£30,904 per annum (NHS Band 6 equivalent) 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 a laptop and mobile phone to allow flexible working. From flexible working to job sharing(where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. 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.
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.
About the Service
Our school-based SLT service is expanding! We are innovative, supportive, and outcome-focused, and have posts for Specialist Speech and Language Therapists working in mainstream schools, and specialist centres in Surrey (NHS Band 6 equivalent).
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 Plan) 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
Within Surrey we work across the four geographical quadrants, each managed by a Quadrant Lead. The teams in each quadrant are made up of a skill mix of speech and language therapists and speech and language therapy assistants. We are offering four posts, working in either:
North East: Epsom & Ewell, Spelthorne, and Elmbridge (base: Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead KT22 7AH)
South East: Reigate & Banstead, Mole Valley, and Tandridge (base: Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill RH1 1YB)
North West: Woking, Runnymede, and Surrey Heath (base: Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking GU22 7QQ)
About the Role
This is a great opportunity to work across our mainstream and specialist centres teams. You would be responsible for working with the centre team to support the students and staff in these settings, working alongside and guiding any existing SLT / SLTAs who work in the settings. In addition to working in the centre you would also have allocated time to work with students in the mainstream part of the school and other local mainstream schools.
Your main duties in the role of a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist will include but not be limited to:
- Clinical decision making in conjunction with school staff around the level of support needed to achieve the best possible outcome for the children on your defined caseload.
- Providing support, training and shadowing opportunities to more junior colleagues, and formally line managing a junior member of the team.
- Working with speech and language therapy assistants, setting targets for the children and young people they are supporting, and monitoring of the delivery and outcomes of their work.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- 2 years experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist
- Experience in working with specialist settings or with specialist client groups, and appropriate formal and informal training in evidence based approaches used
- Flexibility to adapt both clinical approach and communication style to ensure that therapy inputs and outcomes are functional and client centered
- A BSc (Hons) degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
- Registered membership of the Health and Care Professions Council
- Registered membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
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 07970829501 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for this advert is 23:59 on 31st March 2019, 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 underrepresented groups.