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Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT)

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
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Specialist areas:
Start Date:
Hampshire County Council
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Salary Range: £32,752 - £36,862 pro-rata, per annum (actual salary £28,733 - £32,339 per annum)
Work Location: Winchester, Basingstoke or Havant but the role will involve travelling across Hampshire County, visiting schools
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Permanent (Term Time only - 40 weeks per annum)
Closing Date: 30 November 2020
Interview Date: Week commencing 7 December 2020
Contact details for an informal discussion: Lynne Ralston , Team Leader Communication and Interaction at

Do you want to play a supporting role in helping children in Hampshire?

The role of the Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT) will involve working within the Communication and Interaction Team which is part of the Specialist Teacher Advisory (STA) Service. The Communication and Interaction Team support children / young people across Hampshire who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We support children with EHCPs in both mainstream and special educational needs settings. We are looking to increase our provision, particularly across our mainstream and commissioned services, which will involve working in collaboration with our Specialist Therapists, holding your own caseload and contributing to wider service development via supervision and CPD opportunities.

The postholder will be responsible for providing essential therapy, interventions, and class-based support to a caseload of children and young people with a wide range of communication and learning difficulties. An ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of supporting the communication and interaction needs of young people within an education context. They will have excellent clinical and theoretical understanding and experience of applying this understanding with children. They will have the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, being able to communicate effectively with colleagues, educational settings, and other professionals. They will understand the need for reflective practice, flexibility, and the importance of confidentiality. This will be supported through a variety of supervision opportunities, access to Specialist care pathways and direct support from specialist colleagues, where this has been identified by the post holder.

This post is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their clinical understanding of working with children within a variety of educational contexts, across a range of therapeutic areas. We would be supportive of applications from both established Speech and Language Therapists looking to develop their skills within a local authority service, and those who are newly qualified practitioners; as our service support structure means that we can offer the supportive work environment that a newly qualified, but highly motivated, Therapist would also thrive in.

Working within the Specialist Teacher Advisory Service, you will cover an extensive area of Hampshire, therefore please note you must be able to meet the travel requirements of the role. Generally, this means that you will require a full driving licence and access to a car, but reasonable adjustments to this requirement will be considered to cater for a declared disability.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

• Professional Speech Therapy Qualification
• Professionally qualified and registered with the HCPC.
• Professionally qualified and registered with RCSLT.
• Experience of working within education services.
• Up-to-date knowledge of Speech and Language Therapy practices for school aged children.
• A strong passion for working with children with additional needs, within an educational context
• Excellent problem-solving skills.
• Previous experience of working with children with a range of SEN needs.
• Ability to communicate well and clearly, both verbally and in writing
• Understanding of how to encourage and support young people with additional learning needs
• Ability to engage and communicate effectively with people
• Ability to use initiative to solve day-to-day problems as they arise within given parameters
• Possess IT skills to confidently complete all activities the role demands
• Highly organised and able to manage time and conflicting demands effectively
• An understanding of, and commitment to, the need for confidentiality.
• Ability to meet the travel requirements of the role.


• Previous experience of working as a Speech and Language Therapist with Children with SEN in both mainstream and Special educational needs settings.

Working Conditions:

• Use of Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
• Working with children,
• Working across sites and using virtual therapy methods.

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a criminal records check. Please note that under safer recruitment requirements, references will be requested prior to interview.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Hampshire County Council
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Contact: Hampshire County Council

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