An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an innovative and outcome-focused Speech and Language Therapist to develop their skills in the field of deafness with children aged 0-16 years, whilst also having the opportunity to work with a specialist caseload in another area of clinical expertise or interest.
We can offer you:
- A starting salary of £36,282 per annum for five days a week, 52 weeks per year
- Flexible working options around school core hours
- 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 in the field of deafness. Specialist training and direct supervision/coaching from Highly Specialist SLTs will be provided; this will include support to attain the level of BSL relevant to the post
- Comprehensive clinical supervision programme.
- Opportunities to develop management skills.
- Generous local government salary-related pension offered and the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff
Our Service – The SLT Service is part of Surrey’s local offer to support the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities of children and young people within mainstream schools and specialist provision.
- The Surrey 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 with student placements
- We work closely with the SCALES project lead; Courtney Norbury to learn from the research to inform practice.
The Specialist Service for Deaf Children – A team of seven Specialist SLTs provide a Surrey wide service for children and young people aged 0-16 with moderate to profound hearing loss in Specialist Resource Provisions and in the community.
Our aim is to ensure that deaf children and their families receive the right support for their communication needs at the right time and to enable them to make informed choices at all stages of development. This is achieved through assessment and intervention, equipping families and professionals with the skills and resources to work together to help and support children.
We have regular specialist team meetings and supervision opportunities to share knowledge and expertise with other SLTs working in this field.
About the Role
In this role you will be working in the community to deliver a service to preschool deaf children in their homes and in nursery settings, and to deaf children in mainstream schools.
You will also be 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 an exciting and innovative team of LSAs, Communication Support Workers and a new Deaf Instructor led by a Teacher of the deaf. The SLT is greatly valued and an integral part of this team and will have opportunities for delivering new Dot Deaf BSL language Therapy training to deaf co-workers as part of our commitment to develop a BSL pathway across Surrey.
Your main duties will include (but not be limited to):
- Assessment, advice and intervention
- Clinical decision making in conjunction with school/nursery staff and parents around the level of support needed to achieve the best possible outcome
We are looking for therapists who:
- Ideally have some experience of working with deaf children but who are keen to extend their clinical expertise and decision making in this field
- Are looking to support the development of the therapy team and service
- Have a recognised degree in Speech and Language Therapy and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as an SLT, including having worked with deaf young people
- Are registered with the HCPC and RCSLT, and have permission to work in the UK
The advert closes at 23:59 on 1st September 2022 although we will be looking at applications as they come in and may shortlist in advance of closing date. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 6th September.
For an informal discussion please contact Kate Green - Specialist Team Lead (Deafness) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07970839672. Or, Sarah Lally - NW Quadrant Lead via email at email@example.com