Communication Support Worker (Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist)

£36,681 - £40,875 per annum Full time All Year 04-03-2021 No childcare qualifications
Communication Support Worker (Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist) 62256 CHSE
Norwich, Norfolk
Children’s Services - Residential – New Roads Service
£36,681 - £40,875 per annum plus excellent relocation package
37 hours per week. Permanent

We have ambitious plans to shape how we work with families, placing practitioners and relationship-based practice at the heart of what we do. Through Vital Signs, our vision for Children in Norfolk, we work with whole family networks and across the whole system to support families to build on their strengths and to achieve the best possible outcomes.

As part of our ambitious plans, we are working closely with North Yorkshire County Council to adopt and adapt their pioneering No Wrong Door – Strengthening Families Protecting Children (SFPC) programme to support young people who are within or on the edge of the care system. Bringing together a team of specialists through a central hub, our new model, named New Roads will work with young people experiencing complex journeys and combines short term residential care placements and edge of care support through a range of specialist and wrap-around services.

We are looking for Communication Support Workers, highly specialist Speech and Language Therapists (SLT), to work with vulnerable young people who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) aged between 11-19 years of age, or up to 25 years of age where the individual has a special education need or a disability. Embedded within our brand-new service, working across two hubs, you will work alongside a specialist team including a Life Coach (Clinical Psychologist), Education Training and Employment Support, Placement Support and Homelessness Support.

You will undertake training within residential children’s homes, with teams such as the Family Intervention and partner agencies to raise awareness of the types of communication difficulties faced by young people and strategies to facilitate their communication. You will maximise the opportunity to build trusting relationships with young people, be flexible and accessible for young people to reach out in settings they are comfortable in.

As a qualified speech and language therapist with a relevant degree, you will be HCPC registered with evidence of successful completion or on-going specialist short course/ training up to master’s degree level or equivalent and membership of a relevant Clinical Excellence network (local or national). With experience at specialist level you will have in depth knowledge of a range of appropriate SLT therapeutic interventions (relevant to the client group) and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits.

This is a great opportunity to be part of our exciting new service, connecting and engaging with young people to support them to achieve the best possible outcomes in life.

Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity. Interviews will take place via video technology.

For an informal discussion regarding the opportunity or if you would like to know more about the New Roads Service, please contact, Michelle Mackney (Service Manager for Residential and Semi Independent Accommodation Services) on 01362 693250.

Closing date: 04 March 2021