Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 Per Week Term Time only
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 in the beautiful Isle of Wight location. 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.
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 successful applicant will work under the guidance of speech and language therapists and a specialist teacher advisor. The post would suit someone with a wide range of experience of working in education settings, across a range of key stages and who has undertaken additional specialist training related to supporting students with speech, language and communication needs. This could potentially be offered as a secondment opportunity.
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. The successful applicant will deliver intervention and training and provide guidance and support for staff in schools, as well as contribute to the information gathering process for speech and language therapy assessments. Collaborative team working is an important element of our work and this results in fantastic partnerships with families, school staff and other professionals involved.
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.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Leah Frisby on 01983 821 000 ext. 6349.
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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. 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, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also
a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.
This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure 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.
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 has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. 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.
Please view information pack and complete your job application online at www.iwight.com/jobvacancies Telephone 01983 823134 or email email@example.com if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.
We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. 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. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.
Closing date: 05/07/2022