Speech and Language Therapist

West Sussex
09 Feb 2021
09 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • Over 5,000 full and part time staff, with 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • 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
  • Flexible working patterns offered across our services
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly and enthusiastic children's team in West Sussex.

The sessions are based on the coastal strip of the county, including Early Years and Mainstream Schools sessions in the Worthing area. The post holder will be managed by the Worthing Clinical Service Manager.

Our services are offered through an integrated care pathways model, and the post holder will work as part of the Early Years and Mainstream Schools pathway and within the vision, values and strategic objectives of our Trust.

If successful you can expect:
  • A warm, friendly, encouraging team of therapists and assistants
  • Structured support and supervision
  • Excellent clerical support
  • A range of training and development opportunities in Early Years and Mainstream Schools, including access to and support from Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapists in cleft, hearing impairment, dysfluency, ASD and dysphagia
  • Regular team meetings
  • A wide range of resources, and an annual resource budget
  • Excellent IT hardware and software to support remote working

You will:
  • Work in partnership with settings staff to provide support at universal, targeted and specialist levels using a "balanced system" approach and a blended model of service delivery
  • Offer assessment, care-planning, advice and evidence-based interventions to children with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) both face-to-face and remotely
  • Provide training on all aspects of SLCN for schools, settings, parents and other professionals (with support initially) with new online training being actively developed

Applicants must be registered with the HCPC (or students who will achieve registration this summer) and an enhanced DBS check will be required. They should have experience of designing and measuring outcomes to ensure that they are delivering high quality and effective care, and possess excellent communication and negotiation skills in order to work with and through others (parents, caregivers and staff) to achieve positive outcomes for children with SLCN.

A car driver is essential for this post, as travel across West Sussex is required.

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

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; 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.

Documents to download
  • New JD/PS ( PDF , 513.0 KB )
  • B 5 SALT PS ( PDF , 231.4 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )

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