Surrey's SLT team are now looking for 4 more Therapists to join the 14 Newly Qualified SLTs in our 2022 cohort. If you want your first post to be in an innovative and evidence-based service, with excellent supervision and development opportunities, and a large newly qualified peer group to support you working towards autonomous status, get in touch!
We are a large team of both qualified Therapists and non-qualified Therapy Assistants, covering all maintained schools across Surrey County Council, and can offer mixed posts matched to your clinical interests. We have office bases in Leatherhead, Redhill and Woking and also promote flexible/agile working. There is a well-defined SLT leadership team in each of the four Surrey quadrants, so support and guidance will always be on hand, and our Service Manager is a Speech and Language Therapist.
We can offer you:
- A competitive starting salary of £29,807 for five days a week across 42 weeks per year (term time + 3 weeks of holiday working) pro-rata to £31,273. Part time and fixed term opportunities are also available
- Flexible working options around school core hours
- Mobile and agile working solutions
- Comprehensive clinical supervision programme including a buddy, 1:1 meetings with line manager (weekly for NQP’s for the first 3 months moving to monthly over the first year, at your pace), extensive in house training programme and formal external training opportunities, access to clinical effectiveness groups, case study groups and an NQP / Band 5 group, termly study days, encouragement to join and attend CEN’s relating to practice.
- Enhanced support for Newly Qualified Practitioner’s to take you through your competencies
- 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
- A mixed and varied caseload across settings and age groups
About the Service
The school-aged SLT service is part of Surrey’s local SEND offer, working collaboratively with the Inclusion and Additional Needs Team and other areas like Educational Psychology and Specialist Teaching.
Our aim is to deliver the right support at the right time, through assessment and intervention; equipping families and professionals with the skills and resources to work together to help support children with SLCN. We follow the Balance model to offer universal, targeted and specialist support for children, families and the school workforce; working with children and young people with EHCPs and those at SEN support following Surrey's Graduated Response.
About the Role
The role of SLT is varied and no two days will be the same, however you can expect to be involved with the following:
- Clinical decision making, in conjunction with school staff and evidence–based practice, around the level of support needed to achieve the best possible outcome for the children
- Working with SLT Assistants, setting targets for the children and young people you are jointly supporting, and monitoring the delivery and outcomes of their work
- Assessment, advice and intervention for children with a range of SLT needs
We are looking for Therapists who:
- Want to develop their skills working with school aged children
- Have a recognised degree in Speech and Language Therapy
- Are registered with the HCPC and RCSLT, and have permission to work in the UK
We are a friendly team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about the work we do. If you feel like this could be the place to kick start your career or further develop your therapy skills and knowledge, then please do get in touch. For an informal discussion please contact Melissa Sartin by e-mail at Melissa.Sartin@surreycc.gov.ukAdditional Information
The closing date for this advert is 23:59 on 22nd October, but we will consider applications as they come in and contact shortlisted candidates within two weeks of receipt. Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.