Senior Rehabilitationist – Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS)

Closes 21.04.24

Senior Rehabilitationist

Auditory Implant Service

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £44,263 to £56,021 per annum
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 21 April 2024
Interview Date: Monday 29 April 2024
Reference: 2655724LH

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced specialist Teacher of the Deaf QToD/Educational Audiologist or a Speech and Language Therapist in the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS). This is a full time role but applications will be welcomed for those interested in part time or job share roles.

USAIS provides a regional service for deaf adults and children in the southern region of the UK. By joining our inclusive, multi-disciplinary team, you will have a unique opportunity to further your career by utilising your clinical skills within a University setting, allowing you to access up-to-date research in this field. You will be responsible for the specialised assessment of hearing-impaired adults and children for a range of auditory implants and devices, and will manage a caseload of children and adults, providing rehabilitation and support post-fitting. You will provide training, advice and support for local professionals regarding the optimal use of auditory implants. You will be based at our clinic on the Highfield campus but will also see children and adults in their education or home setting. The area covered for outreach visits could be across the region, but mostly West of Southampton.

You will be a qualified Teacher of the Deaf or Speech and Language Therapist with extensive post qualification experience across the age range. Experience of working with children and young people with auditory implants and assistive listening devices would be advantageous, however, appropriate training will be offered.

Within the department, there are excellent opportunities for specialised working and individual areas of research. You will have the opportunity to be involved with teaching on the MSc and BSc Audiology courses run by the University. Attendance at conferences and training courses is encouraged and supported for continuing professional development. Further details of the role are available in the job description and person specification.

We offer a range of great benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days (pro rata for part time staff) plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.

For information on our Service, please look at the website.

*An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Roberta Buhagiar, Team Leader, at the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service.

As a university, we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days, we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

Apply by midnight on the closing date.