Our North East Surrey Special Schools team is looking for a Speech and Language Therapist who wants to: develop their specialist knowledge of learning disability, autism and dysphagia, work closely with school staff and families to ensure the best possible communication and feeding outcomes, and to be part of a large and innovative SLT service.
We can offer you:
- Salary starting between £28,708 - £32,780 per annum – for five days a week, 42 weeks per year (term time + 3 weeks of holiday working)
- Flexible working options around school core hours
- Mobile and agile working solutions
- A mixed and varied caseload across our two North East Surrey schools for children with Severe Learning Disability
- A team led by a Therapies Manager who is an SLT
- Comprehensive clinical supervision programme including a buddy, 1:1 meetings with line manager, extensive in house training programme and formal external training opportunities, clinical effectiveness groups, case study groups, termly study days, encouragement to join and attend CEN’s relating to practice
- Opportunities to develop management skills (full training and support provided)
- Local government salary-related pension offered and the option to join the car lease scheme
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We are looking for Therapists who:
- Want to develop or extend their clinical expertise and independent clinical decision making in learning disability and dysphagia (we will consider recent graduates as well as more established clinicians)
- Are keen to engage with the wider Speech and Language Therapy team, and our extensive training offer, including accessing accredited training courses as needed
- Have a recognised degree in Speech and Language Therapy, are registered with the HCPC and RCSLT, and have permission to work in the UK
About the Role
The School-Aged SLT Service is part of Surreyl’s local SEND offer, working collaboratively in the Inclusion and Additional Needs team with other teams like Educational Psychology, and specialist teachers. In our Special Schools we also work closely with the Health Teams, including specialist nursing and physiotherapy.
We aim to deliver the right support at the right time, through assessment and intervention, and equipping families and professionals with the skills and resources to work together to help and support children with SLCN. We follow a tiered model, with universal, targeted and specialist support for children, families and the school workforce. We work with children and young people with EHCPs and those at SEN support following Surrey’s Graduated Response.
Your main duties in the role of Speech and Language Therapist will include:
- 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
- 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, and feeding needs within your caseload. Whilst you develop your clinical specialist skills you will be supported by your clinical team leader
- Supporting junior members of the team and SLT students, and line management of therapy assistants as you advance in your career
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25th May 2022 with interviews taking place week commencing 13th June 2022.
For an informal discussion please contact Melissa Sartin on 07970 829603 or by e-mail at Melissa.Sartin@surreycc.gov.uk.