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Band 3 Speech & Language Assistant

Job Reference: 074-B4295

CSH Surrey
Children & Families
Ewell, Surrey
£17,787 - £20,448 + HCAS

CSH Surrey is Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider (since 2006). We are part of the NHS, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%.

Our nurses, therapists and support staff provide adult community health services in the mid and north west Surrey areas, and children’s community health services for the whole of the county. Together we serve a population of more than 1 million people.

In June 2017 our services received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with ‘Outstanding’ for how caring our teams are.

We provide excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes. We also offer a supportive preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and a well-established rotational programme for therapists. Our nurses and therapists also benefit from access to bespoke clinical skills courses.

If you want to be part of a passionate, person-focused community service, apply to CSH Surrey today!


Band 3 SLT Assistant job

£17,787 - £20,448 + HCAS (pro, rata per annum)

Are you interested in working as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant, helping children to develop their basic communication skills? Would you like to work within an upbeat, enthusiastic and supportive team of Speech and Language Therapists and Assistants to learn from and share ideas with? If so then working for Children and Family Health Surrey (CFHS) may be for you.

Children and Family Health Surrey is made up of three partnering organisations; CSH Surrey,First Community Health and Care, and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Together, we provide one Surrey-wide community health service for children and young people from 0 to 19 years of age (up to 25 years for young adults with additional needs) and their families and carers.

You will work as a member of our Early Years Team. This is a challenging and varied role. Day to day you will be running therapy sessions (groups or individual) for a varied population of 0-5 year olds including children with Language disorders and delays, Social Communication Disorders, Speech difficulties, stammering, Down Syndrome, general delay and much more.

You role will be to:

  • Mainly to deliver speech and language therapy to children aged 0-5 years, as advised by a Speech and Language Therapist

  • Organise appointments

  • Support Speech and Language Therapists with admin tasks such as making resources or scanning/photocopying documents

You will be based in either Cobham and surrounding areas of Elmbridge. You will have opportunities to meet up with and bounce ideas off other members of the team. You will be working within the early years team (0-5 year olds) in a variety of settings (e.g. Health centres, Children’s Centres, nurseries, schools and patient’s homes).

We firmly believe that the best services for the children we serve come out of effectively training and supporting our Therapy Assistants and Therapists. As such you will be supported by the following:

  • Guidance and support on how to administer speech and language therapy techniques.
  • Regular supervision with your line manager
  • A thorough induction period including training and shadowing of other Therapists and Therapy Assistants
  • A rolling programme of in-house training (including ‘developing speech sounds’, ‘Using Picture Exchange Communication systems’ and ‘Attention Autism’, to name but a few).
  • Working as part of a team

If you think this exciting role is for you then please make an application. To find out more about the role please contact Leanne Mann(SLT Team LeaderNE) on 07507 641352

Please note this post may close earlier than the closing date if sufficient applications are received; therefore please submit your application for consideration as soon as possible.

Our preferred method of contact is by email, please check emails regularly after closing date.

Golden Hello for substantive roles applicable too:

  • Qualified Nurses

  • Paediatric Occupational Therapists

Adverts placed after 06/03/2017

  • Paediatric Physio & Speech & Language Therapists

  • Health Visitors & School Nurses located in Mole Valley, Epsom, Spelthorne and Elmbridge

Adverts placed after 01/10/2018

  • *Walton Heath Centre and Molesey Clinic - Elmbridge Borough; Epsom Clinic - Epsom/Ewell Borough; Ashford Clinic - Spelthorne Borough

GH is not applicable for Band 7 or Band 8 posts. Or bank posts.

Successful applicants, who have not worked for CSH within the last 12 months, will receive an amount of £2000 paid in 2 instalments - £1000 upon commencement and a further £1000 following successful completion of probation. These payments are pro-rata for part time posts. Payments will be subject to tax and NI in the usual way. Please see Golden Hello guidelines for Terms and Conditions.


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