Speech and Language Advisor

Location: Home-Based (with travel for delivery), Knowsley
Contract: Part-Time (4 days per week), Fixed-Term up to 31 March 2021
Salary: £33,204 - £34,885 FTE (dependent upon experience)

I CAN is the children’s communication charity and our vision is a world where all children have the communication skills they need to fulfil their potential. Serving children and families for 130 years, I CAN today consists of two special schools, Meath School (Surrey) and Dawn House School (East Midlands); a social enterprise that develops and distributes a wide range of materials, training packages and interventions across the nation; the I CAN Help portfolio of information and advice for parents, carers and practitioners; and is the host for The Communication Trust, a consortium of over 50 organisations in the field of communication. I CAN’s mission is that no child should be left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding.

This is an exciting time to join our organisation. We are seeking a speech and language specialist to work for I CAN towards the delivery of a new project funded by Knowsley Early Years. The project will involve working with early years settings across Knowsley to facilitate their development of expertise in supporting the speech, language and communication needs of their children. The focus of the work will be to deliver I CAN Early Talk training, Early Talk Boost training and mentoring for I CAN Early Talk accreditation. Ideally candidates will already be I CAN licensees but licensee training can be provided.  

The work will include an evaluation of effectiveness. This will be designed and supported by I CAN. Project support will be provided in-house by I CAN and you will be managed by a lead Speech and Language Advisor and become part of I CAN’s speech and language advisor team.

The successful candidate will be a home-based employee and will be able to demonstrate:

  • Sector knowledge and experience/ qualifications relating to children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in early years
  • Membership of a relevant professional body and experience
  • The ability to travel and a driving licence
  • A current valid DBS check
  • Speech and Language Therapists will need to be registered with the HCPC and be members of the RCSLT

Does this sound like you? We would love to hear from you if that is the case.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early as shortlisting will happen whilst the advert is live as we are keen to fill this opportunity quickly. To apply, please submit your up to date CV and a covering letter addressing how you meet the person specification to jobs@ican.org.uk by 10am, 24th January 2020.


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