adults at risk, children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We acknowledge their right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB before appointing to this post.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture

We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows: 

  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training