Surrey County Council's Speech and Language Therapy team are busy building our 2022 cohort! We are looking for 12 more Therapists to join the 5 already recruited, to make up our cohort of NQPs and experienced Band 5's joining us next academic year. We are a large and expanding, friendly team and our students tell us that our sociability, manageable caseload sizes and emphasis on regular meetings with peers are real strengths of the service.
Do you want your first post to be in an innovative, evidence-based, and outcome-focused service, with excellent supervision, and development opportunities?
We are a large team (over 150) of both qualified Therapists and non-qualified Therapy Assistants, covering all maintained schools across Surrey (mainstream and specialist), and can offer mixed posts matched to your clinical interests. We have offices based in Leatherhead, Redhill and Woking and promote flexible working. There is a well-defined SLT leadership team in each of the four Surrey quadrants, so support and guidance will always be on hand and our Service Manager is a Speech and Language Therapist!
We can offer you:
We are looking for Therapists who:
About the Service
The school-aged SLT service is part of Surrey's local SEND offer, working collaboratively with the Inclusion and Additional Needs Team and other areas like Educational Psychology and Specialist Teaching.
Our aim is to deliver the right support at the right time through assessment and intervention; equipping families and professionals with the skills and resources to work together to help support children with SLCN. We follow the Balance model to offer universal, targeted and specialist support for children, families and the school workforce; working with children and young people with EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plans) and those at SEN (Special Education Needs) support following Surrey's Graduated Response.
About the Role
The role of Speech and Language Therapist is varied and no two days will be the same, however you can expect to be involved with the following:
We are a friendly team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about the work we do. If you feel like this could be the place to kick start your career or further develop your therapy skills and knowledge, then please do get in touch. For an informal discussion contact Rachel Brown or Sarah Lally by e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The closing date for this advert is 23:59 on the 3rd June 2022, although we will be looking at applications as they come in and begin shortlisting and interviewing candidates in advance of the closing date. Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.
When your employment begins, you will need to be a member of the RCSLT and HCPC. 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.
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 underrepresented groups.