Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

£28,050 to £36,644 pa pro rata
29 Nov 2018
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed term
Full Time
Grade - NHS AfC: Band 6

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Mainstream Schools/Early Years 

Band 6 Full-time 37.5 hours

Fixed Term for 8 Months until 31st August 2019

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Speech and Language Therapist with experience of working in mainstream and early years to join our friendly and enthusiastic Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service in West Sussex to help cover a staff sabbatical.

This post is based in Worthing Locality but requires some travel across the county. The post holder will be managed by the Worthing Locality Manager. Children within West Sussex are offered therapy services through an integrated care-pathways model and you will work as part of the Schools pathway and within the vision, values and strategic objectives of Sussex Community NHS Trust.

The successful candidate will be based in Lancing but working within mainstream schools and an early years clinic offering a variety of evidence-based, direct and indirect therapy approaches.

You will:

  • Work in partnership with fellow health professionals and Education 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 children and young people with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) including those children with additional learning needs.
  • Assist in the delivery of training on all aspects of SLCN for school staff, parents and others involved in the care of children with SLCN.
  • 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 SLCN.

We will offer:

  • A friendly and supportive working environment.
  • Excellent administrative support.
  • Regular management and clinical supervision, quality appraisals and opportunities for CPD.
  • Excellent access to second opinions and highly specialist clinical support.
  • The opportunity to work in our forward thinking and motivated locality team with close links with colleagues across the countywide service.

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

A car driver is essential.

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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