This role has a competitive starting salary of £31,829 for 36 hours per week across 42 weeks per year (term time + 3 weeks of holiday working) pro-rata to £34,356 52 week equivalent. Part time opportunities are also available.
We are excited to be welcoming Newly Qualified Practitioners to join our fantastic Speech and Language Therapy team across Surrey schools. We work across the county, with an excellent clinical supervision offer and friendly, supportive peers.
Rewards and Benefits
- We pay your RCSLT membership and HCPC fees
- Flexible working around core school hours with 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
- A mixed and varied caseload across settings and age groups, based in a Surrey locality. Our offices are in Reigate, Woking and Weybridge
- Termly themed study days for the whole SALT team
- Enhanced support to take you through your competencies.
- An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
- Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
- Paternity, adoption and dependants leave
- A generous local government salary related pension
- Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
- Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources
About the Team
Our large and friendly team of Speech & Language Therapists (SLTs) and Speech & Language Therapy Assistants work across mainstream and special schools in Surrey. We are 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 tiered model supports universal, targeted and specialist intervention for children, families and the school workforce; making sure we deliver the right support at the right time to children and young people, with and without EHCPs.
About the Role
The role of a Speech and Language Therapist 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 CYP on your defined caseload
- Working with Assistants, setting targets for the CYP you are jointly supporting and monitoring the delivery and outcomes of their work
- Assessment, advice and intervention for CYP with a range of SLCN within your caseload
- Regular time for case-note writing (in line with HCPC standards)
- Regular partnership working, including prioritisation and caseload management e.g., autonomy around balancing clinical and non-clinical duties
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- You are an NQP or recently qualified SLT who wants to develop their clinical skills with school age CYP
- You possess a degree in Speech and Language Therapy (or about to obtain this)
- You will be registering with HCPC and RCSLT and have permission to work in the UK
- You have the ability to demonstrate clinical knowledge and familiarity with a range of formal and informal assessments for school age CYP
- You have experience and knowledge of a range of evidence-based intervention approaches
- You have an understanding of the English education system including the National Curriculum and SEND code of practice
- You are aligned with Surrey Values
- You possess a full, UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle
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, please do get in touch.
Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.
We are looking for our 2024 cohort so will consider applications as they are submitted and offer interviews accordingly
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.