An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an innovative and outcome-focused Therapist with experience of working with deaf children to develop their skills in this field whilst also having the opportunity to work with a specialist caseload in another area of clinical expertise or interest.
You will have a base in Woking and be part of the North West SLT Team, whilst also working as part of a team of SLTs who all specialise in the field of deafness, delivering this element of the role in the North West of Surrey.
The role includes:
- Working in the community alongside Advisory Teachers of the Hearing Impaired to deliver a service to preschool deaf children in their homes and in nursery settings
- Providing a service to deaf children in the Deaf Pupil Provision at Philip Southcote Special Needs Secondary School. A Total Communication Approach is used within the centre which has a team of LSAs and Communication Support Workers led by a Teacher of the deaf and who value and work closely with SLT
- Working with a specialist caseload within one of our specialist centres, special schools or mainstream, dependent on experience and clinical interest
We can offer you:
- Salary starting at £35,382 for 5 days a week, 52 weeks per year
- Flexible working options
- Mobile and agile working solutions
- The opportunity to work as part of a team of specialist SLTs with a wide range of knowledge and experience working in the specialist field of deafness
- Comprehensive clinical supervision programme
- Opportunities to develop management skills. Training and support is provided
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- Belonging to a team led by a Therapies Manager who is also an SLT
We are looking for therapists who:
- Want to extend their clinical expertise and independent clinical decision making
- Are looking to support the development of the therapy team and service
- Have a recognised SLT degree and a minimum of 2 years’ experience, including working with deaf young people
- Registered with the HCPC and RCSLT
We are part of Surrey’s local offer supporting the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities of children and young people in mainstream schools and specialist provision. This Service is part of the Vulnerable Learners Team in Surrey Children, Families and Learning directorate.
- The SLT service is a large team (over 150) of both qualified therapists and non-qualified therapy assistants
- We have excellent supervision and CPD models plus a rolling in-house training programme
- Last year we presented at the South Central Hub Event for our innovative work
- We work closely with the SCALES project lead; Courtney Norbury, to learn from the research to inform practice
Specialist Service for Deaf Children – We provide a collaborative, Surrey wide service for children and young people aged 0-16 with moderate-profound hearing loss in Hearing Resource Bases and in the community. Our main aim is for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs related to deafness to receive the right support at the right time.
We have regular team meetings and supervision opportunities to share knowledge and expertise. Therapists specialising in deafness belong to the wider Surrey SLT Service. You will carry line management responsibilities and are encouraged to contribute to Service development.
Your main duties will include but not be limited to:
- Assessment, advice and intervention. For children and young people 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
- Clinical decision making in conjunction with school/nursery staff and parents around the level of support needed to achieve the best possible outcome for the children on your defined caseload
- Setting targets for children and young people; supporting the delivery of intervention strategies by teachers, assistants and families and monitoring outcomes
- Supporting junior members of the team, line managing others and taking on students
The closing date for this advert is Tuesday 17th May 2022, although we will be looking at applications as they come in and may shortlist in advance of closing date.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 18th May 2022.
For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Lally (NW Quadrant Lead) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Green (Specialist Team Lead-Deafness) at email@example.com or mobile 07970839672