An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an innovative and outcome-focused Therapist with experience of working with deaf children to develop their skills in this field whilst also having the opportunity to work with a specialist caseload in another area of clinical expertise or interest.
You will have a base at Quadrant Court, Woking and be part of the North West SLT Team whilst also working as part of a team who all specialise in the field of deafness, delivering this element of the role in the North West of Surrey.
The role includes:
- Working in the community to deliver a service to preschool deaf children in their homes and in nursery settings
- Providing a service to deaf children in the Deaf Pupil Provision at Philip Southcote Special Needs Secondary School. A Total Communication Approach is used within the centre which has a team of LSAs and Communication Support Workers led by a Teacher of the deaf and who value and work closely with Speech and Language Therapists
- Working with a specialist caseload within one of our specialist centres, special schools or mainstream, dependent on experience and clinical interest
We can offer you:
- Salary starting at £35,382 per annum – this is for five days a week, 52 weeks per year
- Flexible working options around school core hours
- Mobile and agile working solutions
- The opportunity to work as part of a team of specialist SLTs with a wide range of knowledge and experience working in the specialist field of deafness
- Comprehensive clinical supervision programme including a buddy, extensive training opportunities, clinical effectiveness groups, case study groups, termly study days
- Opportunities to develop management skills. Training and support is provided
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- Belonging to a team of students, therapists and assistants led by a Therapies Manager who is an SLT
We are looking for therapists who:
- Want to extend their clinical expertise and independent clinical decision making
- Are looking to support the development of the therapy team and service
- Have a recognised SLT degree in Speech and Language Therapy and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as an SLT, including having worked with deaf young people
- Are registered with the HCPC and RCSLT, and have permission to work in the UK
The SLT Service is part of SCC’s local offer to support the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities of children and young people within mainstream schools and specialist provision.
- The SLT service is a large team (over 150) of both qualified therapists and non-qualified therapy assistants
- We have excellent supervision and CPD models plus a rolling in-house training programme
- Last year we presented at the South Central Hub Event for our innovative work with student placements
- We work closely with the SCALES project lead; Courtney Norbury, to learn from the research to inform practice
Specialist Service for Deaf Children – A team of seven Specialist SLTs provide a collaborative service for children and young people aged 0-16 with moderate-profound hearing loss in Hearing Resource Bases and in the community. The main aim of the service is for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs related to deafness to receive the right support at the right time. This is achieved through assessment and intervention, equipping families and professionals with the skills and resources to work together to help and support children.
We have regular specialist team meetings and supervision opportunities to share knowledge and expertise with other SLTs working in this field. Therapists specialising in deafness belong to the wider Surrey SLT Service and work alongside SLTs and SLT Assistants from other disciplines enabling the development and sharing of clinical skills. Our PS9s carry line management responsibilities and are encouraged to contribute to Service development.
Your main duties will include but not be limited to:
- Assessment, advice and intervention for children with a range of speech, language and communication needs on your caseload. For children and young people who are considered to have complex needs and where a joint multidisciplinary approach is essential to achieving the best outcome for these children, you will be supported by your clinical team leader
- Clinical decision making in conjunction with school/nursery staff and parents around the level of support needed to achieve the best possible outcome for the children on your defined caseload
- Setting targets for children and young people; supporting the delivery of intervention strategies by teachers, assistants and families and monitoring outcomes
- Supporting junior members of the team, line managing others and taking on students
The closing date for this advert is Friday 24th June 2022, although we will be looking at applications as they come in and may shortlist in advance of closing date.
For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Lally (NW Quadrant Lead) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Green (Specialist Team Lead-Deafness) at email@example.com or mobile 07970839672