The starting salary for this position is £40,227 per annum based on a 36 hour week.
The L-SPA was developed in July 2020 as part of Surrey County Council’s ongoing commitment to transformation and in response to the identified priorities in the Surrey SEND Partnership strategy Surrey Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Partnership Strategy 2019-2022
The L-SPA work is primarily led by two elements; operational and developmental. From 1st January 2021 the L-SPA took on the Week 1-6 process of the statutory assessment process from receipt of request to final decision making. Request for Assessment is the operational strand of the L-SPA’s remit however moving forward we will be focussing developing our Request for Support pathways which will be an exciting area of development requiring innovative approaches embedded in evidence-based practice.
We are seeking an Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead to join our Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) which is the heart of the L-SPA work. Being part of the MDT means much more than just statutory SEND practice, we are problem solvers, innovators and above all passionate about delivering the best possible outcomes for children in a timely and supportive way. We work closely with our colleagues in Health and Social Care to help children, young people and families to be solutions focussed and take a strengths-based approach to identifying and meeting needs without having to depend on statutory plans. We pride ourselves on being child and young person centred and place great emphasis on our communication standards and the value we can add to the work undertaken by our colleagues and partners.
If you feel ready for a new challenge and would like to be part of a new and developing service that is dynamic and different then please get in touch to find out more.
To be shortlisted for interview for this role, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- Good communication & engagement skills
- Evidence of effective partnership working
- Delivering 1-1 interventions to young people
- Experience of working with Children and young people with ASD and or LD with challenging behaviour
- Registered Member of the Health, Care and Professions Council
- BSc (Hons) Degree or equivalent recognised degree in Speech and Language Therapy
- Registered Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
This is an exciting role working in a new and innovative service. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, we look forward to receiving your application.
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For an informal conversation about the positions please contact Jackie Pomeroy - Jacqueline.email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12th May 2021 with interviews to follow.
The position is based at Quadrant Court in Woking but covers the county of Surrey.
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 26 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.
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