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Communication Support Worker (Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist) 2 posts

East of England
Contract type:
Full time
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Specialist areas:
Community, Paediatric
Start Date:
Job Ref:
62256 CHSE

Communication Support Worker (Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist) 2 posts
Children’s Services - Residential – New Roads Service
£36,681 - £40,875 per annum
Permanent, 37 hours per week
Ref: 62256 CHSE

Opportunities available in Norwich or Dereham

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 Roadswill 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.

All our office-based roles are currently working from home as part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues. We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role and when offices re-open your office base will be Norwich or Dereham.

Our technology platform and equipment is first class enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.

Closing date: 24 January 2021.

Interviews will take place via video technology, where you will have the opportunity to discuss these working arrangements.

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