Our school-based SLT service is expanding! We are innovative, supportive and outcome-focused, with excellent supervision and CPD opportunities in our large team. We now have a new post for a Senior Speech and Language Therapist Assistant with at least 2 years' experience of working in this role in mainstream schools, to join our team of therapists and assistants in North West Surrey. As well as working with children and young people under the direction of a Speech and Language Therapist you will have a role in the development and support of new or less experienced assistants in the team and take part in project work.
About the role
About the Service
The School-Aged Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service is part of Surrey County Council's local SEND offer, working collaboratively in the Vulnerable Learners team in Surrey Children, Schools and Families Directorate, with other teams like educational psychology, and specialist teachers.
We aim to deliver the right support at the right time, through assessment and intervention, and by equipping families and professionals with the skills and resources to work together to help and support children with SLCN. We follow the Balance model to offer universal, targeted and specialist support for children, families, and the school workforce, and work with children and young people with EHCPs (Education, Health & Care Plan) and those at SEN (Special Education Needs) support.
About the Role
This is a great opportunity to work across schools in the boroughs of Woking, Runnymede and Surrey Heath. The post is predominantly mainstream based, with the potential for a day working in a specialist centre for children with Autism. Your base will be at Quadrant Court, Woking, GU22 7QQ.
Your main duties in the role of Senior Speech and Language Therapy Assistant will include but not be limited to:
- Working individually with a child/ young person within the school
- Modelling strategies to class teachers/ teaching assistants
- Working with a small group
- Making resources for the therapy team
- Offering shadowing opportunities and peer support to less experienced SLTAs
Leading assistant meetings
Contributing to project work to develop the team
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working with children and young people as a SLT Assistant either within mainstream or specialist schools and centres
- Flexibility to adapt both your approach and communication style in order to deliver therapy intervention which is functional and client centred
- Ability to work independently and flexibly
- Knowledge of communication strategies and approaches used in Speech and Language Therapy
£21,987 actual salary per annum for 36 hours per week, across 42 weeks of the year. The role is term time, plus an additional 15 days per year. You will have a Surrey base and work in schools.
All therapy staff are provided with a laptop and mobile phone to allow flexible working and we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance, considering flexible working and job sharing where possible. You will benefit from a generous Local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers, and the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
For an informal discussion contact Sarah Lally on 07970 829 501 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for this advert is 24th January, although we will be looking at applications as they come in and may shortlist in advance of closing date.