DBS0083/23 - Speech and Language Assistant Role - Benton Dene School

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/11/2023 12:00
£22,625.74 - £24,234.93
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Benton Dene Special School, Hailsham Avenue, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8FD
Number of posts:
Closing date:
24 Nov
Further Information
Six month Secondment Opportunity:  to provide Specialist Support to develop speech, language and communication needs.
The Governors of this happy and inclusive school wish to provide a two-term secondment opportunity for a creative, hard-working, enthusiastic and highly motivated Specialist Support Assistant to support the development of our pupils’ speech, language and communication.
We provide outstanding educational opportunities for our pupils who experience complex MLD or Autism Spectrum Disorder: we have an outstanding staff team, an exciting and creative approach to the curriculum and wonderful children.
We are seeking to appoint a specialist support assistant who:
  • Has an understanding of the development of language and communication skills
  • Understands the difficulties presented in both educational settings and the wider community as a result of SLCN including ASD
  • Has experience of working with both verbal and non-verbal children
  • Has knowledge and understanding of effective strategies for supporting pupils in the classroom

The secondment is planned to start from January 2024 and end at the end of June 2024.
Please ensure that you have discussed this with your line manager and obtained their agreement before applying for this post.
Benton Dene School is committed to safeguarding its pupils and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), have two fully supportive references from current employers/placements and will need to carry out the schools safeguarding code of conduct.
As part of our Safer Recruitment practice and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, we will undertake an online search for all candidates who are shortlisted to attend an interview. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with additional information prior to interview.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Alison McAllister: Headteacher
Please note
This job is closed for applications.