Speech and Language Therapy Assistant - Woking/Leatherhead

Surrey County Council
Guildford, Surrey
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Interested in being part of the delivery of the New Speech and Language Therapy School Aged Service in Surrey

We can offer:

  • A competitive salary of £17,798 per annum for 36 hours per week, 42 weeks per year.
  • Clinical supervision
  • Peer and line management support
  • Induction training to develop knowledge and skills for working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs

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.
  • Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7AH.

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 School aged 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 and specialist provisions across Surrey.

The main functions and aims of the service are to ensure that:

  • 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.

The role involves working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs in either mainstream schools or in a special school setting

You will support children to achieve the outcomes agreed by a speech and language therapist in conjunction with the school and family through a range of activities:

  • Working individually with a child/ young person within the school
  • Modelling strategies to class teachers/ teaching assistants
  • Working with a small group
  • Making 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 either within mainstream or specialist schools and centres/ Early Years Settings
  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent

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.