Early Years Speech and Language Therapist
Starting salary: £27,025 (£45,042 p.a)
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 2
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 3 days (21.6)
Contract type: Fixed term for 2 years
Closing date: Sunday 18th June 2023
Interviews to be held: Friday 30th June 2023
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Early Years Speech and Language to join our multi-agency team. The post holder will bring your specialist skills and knowledge in communication, speech & language to the Camden Kids Talk project. You will play a key role in driving change and implementing the work streams, overseen by the delivery group. These include workforce development, implementing and embedding the Wellcomm Toolkit and associated evidence-based interventions across the early years system, promoting our “top ten tips” campaign and ensuring parents and carers influence services through co-design. The role involves being part of a significant change programme to tackle the increasing concern about communication, speech and language development and to improve outcomes for children at the earliest opportunity.
Camden is one of 75 local authorities delivering the Family Hub and Start for Life Programme (2022 – 2205), overseen by the DfE and DHSC. The Early Years Speech and Language Therapist will support the development and delivery of Camden Kids Talk (CKT), a system-wide approach to improving early language and the home learning environment (HLE), one of the areas funded through the Family Hubs and Start for Life programme. The aim is to support communication, speech and language from pregnancy, increasing the number of children reaching a good level of development at the end of their Early Years Foundation Stage. This work is part of Camden’s increased investment in the first 1001 days and ongoing commitment to prevention and early intervention to reduce inequality and give every child the best start in life.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
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To be considered for this fantastic opportunity it is essential the successful candidate hold the relevant Speech and Language Therapist Qualification and have current HCPC registration.
You will have previous demonstrable experience of working with children and families in the early years and have insight into the challenges many families experience. The post holder will be committed to prevention and creating a culture where communication, speech & language is everyone’s business, focused on improving outcomes. The post holder will be fully proficient in managing and driving change and embedding new ways of working, including the development of Children’s Centres and Family Hubs.
Additionally you’ll have excellent communication skills with the ability to work diplomatically with a wide range of individuals and groups and use your negotiation skills to develop and maintain partnerships, displaying an awareness and sensitivity to social, cultural and economic issues.
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