Speech and Language Therapy Assistant
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/852/27312
  • Published: Tue 20/09/2022, 10:50 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 06/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 21.6 hours per week
  • Salary: £12,920 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Redhill

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Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

We have a part time post for a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to join our team of Therapists and Assistants in Surrey. The post is in the South East of Surrey, based at Woodlands School in Leatherhead. We are a large and supportive team and can offer you line management, peer observations, joint working and a thorough induction and in-house training programme.

Job Details 

The starting salary for this position is £12,921 per annum based on 21.6 hours per week, across 42 weeks of the year. The full-time equivalent is £23,243 per annum.
The position is term-time, plus an additional 9 days per year. Your office base will be in Redhill although we promote agile working. You will work at Woodlands School; a school for children and young people with severe learning difficulties, very complex needs or autism, alongside two Speech and Language Therapists - as well as a large school team, dedicated to supporting their children to reach their potential.

All therapy staff are provided with a laptop and mobile phone to allow flexible working, and we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance, considering flexible working and job sharing where possible. You will benefit from a generous Local government salary-related pension and the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

The Service

The School-Aged Speech and Language Therapy Service is part of Surrey County Council’s local SEND offer, working collaboratively in the Vulnerable Learners team in Surrey’s Children, Families and Learning 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 follow the Balance model to offer universal, targeted and specialist support for children, families, and the school workforce, and work with children and young people with EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plans) and those at SEN (Special Education Needs) support.

The Role

Your role will be to play a pivotal part in supporting children to achieve the outcomes agreed by a Speech and Language Therapist in conjunction with the school and family through a range of activities including:

  • Working individually with a child or young person within the school
  • Modelling strategies to class Teachers and Teaching Assistants
  • Working with a small group
  • Creating resources for the therapy team

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working with children and young people with complex needs, either within mainstream or specialist schools and centres
  • Experience of working on communication and interaction targets
  • Ability to adapt your approach and communication style to help children communicate
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently
  • Hold a valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle
Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 05/10/2022.

Interviews will take place on 10/10/2022.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Rachel Brown by e-mail at rachel.brown@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

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