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Speech and Language Advisor

Locations:
Greater London, East Midlands, South East England
Contract type:
Permanent
Hours:
Part time / Job share
NHS band:
Unbanded
Specialist areas:
Community
Posted:
25/05/2021
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
I CAN
Job Ref:

I CAN is the children’s communication charity, and our vision is a world where all children have the communication skills they need to fulfill their potential. Serving children and families for 130 years, I CAN today consists of two special schools, Meath School (Surrey) and Dawn House School (East Midlands); a social enterprise that develops and distributes a wide range of materials, training packages and interventions across the nation; the I CAN Help portfolio of information and advice for parents, carers and practitioners; and is the host for The Communication Consortium of 35 organisations in the field of communication. I CAN’s mission is that no child should be left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding.

This is an exciting time to join our organisation as we have a number of multi-year projects that are just getting underway. We are seeking two Speech and Language Advisors who will collaborate on two projects in Newham and one other London borough in East London which will involve further evaluation of our Early Talk Boost and Tots Talking interventions, with a focus on their potential to support positive outcomes for children with English as an Additional Language (EAL). The posts will involve engaging with families and practitioners on the use of these resources with children with EAL; delivering training both face to face and online to enable new settings to deliver the interventions; co-delivery of the Tots Talking programme; providing ongoing support to settings engaged in the projects and working closely with our monitoring and evaluation team to evaluate the projects over time. In addition to these projects the roles will include delivery of product training to I CAN licensed tutors, as well as supporting the I CAN Help Enquiry Line.

We are seeking two speech and language specialists who have an extensive track record either within the field of speech and language therapy or early education who have experience or are keen develop experience in project delivery. Training to deliver all the I CAN interventions will be provided. Project support will be provided in house by I CAN and you will be managed by I CAN’s project lead.

The successful candidates will be within easy reach of the participating Local Authorities. Your CV should be accompanied by a personal statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing:

Your knowledge and qualifications to undertake the role, any relevant professional registration eg with the HCPC for Speech and Language therapists, your passion for our cause and whether you have a current DBS check.
The extent of your knowledge, awareness and experience of speech, language and communication needs in the early years and delivering solutions both through direct interventions and supporting others through training and facilitation.
Your understanding of the needs and potential of children with EAL
Your experience of collaborating with stakeholders – parents / carers and other professionals in achieving common goals.
Your experience of developing and delivering tailored training to a range of audiences.
Does this sound like you? We would love to hear from you if that is the case.

To apply, please submit your up to date CV and a covering letter addressing how you meet the person specification to jobs@ican.org.uk by 5pm, on Monday 14th June. Interviews will take place on 23rd June. For an informal discussion or to find out more please contact Liz Wood on 07912 848697.

Please note that we will not close applications before this time and date as we recognise that candidates put in a lot of time and effort into making an application and we want to give each of you the time and space to put in an application you feel proud of.

Please note that we will not shortlist candidates who do not submit a CV and a supporting statement.

I CAN works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

I CAN is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately, we are not always able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received a response within one week after the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion.

I CAN is committed to safeguarding and welfare of children. We carry out the appropriate vetting and verification on all staff.

Closing Date:
15/06/2021
Contact Details:
I CAN
Tel: 020 7843 2522
Contact: I CAN
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