Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex
06 Jul 2019
15 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 4,750 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • 14 inpatient and outpatient locations, serving a total community of 1.3 million people
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • Stonewall Diversity Champions, and Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join us at Chailey Clinical Services, providing specialist expert care for children with complex neuro-disability. We are seeking someone with some experience of working with this patient group.

This is a 12 month fixed contract, providing maternity cover.

The successful candidate will work closely with the comprehensive multidisciplinary team, delivering specialist expert care to children and young people who attend our partner organisation, Chailey Heritage School.

We work closely with staff at Chailey Heritage School to give learners with complex disabilities a totally individualised curriculum tailored to their needs and aspirations. Chailey Heritage School is a non-maintained Ofsted awarded 'Outstanding' special school for children and young people aged 3-19 years with complex physical disabilities, high health needs, sensory impairments and associated learning difficulties.

Therapy is integrated throughout the child's school day, supporting and enhancing learning. Collaborative working means that personal therapy and learning outcomes can often be achieved at the same time. Teachers and therapists work together to devise individual programmes and 'next steps' which can be incorporated into meaningful and fun activities.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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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  • Job Description
  • Person Specification
  • Staff Benefits Brochure
  • About Us

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