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We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly, dedicated, and supportive team.
With a strong ethos of supervision and support, our dynamic team provides evidence-based advice, training, and interventions to support children and young people (CYP), their parents/carers and education staff. We work with CYP aged 0-19 with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and feeding difficulties at universal, targeted and specialist levels.
Main duties of the job
- This post is suitable for a newly qualified therapist.
- This post is suitable for a skilled Band 5 Therapist who wishes to broaden their clinical experience.
- We are happy to consider part-time and flexible working patterns.
The post holder will be responsible for the independent management of a clinical caseload of pre-school and school-aged children in community settings. This may include community clinics, pre-school settings, mainstream and special schools .
The client group is children who have a range of difficulties in understanding and/or using speech and language. S/he will work independently with access to more senior colleagues as needed.About us
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.
Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.
To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of ourethnic minority andLGBTQ+ communities.
For further information on CPFT, please visit our website at www.cpft.nhs.ukJob descriptionJob responsibilitiesPlease refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities To independently manage a caseload of pre- school and school age children who have speech, language and communication difficulties. To undertake a range of assessments, both standardised and non-standardised, taking account of medical, social and educational factors, to identify presenting speech, language and communication needs and make a differential diagnosis To plan, deliver and evaluate intervention programmes following professional guidelines and agreed service standards As part of that process, to be able to plan appropriate long term and short term goals working towards discharge To undertake administrative duties connected with the caseload including maintenance of case notes and provision of written reports, following service standards To mange own time and prioritise workload. To ensure that all work is carried out in close collaboration with all those involved in childrens care so that the approach to intervention and support is co-ordinated and comprehensive To identify when there is a need for a second opinion, referring to senior colleagues or SLT specialists as appropriate To make onward referral as appropriate To identify any variations to service delivery or demands and inform the Locality Lead and Clinical Lead of the likely impact on the service. The post holder may be required to attend meetings, supervision and / or deliver interventions outside of their usual area of work, if necessary in order to deliver to the countywide service specification Person SpecificationEducation / QualificationsEssential
- Degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
- Registered Member of RCSLT
- Registered Member of HCPC
- Experience working with children in a variety of settings (student or qualified)
Knowledge & SkillsEssential
- Working in a mainstream school
- Working in a special school
- Working in pre-school settings
- Knowledge about developmental speech and language disorders
- Knowledge of a range of assessments
- Knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions appropriate to the client group
- Highly developed auditory perceptual skills and the ability to transcribe speech phonetically
- Excellent communication skills including the ability to convey sensitive or distressing information to parents/carers
- Attended relevant training e.g. Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Makaton, Fluency, Parent Child Interaction (PCI)
Working within professional boundariesEssential
- Good presentation skills, both verbal and written
- Good organisational skills including administrative ability
- Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy
- Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Ability to organise and prioritise own work
- Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
- Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
- Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
- Listens to and understands directly and indirectly expressed feelings
- Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress, can recognise when to use them and does so
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to use a range of software to support clinical and administrative work
- Ability to travel across the County sometimes at short notice
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation TrustAddress
80 Thorpe Road
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