Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Location
Crawley and Horsham
Salary
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum pro rata
Posted
10 Nov 2018
Closes
28 Nov 2018
Ref
150-KW3082-CWS-A
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Grade - Band 6

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist 

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced therapists to join our friendly and enthusiastic Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service in West Sussex. We currently have opportunities within Hearing Impairment, Early Years and Special Schools. The ideal candidates will have experience of working in one or more of the following settings; special schools, specialist support centres for hearing impairment and pre-school community clinics. Some knowledge of AAC/ Dysphagia/BSL or Makaton would be an advantage.  Therapists with an established interest in developing skills in any of these clinical areas will also be considered. We welcome full time or part time applicants.

Our Special School time is based in Crawley area but requires some travel across the local area. The successful candidate will be based in a Special School in Crawley and will work closely with other Speech and Language Therapists, a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant and the wider workforce within the school.

Our Hearing Impairment time is based in the Crawley area and requires some travel across the local area. The successful candidate will be based in a Hearing Impairment Unit attached to a Mainstream School in Crawley and will work closely with a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant and the wider workforce within the school.

Our Early Years' time is based in the Horsham area but again may require some travel across the local area. The successful candidate will be based in a community clinic in Horsham Hospital and will work closely with other Speech and Language therapists.

The post holders will be managed by the Central Locality Managers. Children within West Sussex are offered therapy services through an integrated care-pathways model and you will work as part of the Special Schools Teams and within the vision, values and strategic objectives of Sussex Community NHS Trust.

You will:

  • Work in partnership with fellow health professionals, Specialist Teaching Staff and Education staff and pre-school staff to provide support at universal, targeted and specialist levels using a “balanced system” approach.
  • Offer assessment, care-planning, advice and evidence based interventions to school aged children and young people with Complex Needs, a wide range of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and Dysphagia.
  • Offer assessment, care-planning, advice and evidence based interventions to pre-school aged children and young people with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
  • Assist in the delivery of training on all aspects of SLCN for school staff, nursery staff, parents/carers.
  • Have experience of setting and measuring outcomes to ensure that you are delivering high quality and effective care.
  • Have excellent communication and negotiation skills in order to work with and through others (parents, caregivers and school staff) to achieve positive outcomes for children with Complex Needs and SLCN.
  • Be given excellent supervision and support with CPD opportunities through the appraisal setting process.

 

You must be a car driver and be able to travel. 

Applicants must be registered with HCPC and an enhanced DBS check will be required.

 

Interviews are scheduled to be held on 11th December 2018. 

Applicant requirements You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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