Speech and Language Therapy

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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Ref: 50053627

Speech and Language Therapy, SEN Service

Grade 10, £28,223.78 to £30,670.90 per annum

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted. In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.

Vacancy Reference: 50053627

Closing Date: 14/12/2020

Hours: 37 per week, Term time only + 10 holiday working days (47.2 weeks per year)

Fixed Term Contract: One year

 

This 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.

 

From our recent (November 2019) Joint Local Areas SEND Inspection, inspectors found the following:

 

"A 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."

 

This 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 young people.

 

The post would suit an experienced speech and language with experience of working in special school settings.

 

The 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 package.

 

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 involved.

 

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You 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.

 

The 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.

 

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Leah Frisby, on 01983 821000 ext. 6349.

 

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This 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 commitment.

The 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 local community.

In 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.