Sign & Language Assistant
Bexley has adopted Signs of Safety as it’s practice model. This strengths and solution focused ethos of working with families and colleagues is threaded throughout all areas of Children’s Social Care. As part of your role you will continue to work with and embed this practice framework. The framework is having a positive impact practice development, effective engagement with families, staff morale, and motivation across the service.
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join our innovative and highly regarded Complex Needs Team. The service supports all children in Bexley, aged 0-19 who have Speech, Language and Communications needs.
Under the direction of the Specialist Education Lead for the Joint Communication Team (JCT), and in partnership with Speech and Language Therapists, you will be involved in working with schools, staff, external agencies and parents to support pupils with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) in mainstream schools.
The candidate should enjoy working in a variety of situations and have an awareness of the impact that speech, language and communication difficulties can have on children. You should be both flexible and adaptable in your approach to identify and implement successful strategies that ensure children progress and reach their potential. The candidate should have experience of delivering speech and language programmes within a primary setting and/or working with groups of children to deliver early language interventions.
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
What we offer:
- Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
- Performance Related Pay
- An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
- Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
- MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.
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Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.
This post is a part of the Joint Communication Team (JCT). The Bexley Joint Communication Team are an integrated team of professionals who support children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs. The team consists of Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs), advisory teachers and speech and language assistants. They provide advice, assessment and practical ways to promote learning, access to the curriculum and the development of communication skills. They work in partnership with Early Years professionals, school staff, parents and children to maximize communication for learning, socialisation and independence.
- Closing Date for your application: 09/10/2019.
- Please visit our website to find out more and apply. CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
- Anticipated interview date: 29/10/2019
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.