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Neuro Speech & Language Therapist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

The Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team (CNRT) has new funding for 2, Band 5 Speech & Language Therapists (1 WTE- 37.5 hours and 1X 0.6 WTE- 22.5 hours) .

The CNRT in West Kent is a well-established, friendly multidisciplinary team based in two localities- Maidstone at Coxheath Clinic and Sevenoaks at the hospital. The teamcomprises occupational therapists, physiotherapists, Parkinson's disease specialist nurses, rehabilitation assistants and support workers, administrators, speech and languagetherapists and clinical psychologists. We provide patient centred holistic multidisciplinary rehab. Our remit is to Early Supported Stroke discharges, and a wide range ofneurological conditions including brain injury, brain tumours, Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington's Disease and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

The successful applicant will bepart of an innovative and supportive team of clinicians and assistants who have developed clinical pathways, outcome measures and strong links with the acute setting andvoluntary sectors.

The SLT team within CNRT comprises a clinical lead SLT, a Band 6 specialist and two band 5 posts- one WTE and one 0.6 WTE.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be fully supported to develop their skills in assessment and therapy for acquired and progressive neurological conditions in the patient's place ofresidence or clinic. The applicant will have some experience of neurological conditions and RCSLT Level A Dysphagia competencies.

You will gain understanding and experience ofmultidisciplinary working and have opportunities to work with therapy assistants. There is regular formal support through team meetings, line management supervision andclinical supervision; and informal support through buddy groups. There is regular in-service training and CPD within CNRT and through links with the Kent wide adult SLTs.

The successful applicant will hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

If you have any further questions we would be happy to hear from you.Sarah Stevens Clinical Lead SLT Maidstone0300 1234 145/07392 863970

Emma Osei-Mensah Clinical Lead SLT01732 470214/ 07391 861244

Additional Working Pattern: 7 day working

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. From September 2022, the minimum salary we'll pay is �10.90 per hour (excluding apprentices). The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

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All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 8th June 2023.

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Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent (or about to qualify)
  • Health and Care Professions Council licence to practice as a Speech & Language Therapist (or applying once qualified)
  • Registered Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)


  • RCSLT level A
  • Dysphagia competency.



  • Experience of recent community/acute healthcare relevant to the role gained through education or work experience placement or previous employment


  • Relevant voluntary or previous work experience



  • Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS
  • Knowledge of up to date clinical practice


  • Knowledge and understanding of Clinical audit and Outcome measures relevant to the field of Neurological rehabilitation



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - both verbal and written - including presentation of information to others
  • Ability to organise own work
  • Positive and flexible attitude to dealing with change and able to respond to the changing needs of patients in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Efficient IT skills in using Word, Outlook and other common programmes
  • Good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Understands the limits of their own competence and demonstrates ability to act on guidance/feedback from manager or other senior clinician
  • Ability to travel independently between sites in a timely manner
  • Excellent time management, organisational and prioritisation skills

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Effective and strong team player

Ability to manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the team lead / service manager.
  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures.

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