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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Job summary

Are you a Speech and Language Therapist looking for a new challenge? Then please get in touch to discuss the opportunities we have available

We currently have full time and part time opportunities at band 6 available in the following clinical areas:
  • Mainstream Schools
  • Special Schools for children with complex needs
  • Hearing Impairment.

These teams work with busy, interesting and diverse caseloads.

We are a vibrant and sociable team and benefit from a coastal location with easy access the South Downs and London. We are to happy to consider full time, part time and term time only.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss these opportunities.

Will consider as a band 5 role

Main duties of the job

Within the mainstream school team you will be responsible for managing your own caseload within identified schools, providing assessment advice and training as required. An ability to develop strong working relationships with education staff is essential and you will also have the opportunity to work closely with our SALTA who provides therapy in school to specific children. Within the Specials Schools team you will need to have experience of working with children with complex communication needs and supporting these needs within an education environment. You will also be required to liaise closely with parents, education staff and other health professionals to ensure strategies and approaches can be embedded both at home and in school.

Within the Hearing impaired team you will need to have experience of working with children with hearing impairment and be able to evidence clinical experience in pre-school and school-age Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) assessment and diagnosis. You will be required to work closely with a Multi-disciplinary Team and be able write complex clinical reports based on assessment findings.

About us

The successful candidates will receive structured support and supervision from the clinical leads for each team. Furthermore, the teams are very welcoming and supportive and there is a high level of informal discussion and peer support that occurs throughout the week.

If successful, you would receive an induction with opportunities for shadowing other team members. We have regular team meetings and clinical forums. We offer in-house training in a range of specialist areas and benefit from access to Trust funding for external courses when appropriate. We also have equipment budgets which enable the service to continually improve resources for assessment and therapy.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess, treat and manage own caseload of children with speech, language and communication delay and disorder in specialist area.

To provide advice to other professionals and parents in order to support the needs of children with speech, language and communication delay and disorder in specialist area.

To liaise with other agencies and services e.g. schools, social care, and voluntary agencies.

To advise and provide clinical support to other therapists.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Qualification/MRCSL
  • HCPC Registration


  • Membership of RCSLT



  • Experience of independently managing a clinical caseload
  • Working in partnership with parents, teachers and other carers/support workers
  • Experience of working within a relevant specialist area and developing specialist packages of care.
  • Inter-agency planning, consultation and working
  • Experience of a range of caseload management and prioritisation systems

Skills and knowledge


  • Excellent interpersonal skills/oral & written communication
  • Competent IT skills
  • Well established knowledge of assessment tools relevant to client group
  • Well established knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions relevant to client group.
  • Good negotiation, problem-solving and organisational skills
  • Excellent analytical and reflection skills



  • Car owner/driver or suitable alternative

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