Surrey County Council is looking for Speech and Language Therapists who are keen to develop their clinical skills and experience with school age children. We have increased our specialist provision across the county, as well as our mainstream offer, and have opportunities that suit you. If you want to work in a large, friendly, evidence-based, highly trained Speech and Language Therapy team, get in touch to see what job fits your profile!
We can offer you:
- £29,807 - £37,194 per annum depending on your experience (we will also consider Newly Qualified Practitioners). This is based on five days a week, 42 weeks per year (term time + 3 weeks of holiday working) pro-rata to £32,173 - £40,146.
- Flexible working options as well as full and part time posts
- A mixed and varied caseload
- Mobile and agile working solutions
- Comprehensive clinical supervision programme including a buddy, 1:1 meetings, extensive in-house and external training, access to clinical effectiveness groups, case study groups, termly study days, and membership of clinically relevant CENs
- Opportunities to develop leadership skills
- A team of students, therapists and assistants led by a Therapies Manager who is an SLT
- A generous local government pension
- Access to a range of health and wellbeing tools to support your mental and emotional well-being
- Lifestyle benefits: access to a huge range of discounted vouchers and memberships covering gym, retail, cinema and holidays
We are looking for Therapists who:
- Want to extend their clinical expertise and independent clinical decision making
- Are ready to engage with the development of the therapy team and service
- Have a recognised SLT degree in Speech and Language Therapy
- Are registered with the HCPC and RCSLT
The SLT Service is part of our 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 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.
About the Role
Your main duties in the role of SLT will include:
- Clinical decision making in conjunction around the level of support needed to achieve the best possible outcome for the children and young people on your defined caseload
- Working with 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.
- Supporting junior members of the team, line managing others and taking on students (once working autonomously)
The closing date for this advert is 2nd January 2023, although we will be looking at applications as they come in and may shortlist in advance of the closing date. We therefore encourage an early application.
For an informal discussion about our opportunities and your clinical interests please contact Melissa Sartin by email at Melissa.Sartin@surreycc.gov.uk