Speech and Language Therapists - Woking/Redhill

Surrey County Council
Guildford, Surrey
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you looking for a role that gives you constant job satisfaction? Want to see how your input effects the lives of young people? Have a passion for growing and developing key skills?

If so, we have the perfect role for you..

We can offer:

  • A competitive salary of £26,247 per annum for 36 hours per week,  42 weeks per year.
  • Clinical supervision
  • Peer and line management support
  • Progression and development opportunities

 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.

If successful you will be based at one of the following offices:

  • Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking GU22 7QQ.
  • Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1YB.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

About the Role

The Speech and Language Therapy Service is part of Surrey County Council’s Local offer to support the SEND needs of children and young people within mainstream schools (Reception – Year 11) and specialist provisions across Surrey.

The deliverables of the service are for:

  • Children and young people in schools with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) receive the right support at the right time
  • The service is open and transparent
  • Families and professionals work together to help and support children with SLCN to achieve their long term outcomes through embedding speech, language and communication strategies and support within schools
  • Families and professionals are equipped with the right skills and resources to help children and young people with SLCN achieve their long term outcomes through upskilling the wider workforce
  • Therapy provision is focused on helping children and young people with SLCN achieve realistic outcomes that will help them to fulfil their life-time aspirations

In order to achieve these aims the service is based on the Balance model of offering universal, targeted and specialist support for families, the school environment, the school workforce, assessment and intervention.

The Speech and Language therapy Service consists of a Speech and Language Therapy Service Manager, Clinical Team Leaders who manage local teams within four geographical quadrants of Surrey, offering services either into mainstream schools, specialist centres or specialist schools. Clinical Team Leaders also hold lead roles that are Surrey Wide in order to ensure equity of provision, evidence based intervention and development of skills within teams. Each local team consists of a skill mix of speech and language therapists and speech and language therapy assistants.

The therapy teams will seek to embed the Balance model within schools in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

A typical day will include you working alongside speech and language therapy assistants and will involve setting targets for the children and young people they are supporting and monitoring of the delivery and outcomes of their work. In addition to clinical decision making, working closely with Peer and line management support.

You will have experience of providing assessments, advice and intervention for children with a range of speech, language and communication needs. For children and young people who are considered to have complex needs and where a joint multidisciplinary approach is essential, you will be supported by your clinical team leader.

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

  • Experience of working with children and young people either within mainstream or specialist schools and centres
  • Flexibility to adapt both clinical approach and communication style in order to ensure that therapy inputs and outcomes are functional and client centred
  • A BSc (Hons) degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy,
  • Registered Member of the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Registered Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30th June 2017. Interviews dates to be confirmed.

Equal Opportunities

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.