Surrey Schools SLT Service is seeking innovative and outcome-focused Specialist Speech and Language Therapists (NHS band 6 equivalent), to work within our expanding mainstream and specialist schools provisions.
We have mixed posts in both Mainstream and Specialist schools based on your experience and clinical interests available across Surrey:
- North West (Woking, Runnymede, Surrey Heath)
- South West (Guildford and Waverley)
- North East (Epsom and Ewell, Spelthorne, and Elmbridge)
- South East (Reigate and Banstead, Mole Valley, and Tandridge)
This includes full and part-time opportunities!
Our Offer to You:
- A competitive starting salary of £33,614.21 per annum for five days a week, 42 weeks per year (term time + 3 weeks of holiday working) pro-rata to £36,282
- Flexible working options
- Mobile and agile working solutions
- Comprehensive clinical supervision programme including a buddy, 1:1 meetings with line manager, extensive in house training programme and formal external training opportunities, access to clinical effectiveness groups, case study groups, termly study days, encouragement to join and attend CEN’s relating to practice
- Opportunities to develop management skills by taking on line management of Assistants or experienced PS8/Band 5 Therapists and taking students. Training and support is provided
- Generous local government salary-related pension and the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff
- A mixed and varied caseload across settings and age groups
- A team of students, Therapists and Assistants led by a Therapies Manager who is an SLT
About The Service
The Speech and Language Therapy 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. This Service is part of the Inclusion and Additional Needs Team in Surrey’s Children, Families and Leaning directorate, and as such we work collaboratively with other teams such as Educational Psychology, learning and language support, REMA and Behaviour Support.
- 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 and recently our Student Educator Lead won a Staff Award for her work in Student Placements
- We work closely with the SCALES project lead; Courtney Norbury to learn from the research to inform practice
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 offer universal, targeted and specialist support for children, families, and the school workforce, and 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/college staff around the level of support needed to achieve the best possible outcome for the children and young people 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 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 and young people, you will be supported by your Clinical Team Leader
- Supporting junior members of the team, line managing others and taking on students
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 degree in Speech and Language Therapy and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as an SLT
- Are registered with the HCPC and RCSLT, and have permission to work in the UK
The closing date for this advert is 23:59 on the 13th October, although we will be looking at applications as they come in and may shortlist in advance of the closing date. We therefore recommend an early application.
For any questions or an informal chat about the role, please contact Sarah Lally via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.