Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Surrey
We can offer you:
- A competitive starting salary of £30,904 per annum (Actual salary for 36 hours per week, 42 weeks per year)
- Clinical supervision and ongoing CPD opportunities
- Regular peer and line management support
- Opportunities to work across mainstream, special schools and centres
- We have an internal social media tool (JIVE SLT ) that allows therapists instant access to someone with the skills and experience to answer any clinical queries whilst out and about and to share good practice/ research/ news
This post sits within the North West Quadrant: Woking, Runnymede and Surrey Heath (base: Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking GU22 7QQ)
All therapy staff are provided a laptop and mobile phone to allow flexible working. Local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as 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.
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.
About the Role
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 provisions across Surrey. 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 structure of the Speech and Language Therapy Service is shown below:
•Speech and Language Therapy Manager
•Speech and Language Therapy Clinical Team Leads
•Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapists
•Specialist Speech and Language Therapists
•Speech and Language Therapists
•Speech and Language Therapy Assistants
The main function and aim of the service is for children and young people in schools with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) 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 both with children and young people with EHCPs and those at SEN support. In order to achieve these aims the service is based on the Balance model of offering universal, targeted and specialist support for families, the school environment, the school workforce, assessment and intervention
This is a great opportunity to join the expanding SLT Team at Freemantles School in Woking. Freemantles is an Outstanding Surrey County Council School for children and young people with complex social communication needs. The school age range is from 4-19 years and has a wide catchment area across the West of Surrey. You would join a highly specialist speech therapist (Surrey Banding PS10/NHS Banding 7) who leads the team at Freemantles, a developing therapist (Surrey Banding PS8 / NHS Banding 5), and a speech and language therapy assistant (Surrey Banding PS5 / NHS Banding 3.
The SLT Team is a valued part of the school and pride themselves on working collaboratively with the school leadership team to set the vision for developing communication in the school. This is currently a role for 4 days and the role will also include 1 day in either supporting our mainstream schools, or in one of our centres attached to a mainstream school.
Your main duties in the role of 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. You will be required to formally line manage a junior member of the team.
•Working with speech and language therapy assistants and will involve 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 an ASD client group, and appropriate formal and informal training in evidence based approaches used with as ASD client group
•Flexibility to adapt both clinical approach and communication style in order to ensure that therapy inputs and outcomes are functional and client centred
•A BSc (Hons) degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
•Registered Member of the Health and Care Professions Council
•Registered Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 4th November 2018.
Interviews dates to be confirmed.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
We look forward to receiving your application.
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