Location: The Children's Trust School
Contract Type: Permanent
Specific Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £37,152 - £43,994 per annum (dependent on experience and inclusive of outer London weighting)
Closing Date: 03 July 2022
We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Children's Speech and Language Therapist to join our Specialist Centre. The post holder will support the delivery of a multi-tiered approach within our school and residential homes for children with neurodisability and complex health needs. The team is well resourced with opportunities for intensive therapy. The service offers generous CPD support and a range of opportunities to be involved in audit, research, and service evaluation.
Knowing what it takes to deliver speech and language therapy, you will possess a sound knowledge of speech and language therapy assessment, and an excellent understanding of supporting children and young people with communication needs, speech and language difficulties and eating and drinking management. With experience of working in a complex environment, across a large and diverse workforce, you will be exceptionally organised with a high-level of attention to detail. You will naturally possess excellent inter-personal skills, and an ability to consult and positively engage with key stakeholders across the organisation.
Our ambition is for all children with brain injury and neurodisability to have the opportunity to live the best life possible. This is a chance to develop your skills where you will provide an outstanding service to the children and families we support.
This is a great opportunity to develop a career where you make a significant and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of children and families.
Please visit https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/meet-the-children to learn about the wonderful children we are privileged to work with.
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If you would like to discuss the role please contact the Recruitment and Compliance Team, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview Date: To be confirmed.
Strictly no agencies please.
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy, and care at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, and to children and their families across the UK, via our Brain Injury Community Service.
Boasting a beautiful 24-acre site in Surrey, we are located just outside of London, close to the M25 (accessible via Junction 8, A217 to Tadworth) and easily accessible via National Rail, by way of: Clapham Junction, Sutton, and Epsom.
The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including, adoption pay, time off for fertility treatment, enhanced paternity leave, paid carers leave, time out days for those experiencing menopause symptoms, time off for gender reassignment, and much more. We also offer additional annual leave days for those with long service, with entitlements ranging from 35 to 41 days (including bank holidays) depending on your length of service. Other benefits include free on-site parking; a staff shuttle service from Coulsdon South train station to Tadworth Court; subsidised cafeteria; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an environment that is as unusual in its beautiful historic nature, as it is unique in its state-of-the-art facilities.
The Children’s Trust is fully committed to protecting children and young people. All posts at The Children's Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS check. If you are applying to The Children's Trust, and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly.
The Children’s Trust has a duty of care to minimise the risk of all infectious diseases to the vulnerable and extremely vulnerable children and young people in our care, as well as our employees and volunteers. As a result, we require staff to provide a valid NHS Covid Pass (or proof of Covid vaccinations or medical exemption) for all roles at Tadworth Court and in the Brain Injury Community Service. We also expect staff to have taken or be willing to take relevant immunisations required by the role to protect them against infectious diseases, (unless you are medically exempt).
At The Children’s Trust we recognise how important it is to have leadership that reflects the children, young people, and families that we support. We also recognise that staff, comprised of a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences will help us to better understand the needs of those we support, and how we can best represent their interests. We, therefore, particularly welcome applications from disabled people, individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those from other under-represented groups. The Children’s Trust is committed to achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across all levels of the organisation. For further information, see: https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/about/statement-equity-diversity-Inclusion
PLEASE NOTE: The Children's Trust Application Form must be completed and submitted, in order for your application to be considered. As part of the shortlisting process, gaps in employment will be examined and will be further explored during the interview process.