37 per week, term time only + 10 days (47.2 weeks per year)
is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an established and successful
speech and language therapy service on the Isle of Wight. The Schools Speech
and Language Support Team works in collaboration with schools to ensure the
communication needs of all children are met within their school environment.
The service is also working to develop our collaboration and co-production with
parents and carers and children and young people.
our recent (November 2019) Joint Local Areas SEND Inspection, inspectors found
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."
job purpose is to ensure delivery of required intervention to children and
young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and provide
support for schools and education settings to enable children and young people
to access learning and positive peer experiences in their education
environment. This will involve working with therapists, assistants and
education staff within Island schools to meet the SLCN of children and young
people. The post would ideally suit a therapist with experience of working in
education settings at undergraduate or postgraduate level and would be appropriate
for a newly qualified speech and language therapist.
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.
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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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.
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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.
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.