Summary of the role
This post is within the Norwood Speech and Language Therapy Team. The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner providing a speech and language therapy to a designated caseload of children and young people (CYP) between the ages of 0-25 with a range of special educational needs. A significant proportion of service users will have English as an additional language (EAL). The post holder will be expected to manage their own caseload, travelling between sites (eg: education settings, client’s homes, Norwood bases, etc) to provide assessment and treatment and to work alongside others to support the implementation of therapy programmes for the CYP under their care.
The post holder will be expected to work collaboratively with CYP, families, other professionals and colleagues in Health, Education and Social Services and the wider Norwood organisation. The post holder will contribute to departmental meetings, audit, projects, service development activities and the charity work of the organisation. The post holder will provide advice and deliver training to other professionals and parents/carers on all aspects of speech, language and communication. The post holder will be supported to provide clinical education, supervision and training to Speech and Language Therapy Students, less experienced practitioners and colleagues from other disciplines. The post holder will be committed to an integrated and multi-disciplinary way of working with and for CYP and their families, including supporting across Norwood’s Children & Family Services contributing to interventions and packages offered by the wider Education and Family Support Teams.
- Are you a highly motivated and flexible therapist who can work independently and as part of a team?
- Do you have excellent time management, organisational and record keeping skills?
- Have you worked collaboratively with others across a range of contexts to deliver high quality assessment and treatment and management for the CYP (with and without EHCPs) in your care?
- Would you like to develop your skills in supervising and supporting others as well as in working with a culturally diverse and multilingual community?
- Is your written and verbal communication of a high standard?
- Does your experience include carrying out assessments and making needs-led, evidence-based recommendations?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply with your CV and cover letter.
Some of our benefits include:
- Small friendly and supportive team
- Commitment to multi-disciplinary working
- Supervision and CPD opportunities
- Prospects for developing skills across a wide range of needs
- Well-resourced service
- Early finish on a Friday (all year round 1pm close)
- Jewish holidays in addition to annual leave
- Pension scheme
This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.
Patron: Her Majesty The Queen.
Registered Charity No: 1059050
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.