Speech and Language Therapist
Do you want to work in a role making a difference to the lives of children and young people with autism?
Would you like to gain experience and develop your career working within a multi professional team with experienced teachers, psychologists and therapists?
Would you like to be involved in shaping and designing a brand-new service designed to meet the needs of vulnerable young people and their families?
If yes, then we have some exciting opportunities for you.
Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service are looking to recruit a full-time Speech and Language Therapist to our new service and to also work with St George’s trust within the MDA team.
What does the service do?
Our Autism Advisory Service is a multi- professional service providing advice, support and intervention to children and young people with autism, their families and education settings.
You will also work with the St Georges NHS Trust team. This will involve gathering information and working with children and young people to inform a diagnosis of Autism
What will your role be?
To work collaboratively within a multi-agency Advisory team under the direction of the Head of Service to provide support to education settings to best meet the needs of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Social Communication Disorder (SCD). To deliver high quality training to professionals and families. To deliver programmes of intervention and group work/support for children at home and in school/ EY setting. To oversee and provide advice and support to multi therapy assistants.
To be shortlisted your CV and personal statement will demonstrate:
- Have membership with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy
- Registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Either a BSC in Speech and Language Therapy or a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip)/ MSC in Speech and Language Therapy
- Experience of working with children and young people with a range of Speech, Language and Communication Needs and particularly those with a diagnosis of ASD or social communication disorder.
The Shared Staffing Arrangement aims to be at the forefront of innovation in local government and the organisation will invest in your development and ensure the opportunities for progression that only a large organisation can provide
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays (pro rata). In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
- Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 6th December 2020
- Shortlisting date: Week commencing 7th December 2020
- Interview Date: Week commencing 14th October 2020
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
How to apply?
To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must address the requirements listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Peter Dolor by email Peter.firstname.lastname@example.org
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils