We have a post for a full time Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to join our team of Therapists and Assistants in the South West of Surrey. We cover the areas of Guildford and Waverley. 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.
About 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 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 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 & Care Plan) and those at SEN (Special Education Needs) support.
About the role
£20,005 per annum for 36 hours per week, across 42 weeks of the year. The salary is pro-rata to full-time equivalent £21,593 per annum. We will consider part time applicants.
The role is term time, plus an additional 15 days per year. Your base will be in Woking and you will work in Mainstream schools and two special schools in the South West area.
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:
- Working individually with a child/ young person within the school
- Modelling strategies to class teachers/ 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 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
- Be a car driver with access to a vehicle, insured for work purposes
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 offered, discounted child care vouchers, and the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
For an informal discussion contact Peter Berrill on 07870909873 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for this advert is the 6th December 2020, although we will be looking at applications as they come in and may shortlist in advance of the closing date. This advert will close early if there is sufficient interest before the closing date.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 10th December and will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.
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.
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.
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