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Pre & Newly Qualified - Speech & Language Therapists
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/483/6375
  • Published: Fri 10/01/2020, 8:50 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/05/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, 36 hours per week, 42 weeks per year
  • Salary: £28,145 per annum actual salary for 42 weeks pro-rata to £30,660
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surrey Wide, Surrey

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Pre & Newly Qualified - Speech & Language Therapists


Surrey County Council's Speech and Language Therapy team are looking for our 2020 new graduate cohort!

Will you be qualifying in 2020 and looking to start your SLT career with a passionate and supportive team? We're looking for eight new graduates to support through their clinical competencies, achieve autonomous status, and beyond…

In return for your enthusiasm and commitment, we can offer you:

  • A thorough induction including an identified buddy
  • Regular 'Newly Qualified Practitioner' (NQP) support meetings for your cohort, facilitated by our experienced team leads. You can also meet with last year's graduate intake for advice and inspiration
  • Formal and informal support from your line manager
  • Weekly supervision for the first six weeks, moving to monthly over the first year at your pace
  • A strong clinical supervision offer including termly clinical effectiveness (group debate on specific research topics) and case studies (reflective presentation sessions)
  • A well developed in-house training programme for the whole team running throughout the year with regular external training opportunities
  • Termly themed study days for our team of 120 SLTs and Assistants
  • A range of staff benefits, which you can read more about at MyBenefits

About the role

We are a new and expanding service covering all maintained schools across Surrey County Council (mainstream and specialist) and can offer mixed posts matched to your clinical interests. 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!

If you want to launch your career with a team that will genuinely support and encourage you to achieve your potential, we would love to talk to you!

About the Service

The school-aged SLT service is part of Surrey's local SEND offer, working collaboratively with the Vulnerable Learners 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 (Education, Health & Care Plans) and those at SEN (Special Education Needs) support following Surrey's Graduated Response.

About the role

The role of 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 children on your defined caseload
  • 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 speech, language and communication needs within your caseload

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, then please do get in touch. Email to get a call back and informal chat about our roles.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.

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For an informal discussion contact We look forward to receiving your application.

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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and we will contact you as soon as possible once you have applied to talk about next steps.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.