Speech and Language Therapist

Greensprings School

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Greensprings School is an independent, non-partisan, day and boarding school for boys and girls from 18months - 18years. We encourage students to be lifelong learners by instilling in them great confidence, respect and a consciousness of the needs of society.

Greensprings School began in 1985 in the heart of Anthony Village, Lagos. Today, we have established another state of the art campus on the Lekki Peninsula in Lagos. The Greensprings Community places great value on character and moral education as well on academics achievements. Our unique education ensures that boys and girls learn in the words of our school song.

 

Job Summary
The therapist is generally responsible for the Prevention of communication disorders. Job purpose is to support with children with special needs in language, voice, fluency, articulation or dysphagia.

Job Functions:

The job functions include but are limited to the following:

  • Keeping abreast of best practices in speech and language therapy and language development
  • Providing high quality direct speech-language therapy services to students
  • Assisting and guiding teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language delays/disorders. (Identification of students at risk for later problems)
  • Consulting with teaching teams to develop and implement of curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies such as visual supports, oral motor exercises, language strips, topics of conversation, and data collection.
  • Ensuring students’ skills are generalized across settings by collaborating with teaching teams and related service providers.
  • Completing treatment notes and progress reports in timely manner and according to school policy
  • Assessment of students’ communication skills
  • Valuation of the results of comprehensive assessments  and Documentation of outcomes
  • Collaboration with teachers and other professionals
  • Planning and providing appropriate treatment
  • Giving advice and support to family members and teachers
  • Performing controlled therapy sessions with individuals, groups and/or families.
  • Maintaining appropriate, confidential, records and provide timely reports.
  • Keeping abreast of best practices in speech and language therapy and language development
  • Engaging parents and families in their student's learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community
  • To undertake, where appropriate, other roles, which may arise either in the department or in the wider school environment.
  • Any other duties relating to the job as required from time to time by the Head of School /Principal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Qualification in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Masters or Post Graduate qualification in a related subject is an added advantage
  • 3- 5 years professional experience in the field

Essential Values, Behaviors and Attitudes.

  • Teachers are expected to actively promote and demonstrate the five core values of the school:
  • Child centeredness
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Service
  • The school expects teachers to uphold themselves in a manner that inspires and encourages outstanding behavior within the student body.
  • The school reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the school.
  • In some circumstances, the job holder may be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities of a similar post in order to support workload peaks and skill shortages to ensure priorities are met.

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Summary

Company

Greensprings School

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Education/Teaching/Training

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

MBA / MSc

Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years