37 per week, Term time only + 10 holiday working days (47.2 weeks per year)
Term Contract: One year
is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an established and successful
speech and language therapy service, in a role which provides great variety and
opportunities for creative working on the beautiful Isle of Wight. The
Schools Speech and Language Support Team adopts a highly collaborative and
responsive approach to our work in schools, which enables us to offer a unique
and effective service which is valued by our education settings.
our recent (November 2019) Joint Local Areas SEND Inspection, inspectors found
good speech and language therapy service is offered on the island. The service
is provided jointly by the NHS and local authority. A strong core offer is
available to all schools that includes training to enable staff to be more
effective in the support of children with speech, language and communication
needs. This core offer also includes the provision of a parent workshops."
is a role with the Isle of Wight School’s Speech and Language Support Service,
working with senior therapists, specialist teacher advisors, speech and
language therapists and assistants within Island schools and settings to meet
the SLCN (including severe and complex communication needs) of children and
The post would suit an experienced speech and language with
experience of working in special school settings.
successful applicant will have the opportunity to fulfil a role with many
different elements to it, where no two days are ever the same. They will deliver assessment, and intervention, as well as oversee the
work of others and be involved in the delivery of a comprehensive training
Our team members value opportunities to carry out day to day clinical
work, but also to expand knowledge and skills in areas of interest. There are
also many of opportunities for creativity, project work and expanding the
support we can offer in a variety of universal, targeted and specialist ways.
Collaborative team working is an important element of our work and this results
in fantastic partnerships with families, school staff and other professionals
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will receive regular supervision and support from highly skilled, trained and
experienced speech and language therapists and there will be regular
opportunities for training and continuing professional development.
successful applicant will be working as part of an innovative, dynamic and
highly supportive team, that is driven to ensure more positive outcomes for
children, young people, schools and families on the Isle of Wight.
Interviews will be held on-line on Thursday 17 December 2020.
further information or an informal discussion please contact Leah Frisby, on
01983 821000 ext. 6349.
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council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment
policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this
Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively
promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options
(where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees. The Isle of Wight Council is an equal
opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all
cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our
addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident
Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential
requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled,
they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
Please note that this role
falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and
Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and
employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council
delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s
services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July
2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the
Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both
local authorities for a further five years.
The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire
County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who
take operational responsibility for children’s services.