We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for a new Speech and Language Therapy Clinical Team Lead with a clinical role, working with the Surrey County Council Youth Offending Service.
£40,227 per annum (NHS Band 7 equivalent) for 36 hours per week, across 52 weeks of the year. The post base location will be Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 7QQ.
All therapy staff are provided a laptop and mobile phone to allow agile working. From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, 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.
About the role
For this role, you will:
- Provide the lead for speech and language therapy (SLT) within the Youth Offending Team to include: training of the team and those for whom youth offenders interact with, review of the language (both verbal and written) used with youth offenders and to provide assessment and intervention where this is needed
Have a management role in the NW SLT Team which includes:
- Working alongside the other Team Leads to support and develop an enthusiastic and friendly team of up to forty SLTs and SLTAs who work in mainstream and specialist schools across Woking, Runnymede and Surrey Heath
- Joint working with colleagues across other teams in Surrey to ensure the wider team is informed of current research and evidence base, and that clinical practice is of high quality and reflects the research and evidence base
- Working with management on the operational and strategic development of services as part of our partnership, working with the youth offending service
- Providing second opinions, observation and support, training and shadowing opportunities to colleagues in your clinical area of expertise
- Clinical supervision and line management to members of the SLT team
About the Service
The School-Aged Speech and Language Therapy Service is part of Surrey County Council’s local offer to support the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities of children and young people within mainstream schools and specialist provision. The Service is part of the Vulnerable Learners Team in Surrey Children, Schools and Families Directorate, and as such works collaboratively with other teams such as educational psychology, learning and language support, REMA and Behaviour Support.
The main function and aim of the service is for children and young people in schools with speech, language and communication needs to receive the right support at the right time. This is achieved through assessment and intervention, equipping families and professionals with the skills and resources to work together to help and support children with SLCN.
We work with children and young people with EHCPs (Education, Health & Care Plans) and those at SEN (Special Education Needs) support. In order to achieve these aims the service follows the ‘balance model’, offering universal, targeted and specialist support for families, the school environment, the school workforce, assessment and intervention.
For an informal discussion please contact Barbara Paulger, Therapy Service Manager, email@example.com.
The closing date for this advert is 10th July 2020, although we will be looking at applications as they come in and may shortlist in advance of closing date.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for these roles.
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