Childrens Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

The closing date is 18th Mar 2024
Anticipated Interview date(s) 16/04/2024 

Job summary

We are very excited to have a new opportunity for a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to join our South West Children's Therapy team! If you are passionate, dynamic and flexible and have enjoyed working with Speech & Language Therapists in health, education or care settings then this may be just what you're looking for.....

You will support children aged 0-18 years with therapy interventions in their homes, pre-schools, school, children's centre or local community clinic under the supervision and guidance of our amazing Speech & Language Therapists.

You will have lots of opportunities for learning and development and regular robust supervision from therapists as well as peer supervision from our other therapy assistants within South West Hampshire and across Solent Children's Therapies. Solent NHS trust is committed to developing apprenticeships for Allied Health Care Professionals and already has an Occupational Therapy apprenticeship up and running, we are positive about supporting our Speech and Language therapy Assistants to enrol on apprenticeships once further education establishments have been identified to support these.

You will need to have an NVQ Level 3 in health and social care or childcare or equivalent as well as a driving licence.

Excellent communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies is essential.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

  • To organise and deliver therapy activities as part of the agreed intervention plan for children under the supervision of named Therapists
  • To assist the Therapists in carrying out interventions and to ensure the smooth running of the service.
  • Solent Integrated Children's Therapy service is for children aged 0-19 who experience challenges with Physical disability, daily functional activities, eating and drinking skills, speech, language and communication.
  • This is a community service delivered in children's homes, pre-school settings, Children's Centres, mainstream schools, special schools, and community clinics.
  • Physiotherapists, podiatry, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists work together with children and their families as part of multi-agency teams with Health Care professionals across acute and community services, Education, social care colleagues and Equipment providers, to enable children achieve their therapy goals.
 

About us

At Solent, our teams mirror the communities we serve. The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan fosters authenticity, ensuring every Solent NHS Trust member feels visible, validated, and valued.

The Annual Staff survey positions us among top-performing Community and Mental Health trusts in 3 of 9 themes:

  • Compassion and inclusivity
  • Each voice matters
  • Staff Engagement

Our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging fosters a strong sense of uniqueness, celebrated among colleagues, contributing to excellent patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, offering an informal chat for those uncertain about job fit. Our revamped recruitment process prioritizes inclusivity, aligned with Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interviews.

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Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential

NVQ III or equivalent in child care qualification

Driving licence

Experience

Essential

Experience of working directly with children

Experience of working with children with special needs

Experience of working in a similar role

Experience of dealing with parents

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

For help with your application, contact: 

Kathryn Robinson 

kathryn.robinson@solent.nhs.uk 

07770555954 

Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 

Band

Band 3 

Salary

£22816.00  to £24336.00 Yearly

Contract

Permanent 

Working pattern

Part-Time, Full-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number

449-Team3-1555 

Job locations

Unit L5 & L6 Swan Centre 
Swan Shopping Centre, Wells Place 
Eastleigh 
Hants 
SO50 5FX 

Beech Hurst Childrens Therapy Service  
Beech Hurst Weyhill Road 
Andover 
Hampshire 
SP10 3AJ 
Totton Health Centre 
Testwood Lane 
Southampton 
Hampshire 
SO40 3ZN 

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