Speech And Language Therapist Jobs
Location: Brooklands College
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000
Job Type: Part time
Contract Type: Permanent
Brooklands College is a Further Education College with two campuses based in Weybridge, Surrey and Ashford, Middlesex. We pride ourselves in providing innovative and effective programmes for learners of all abilities.
This is an exciting opportunity to take on a new Speech and Language Therapist role across both discrete and mainstream provision at Brooklands College. The role involves working as part of the College team to assess young peoples’ needs, and to design and deliver speech and language therapeutic programmes to a range of high needs learners with complex needs, such as: SLCN; learning difficulties and/or disabilities; autism; Asperger’s; and emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.
You will work closely with the Heads of Progression and EHCP Co-ordinator to provide a detailed assessment of a learner’s speech, language and communication needs, and develop an individual or group therapeutic programme to ensure that the appropriate support is in place for a young person as set out in their Education, Health and Care Plan by the local authority.
You will be expected to provide regular reports of learner progress for EHCP reviews, and contribute to staff development and training by advising managers, tutors and support teams on how to embed speech, language and communication strategies effectively.
You must hold relevant, professional qualifications and have experience of delivering speech and language therapy to children and young people with a range of communication difficulties. A skilled communicator, you are able to engage with young people and help them develop strategies to overcome their language difficulties.
This position is required to work flexibly to support other colleges within the surrey region on an adhoc basis.
Our values and behaviours at Brooklands College, are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Details of our values, along with more information about the role are provided in the Job description.
We offer a vibrant, friendly working environment with a real sense of working at the heart of the local community as well as a benefits package which includes: -
- Pension (TPS or LGPS)
- Generous holiday entitlement
- Staff well-being and fitness resources
- CPD courses and training to enhance your skills and provide strong career progression
- Financial benefits and discounts
- Brooks Café open daily, serving hot and cold food
- Employee recognition schemes: - Brooklands Best and Brooklands Value Awards
- Free on-site parking
Brooklands College is proud to be an equal opportunities employee and is committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace and are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity, age, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics. Brooklands College is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be carried out, in line with KCSIE, for all those who are shortlisted and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and 2 satisfactory references
(dependent on experience and banding)
PERMENANT – FULL TIME - PART TIME
Calling all SLTS! Are you looking for a new opportunity to support children and young people with complex needs?
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an organised and compassionate Speech & Language Therapist to join our dynamic therapy team. This role would be an excellent opportunity for someone that may be at the start of their career having just qualified, or an experienced Therapist looking for a new and exciting challenge.
You will work closely with an experienced team of colleagues of all disciplines to further develop the provision of Speech and Language Therapy. You will be responsible for providing clinical assessment, reports, therapy programmes, advice and training as an integrated resource across St Elizabeth’s. Working with the team you’ll take a holistic approach to support the needs of our children and young people that live on site, improving their quality of life by promoting their wellbeing and self-advocacy.
Our Health Agency is committed to providing high quality, holistic person-centred therapy and support enabling people to maximise their potential. We also work in partnership with GP’s, Psychiatrists, and lead Neurologists from both Great Ormond Street and the National Hospital for Epilepsy.
We are looking for candidates with a positive approach and excellent professional skills. The successful candidates will have knowledge of potential communication and dysphagia difficulties associated with the Learning Disability population and knowledge of assessment tools and a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant to the client group.
This is a great opportunity for someone with a recognised Speech & Language Therapy degree, who is HCPC registered, to embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career within an organisation that does great work.
Based across 60 acres of beautiful countryside between Harlow and Bishops Stortford, St Elizabeth's is a charity supporting children, young people and adult day clients with epilepsy and other complex medical conditions, the severity of which impacts upon their health, social, behaviour, learning and emotional development.
In addition to excellent staff training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment:
- From 23 days’ annual leave per annum plus bank holidays
- Eligible for Blue Light card
- Discounted gym membership
- Employee Recognition Scheme
- Life Assurance
- Opportunity to pursue recognised qualifications of your own
- Free on-site parking
- Recommend a friend payment of up to £500 (T&Cs apply)
- Confidential employee assistance programme
- Fully paid for DBS
- Contributory pension scheme - eligible employees are automatically enrolled after 3 months at 5% (3% employer contribution)
How can you find out more?
To apply, complete an application form and upload an up to date CV on our website. All offers are conditional and subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks and references including an enhanced DBS check. Please note we are not on a public transport route. The salary range advertised is based on a full-time equivalent annual salary and appointment on the scale is dependent on the role/band, qualifications and experience.
Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis; therefore, we recommend that you apply sooner rather than later. We reserve the right to close an advert if we receive sufficient applications ahead of the deadline.
If you require reasonable adjustments at application or interview stage, please do let us know as soon as possible.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
At St Elizabeth’s we embrace diversity in all of its forms and aspire to create a diverse and inclusive working culture. We are proud to be recognised as an Investor in People and to hold Disability Confident status. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming all applications from across the community.
St Elizabeth’s Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Some of our positions involve regulated activity relevant to vulnerable children, adults and young people. It is a criminal offence for people who are barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with that particular group. Our vacancies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Registered Charity 1176777
Start date: Early April 2024
12 months maternity cover
Part-time (21 hours per week, three to four days per week)
Hybrid/Edinburgh, EH2 2AF
Do you combine a can do attitude, a top policy mind, a strong knowledge of public services with political interest, experience and the ability and passion to communicate a cause? With health, education, social care, and equalities high on the Scottish political agenda, this is a chance to influence policy and to make a real difference.
Who we are
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the United Kingdom (UK). We support and represent over 22,000 members while operating nationally across our office and members hubs in London, Belfast, Edinburgh, and Cardiff. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with communication and swallowing needs by facilitating and promoting research, producing guidance, holding events, and influencing government. We aim to promote better education and training for speech and language therapists and provide information to our members and the public about speech and language therapy.
Working as a member of the RCSLT Scotland team and with colleagues across the UK, the Policy Adviser will be responsible for securing meaningful outcomes on delegated strands of policy work, supporting our strong policy and public affairs profile with the Scottish Parliament and Government. Work will involve liaising with MSPs, government officials and other stakeholders at a senior level. Awareness of speech and language therapy and experience of working for a member organisation would be an advantage.
This is a hybrid role, working from home with at least one day per week working from the RCSLT Scotland office.
Our ideal candidate will have:
- An awareness of the policy direction of travel in health, education, and social care
- Experience of influencing policy and political processes
- Knowledge and understanding of how law and social policy is developed within the public sector.
- Excellent networking, negotiating, influencing and communication skills.
- A successful track record of providing advice to civil servants and politicians or other senior decision makers on complex and sensitive issues.
- The ability to contribution and lead on development of projects across a complex organisation
- The ability to lead in the development, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation of RCSLT Scotland campaign activity.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate, persuade and influence.
- Very strong communication skills.
- An ability to work under pressure, manage time, plan, prioritise and work to deadlines.
- The ability to analyse and synthesise complex information.
What we can offer you:
- A competitive salary.
- Generous annual leave entitlement.
- Excellent staff training and development opportunities.
- Supportive and flexible working environment including, hybrid working arrangements.
- Generous Pension scheme.
- Life insurance cover.
- Season Ticket Loan scheme.
- Eye care voucher scheme.
- Family friendly employer including enhanced maternity and paternity leave.
- Cycle to Work scheme.
- Access to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme, and more!
How to apply
For more details about the role and to apply, please visit our website.
Closing date: 10:00am on Tuesday 5th March 2024.
Interview date & assessment: Tuesday, 12th March 2024 (at our Scotland Office).
Please note: If we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert before the closing date. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.
The RCSLT is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.
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This is a unique opportunity to work with parent carers and other stakeholders to co-produce a new Parent Carer Forum (PCF) in Hackney.
Parent Carer Forums are representative local groups of parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities who work alongside local authorities, education, health and other service providers to ensure the services they plan, commission, deliver and monitor meet the needs of children and families.
This post would suit an experienced project officer who enjoys connecting with and bringing out the best in people and is looking to develop their project management skills.
You should be a confident communicator, a good organiser and willing to immerse yourself in the world of special educational needs and disabilities and passionate about empowering others.
We welcome applications from people who have previous experience of caring for a child or young adult with SEND.
See our job description and person specification for more information.
Interviews will be held on Friday 8th March (online) and possible Monday 11th March. Please state your availability for interview in your covering letter.
Please read the job description and person specification and let us know in your covering letter how you meet the requirements.
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