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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/864/17018
  • Published: Wed 22/09/2021, 15:11 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,780 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surrey

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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

The starting salary for this position is £32,780 per annum for five days a week, 42 weeks per year (term time + 3 weeks of holiday working) pro-rata to £35,382.

Surrey Schools SLT service is seeking innovative and outcome-focused Specialist Speech and Language Therapists (NHS band 6 equivalent), to work in our mainstream schools including those with specialist centres. We also have two new exciting posts for those with experience and/or an interest working in a school for children with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH) and as part of the Youth Offending Service (YOS).

The Mainstream and Centres posts are based in South East Surrey (covering Reigate & Banstead, Tandridge), North East Surrey (covering Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell, or Spelthorne borough) and South West Surrey (covering Guildford and Waverley). You will work predominantly in mainstream schools with some scope for working in specialist ASD and SLCN provision.

The new posts for SEMH/ YOS are in North West Surrey (school base is Chobham) and South East Surrey (school base is Dorking).

Full or part time considered based on your experience and clinical interests.

We can offer you:

  • Salary starting at £32,780 per annum for five days a week, 42 weeks per year (term time + 3 weeks of holiday working) pro-rata to £35,382
  • Flexible working options around school core hours
  • Mobile and agile working solutions (laptop etc)
  • Comprehensive clinical supervision programme including a buddy, 1:1 meetings with line manager, extensive in house training programme and formal external training opportunities, access to clinical effectiveness groups, case study groups, termly study days, encouragement to join and attend CEN’s relating to practice
  • Opportunities to develop management skills by taking on line management of assistants or experienced PS8/Band 5 therapists and taking students. Training and support is provided.
  • Local government salary-related pension offered and the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff
  • A mixed and varied caseload across settings and age groups
  • A team of students, therapists and assistants led by a Therapies Manager who is an SLT

We are looking for Therapists who:

  • Want to extend their clinical expertise and independent clinical decision making
  • Are looking to support the development of the therapy team and service
  • Have a recognised SLT degree in Speech and Language Therapy and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as an SLT
  • Are registered with the HCPC and RCSLT, and have permission to work in the UK
  • The School-Aged Speech and Language Therapy Service is part of Surrey County Council’s local SEND offer, working collaboratively in the Inclusion & Additional Needs team in Surrey Children, Schools and Families Directorate, with other teams like educational psychology, and specialist teachers

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

Your main duties in the role of Specialist Speech and Language Therapist will include but not be limited to:

  • Clinical decision making in conjunction with school staff around the level of support needed to achieve the best possible outcome for the children on your defined caseload
  • Working with speech and language therapy 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. For children and young people on your caseload who are considered to have complex needs and where a joint multidisciplinary approach is essential to achieving the best outcome for these children, you will be supported by your clinical team leader
  • Supporting junior members of the team, line managing others and taking on students
Additional Information

The closing date for this advert is 23:59 on Sunday 10th October, although we will be looking at applications as they come in and may shortlist in advance of closing date.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Lally on We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.