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Example 1

Job Introduction We are looking for a full time Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to join our team of Therapists and Assistants in the South West of Surrey, covering the areas of Guildford and Waverley. We are a large and supportive team and can offer you line management, peer observations, joint working and a thorough induction together with an in-house training programme. The actual salary is £20,330 per annum based on 36 hours per week, across 42 weeks of the year. The full-time equivalent salary is £21,943 per annum. The role is term time, plus an additional 15 days per year. Your office base will be in Woking although we promote agile working. You will work in a patch of mainstream schools, a specialist centre for children with SLCN (attached to a mainstream school) and a special school for children with severe and profound multiple learning difficulties; all based in the South West Surrey area. All therapy staff are provided with a laptop and mobile phone to allow flexible working, and we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance, considering flexible working and job sharing where possible. You will benefit from a generous Local government salary-related pension and the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff. About the Service The School-Aged Speech and Language Therapy Service is part of Surrey County Council’s local SEND offer, working collaboratively in the Vulnerable Learners team in Surrey’s Children, Families and Learning directorate, with other teams like Educational Psychology and Specialist Teachers. We aim to deliver the right support at the right time, through assessment and intervention, and equipping families and professionals with the skills and resources to work together to help and support children with SLCN. We follow the Balance model to offer universal, targeted and specialist support for children, families and the school workforce, and work with children and young people with EHCPs (Education, Health & Care Plan) and those at SEN (Special Education Needs) support. About the Role Your role will be to play a pivotal part in supporting children to achieve the outcomes agreed by a Speech and Language Therapist in conjunction with the school and family through a range of activities such as: Working individually with a child/ young person within the school Modelling strategies to class teachers/ teaching assistants Working with a small group Creating resources for the therapy team To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence : Experience of working with children and young people either within mainstream or specialist schools and centres Experience of working on communication and interaction targets Ability to adapt your approach and communication style to help children communicate Ability to work flexibly and independently A full driving licence with access to a vehicle insured for work purposes At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow. For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council. Additional Information The closing date for this advert is 23:59 on Sunday 11th July 2021 although we will be looking at applications as they come in and may shortlist in advance of closing date therefore an early application is encouraged. Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 19th July and will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role. Contact Details For an informal discussion please contact Peter Berrill on [phone number]3 or by e-mail peter.berrill@[website] Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all groups.

Example 2

Summary This is not a Wiltshire Council vacancy therefore please contact Malmesbury CofE Primary School (Academy) direct for further information. Malmesbury C of E Primary School is a large vibrant primary school, with 421 children on roll. It was rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in September 2012 and by SIAMS in 2018, and has been a Single Academy Trust since 2013. We have a friendly, supportive and dynamic team of staff who are dedicated to making learning challenging, exciting, infectious and fun. We are a compassionate school dedicated to meeting the needs of all pupils and committed to the welfare of our staff. We continually build towards our vision of “Growing together in wisdom and love; discovering life in all its fullness.” We are delighted to advertise a unique and exciting role within our school as a dedicated HLTA for SEN and speech and language support. The job will involve working both in the classroom, as well as a dedicated speech and language resourced space and supporting lots of different children throughout the school. The job holder will work closely the SENDCo in providing timely interventions to support children to make the best possible progress. We are looking for someone to work in developing children’s learning through: Key word and spelling development through 1 to 1 and group interventions Reading interventions such as guided reading Fine motor skills interventions that will include handwriting Supporting phonics development and interventions matched to the needs of the group English interventions – in and out of class, to support teaching of English. This will involve adapting planning from teachers and planning bespoke work for children Regular discussions with teachers about children’s changing needs and progress and how this affects the provision of support Promoting a positive learning environment Using IT programs/interventions to support children’s learning Differentiating work for individual pupils to suit their ability Motivating and supporting pupils Developing appropriate resources to support pupils The role will also involve Speech and Language Provision where the job holder would: Deliver 1:1 and small group speech and language sessions based on the guidance and targets set by the Wiltshire SaLT service To take part in SaLT reviews with Wiltshire SaLT team To keep records of SaLT sessions – tracking pupils progress against targets set To create resources to motivate and inspire pupils to reach their targets In return we can offer: Support from a highly motivated SEND team and Coordinator SaLT training Access to whole school staff development and training Professional development in working with children with SEND A friendly, collaborative environment where all professionals work as a team The chance to work in an Ofsted rated Outstanding school A highly supportive staff team Possibility of some overtime to cover absence/staff training/development Hours of work: 24 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (4 days per week) Closing date (and time): Thursday 1st July 2021 at midnight Interview date: Week beginning 5th July 2021 Commencement date: 1st September 2021 Find out more and apply In normal circumstances visits during the school day would be encouraged. These may be have to take place after school due to Covid-19 controls, but please contact the school office on 01666 823514 or email admin@malmesbury-[website] . Our school website will also give you lots more information about us Malmesbury CofE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. Job Reference: OTH08078

Example 3

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to work in a dynamic, innovative and supportive Speech and Language therapy team. The post is based in the inpatient and outpatient setting at Velindre Cancer Centre with the opportunity to provide a wide range of clinical support to a range of clients with communication and swallowing difficulties arising from cancer and its treatments - fully supported by the qualified Speech and Language Therapy team. There will be the opportunity to work as a key member of the team. Previous clinical experience of working as a Therapy assistant is preferred but training will be provided. The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Example 4

Are you a psychology or speech and language graduate seeking a Teaching Assistant post supporting pupils with speech and language difficulties? It could be you have qualified in Linguistics or English Language but are committed to supporting pupils with Speech & Language issues? Would you like to support a small class of pupils with speech & Language issues until July as a Teaching Assistant? * Psychology/Speech & Graduate Required * Primary Teaching Assistant position available as a 1 Year Fixed Term * 3 Positions in West London - Speech and Language Teaching Assistant Post * SEN Teaching Assistant for Aspiring Speech and Language Therapist * Leading Primary schools - Teaching Assistant * Immediate Interview - Teaching Assistant * £90-100 per day depending on experience 3 Primary Schools in London, with superb inclusion, are looking to appoint an aspiring Speech and Language Therapist to support their SEN pupils. To be successful in your application you must be a passionate and inspiring graduate who has previous experience working with SEN children (preferably with Speech and Language) either in a volunteer or paid capacity. The schools would like a Teaching Assistant for this post who has a happy, approachable demeanour that students will take to and an ability to differentiate your approach to pupils with varying needs. As a Teaching Assistant it is essential that you have skills to provide a caring, nurturing environment where everyone feels safe and secure. The ideal Teaching Assistant will be able to assess the pupils under your supervision and record your findings for the school to consider. This SEN focussed Teaching Assistant position you will be working with Early Years, Year 3 or Year 5 with classes of around 18 pupils. The classes have pupils with significant special needs, mostly cognitive developmental disorders which places them at levels below their peers. They need support with speech and language as well as other areas of the curriculum. With this school you will be progressing the academic and social achievements of all the SEN pupils in this class. Working with students, either 1:1 or in groups, it will be up to you to ensure all pupils are progressing well and focussed on their lessons.

Pathologist job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so jobseekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Pathologist job summary

Our hospital is seeking an experienced Pathologist who can become part of a team that is focused on learning more about disease transmission. The Pathologist will be responsible for analysing laboratory data and conducting research that adds critical detail to previous clinical studies to help bring us closer to identifying the sources of several diseases. The ideal candidate for this position will have a background and strong interest in the study of autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

Pathologist responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the employee reports to.

  • Work directly with imaging scientists to create analysis algorithms that drive 3D modelling based on various laboratory sample results
  • Combine data from several different sources, including genomic data sets, into a single observational study
  • Work with other team members to translate biomarker evaluations into useful clinical data
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of clinical data to increase confidence throughout the study in the results being achieved
  • Lead a segment of the team on identifying the proteins and other tissue elements required to lead to cures for certain diseases

Pathologist qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful employee. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

  • MBChB or MBBS required
  • 3+ years’ experience in clinical medical research
  • Ability to use ISH Target Expression and other biomarker evaluations
  • Strong teamwork skills required
  • CPA registration required
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