Our school-based SLT service is expanding! We are innovative, supportive, and outcome-focused, with excellent supervision and CPD opportunities in our large team, and have new posts for Speech and Language Therapists working in mainstream schools, specialist centres and/or special schools in Surrey (NHS Band 5 equivalent).
£28,145 per annum (NHS Band 5 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 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.
We are interested in supporting Newly Qualified Therapists to work towards their autonomous status, as well as therapists already qualified and looking to continue their development.
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 this role.
About the role
About the Service
The School-Aged Speech and Language Therapy 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, equipping families and professionals with the skills and resources to work together to help and support children with SLCN. We follow the Balance model, and work with children and young people with EHCPs (Education, Health & Care Plan) and those at SEN (Special Education Needs) support.
We work across four geographical quadrants, each managed by an Area Lead, and with a skill mix of speech and language therapists and speech and language therapy assistants.
About the Role
This is a great opportunity to work across a mix of school settings in one of the four Surrey quadrants. We can match the job to your areas of clinical interest and experience, and have opportunities across the following areas:
- in a small therapy team in a specialist centre attached to a mainstream school
- designated mainstream schools across a small geographical patch
- in schools for children with complex needs alongside a specialist SLT and an assistant
Your main duties in the role of 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. If you are not yet an autonomous practitioner, you will be supported to develop clinical decision-making skills by a clinical team leader
- 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.
- Assessment, advice and intervention for children with a range of speech, language and communication needs within your caseload. For children and young people on your caseload who are considered to have complex needs and where a joint multidisciplinary approach is essential to achieving the best outcome for these children, you will be supported by your clinical team leader.
You should already be a practising member of the RCSLT and HCPC, and 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.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion contact Melissa Sartin on 07970 829603 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . We look forward to receiving your application.
This is a rolling advert and candidates will be contacted on an ad-hoc on-going basis.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31/12/2019
Interview dates will be confirmed.
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