Newly Qualified Speech and Language Therapist
Are you graduating with a Speech and Language Therapy degree this year, and looking for a well-supported first post working with children?
Our large and friendly team of Therapists and Assistants work across mainstream and special schools in Surrey, and we are now ready to welcome this year's Newly Qualified Practitioner cohort. If you are interested in joining an outcome-focused and evidence-based service, with an excellent clinical supervision offer and friendly peers, get in touch!
We can offer you:
- A competitive salary starting of £29,935 for five days a week across 42 weeks per year (term time + 3 weeks of holiday working). Part time opportunities are also available
- We pay your RCSLT membership and HCPC fees
- Flexible working around core hours, with mobile and agile working solutions
- Comprehensive clinical supervision programme including a buddy, 1:1 meetings with line manager (weekly for NQP's for the first 3 months moving to monthly over the first year, at your pace), extensive in house training programme and formal external training opportunities, access to clinical effectiveness groups, case study groups and an NQP / Band 5 group, termly study days, encouragement to join and attend CEN's relating to practice
- Enhanced support to take you through your competencies
- Generous local government salary-related pension and the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff
- A mixed and varied caseload across settings and age groups, based in a Surrey locality. Our offices are in Leatherhead, Redhill, Woking, and Weybridge
- Termly themed study days for the whole SLT team
We are looking for newly qualified Therapists who:
- Want to develop their clinical skills with school age children
- Are graduating with a degree in Speech and Language Therapy this year
- Will be registering with HCPC and RCSLT, and have permission to work in the UK
The school-aged SLT service is part of Surrey's local SEND offer, working collaboratively with the Inclusion and Additional Needs Team and other areas like Educational Psychology and Specialist Teaching.
Our aim is to deliver the right support at the right time, through assessment and intervention; equipping families and professionals with the skills and resources to work together to help support children with SLCN. We follow a tiered model, supporting universal, targeted and specialist intervention for children, families and the school workforce; working with children and young people with EHCPs (Education, Health & Care Plans) and those at SEN (Special Education Needs) support following Surrey's Graduated Response.
The role of Speech and Language Therapist is varied, and no two days will be the same, however you can expect to be involved with the following:
- Clinical decision making in conjunction with school staff and evidence-based practice, around the level of support needed to achieve the best possible outcome for the children on your defined caseload
- Working with SLT Assistants, setting targets for the children and young people you are jointly supporting, and monitoring the delivery and outcomes of their work
- Assessment, advice and intervention for children with a range of speech, language and communication needs within your caseload
We are a friendly team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about the work we do. If you feel like this could be the place to kick start your career or further develop your therapy skills and knowledge, please do get in touch.
The closing date for this advert is 23:59 on the 16th April 2023 although we will be looking at applications as they come in and begin shortlisting and interviewing candidates in advance of the closing date, therefore we encourage an early application. Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.
When your employment begins, you will need to be a member of the RCSLT and HCPC.
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 this role.
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 underrepresented groups.