Our school-based SLT service is expanding! We are innovative, supportive and outcome-focused, with excellent supervision and CPD opportunities in our large team. We now have a post for a Senior Speech and Language Therapist Assistant (SLTA) with at least 2 years’ experience of working as a SLTA.
The role is predominantly in mainstream schools in South West Surrey. As well as working with children and young people under the direction of a Speech and Language Therapist you will have a role in the development and support of new or less experienced assistants in the team and take part in project work. You will join a supportive network of Speech and Language Therapy Assistants who meet regularly for learning and peer support.
The salary is £22,634 per annum, pro-rata to £24,430 for 36 hours per week, across 42 weeks of the year. The role is term time, plus an additional 15 days per year. You will have a Surrey base (Woking) and work in schools.
About the Service
The School-Aged Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service is part of Surrey County Council’s local SEND offer, working collaboratively in the Vulnerable Learners team in Surrey's 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 by 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.
The post is predominantly mainstream based, with the potential for working in a special school or specialist centre for 1 or 2 days per week depending on service needs and your experience.
Your main duties in the role of Senior Speech and Language Therapy Assistant will include but not be limited to:
- Working individually with a child/young person within the school or with small groups
- Modelling strategies to class teachers/teaching assistants
- Making resources for the therapy team
- Offering shadowing opportunities and peer support to less experienced SLTAs
- Contributing to project work
- Supporting the delivery of assistant meetings
In the current situation we are working remotely and delivering therapy via teletherapy methods.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- 2 years’ experience of working with children and young people as a SLT Assistant as part of a Speech and Language Therapy Team either within mainstream or specialist schools and centres
- Ability to work independently and flexibly
- Knowledge of communication strategies and approaches used in Speech and Language Therapy
For more information please find a full job profile attached to the bottom of this advert.
For an informal discussion please contact Peter Berrill on 07870909873 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The closing date for this advert is Sunday 13th December although we will be looking at applications as they come in and may shortlist in advance of the closing date.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 16th December (pm) via Microsoft Teams.
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.
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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