Are you ready for the opportunity to lead an exciting new project and area of service development?
The current Speech and Language Therapy Service predominantly supports children in mainstream and specialist provisions up to the age of 16. We are now looking to extend the service and bridge the gap between our school-based service and post-16 students who continue to need support for speech, language and communication difficulties.
Our service ensures that children and young people with speech, language and communication needs receive the right support at the right time. We achieve this through assessment and intervention, and by equipping families and professionals with the skills and resources to work together to help and support people with SLCN. We work with children and young people with EHCPs (Education, Health & Care Plan) and those at SEN (Special Education Needs) support.
We are a large Speech and Language Therapy team (over 150) of both qualified therapists and non-qualified therapy assistants. We have excellent supervision and CPD models, and last year presented at the South Central Hub Event for our innovative work with student placements.
We work closely with the SCALES project lead, Courtney Norbury, to ensure high quality evidence and research informs our practice.
The key objectives of this role are:
- To develop a pathway for young people with speech, language and communication needs post-16
- To develop relationships with local colleges and providers to ensure good outcomes for young people with speech, language and communication needs
- To ensure outcomes for young people are aligned with the Preparation For Adulthood Agenda
- To provide assessment and intervention, equipping families and professionals with the skills and resources to work together to help and support young people with SLCN
To apply and be considered for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Speech and language therapist background with at least 5 years post graduate experience, and specific experience working with young people in secondary and/or a college environment
- Knowledge of the National Curriculum and Code of Practice and experience in working within the Balanced System Framework
- Knowledge of the Preparation for Adulthood Agenda
- Flexibility to adapt both clinical approach and communication style to ensure that assessment, reports, therapy inputs and outcomes are functional and client centred
- Experience of training and positively influencing practice in large staff teams
- Experience of line managing and supporting others
- A BSc (Hons) degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
- Registered membership of the Health and Care Professions Council
- Registered membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
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For an informal discussion please contact Barbara Paulger by e-mail at Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23rd April 2021. Interviews will take place week commencing 3rd May.
£37,270.32 per annum (NHS Band 7 equivalent) for 36 hours per week across 42 weeks of the year. The role is term time, plus an additional 15 days per year.
The post holder will be based at either of the following locations: Quadrant Court, Woking, GU22 7QQ, Fairmount House, Leatherhead, KT22 7AH or Consort House, Redhill RH1 1YB.
This is initially a 12 month fixed term contract.
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 for your role. You will benefit from 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.