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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are recruiting an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. The post will be based in Ely and Cambridge, covering the surrounding local area.

Due to exciting developments across our Trust, we are recruiting to a range of Band 5 and 6 clinical posts. With a strong ethos of clinical support and supervision, our dynamic, award-winning team provides evidence-based advice, training and interventions to children and young people. Our aim is to change the lives of children and young people with communication difficulties across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview where they will be asked to complete a short task before meeting the interview panel. The interview will focus on clinical and problem solving skills.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a first class clinician with strong communication and interpersonal skills to join our friendly and welcoming team. The successful candidate will specialise in working with children with complex needs and work in the community with both pre-school and school-age children.

If you join our team, you will:
  • Receive high quality support and supervision from your locality coordinator and your area lead, as well as from clinical specialists and wider team members
  • Provide direct therapy to children who need it, when they need it
  • Work with children with a range of needs with a person-centred approach to supervision, meaning that senior clinical specialists are available to support you depending on your own confidence and experience
  • Access in-house training which aims to meet your needs and interests
  • Receive the NHS annual leave entitlement which can be taken flexibly at any time in the year

Comments from therapists who recently joined our team include:

My supervisors and colleagues are genuinely interested in my professional development and helping achieve my goals.

There are many opportunities for additional training in areas you are interested in, such as stammering, dysphagia, or AAC.

Everyone in the Trust is extremely friendly and approachable. I know there is always someone I can go to for support.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

To independently manage a specialist 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, which combined with specialist theoretical knowledge will lead to differential diagnosis

To plan, deliver and evaluate specialist intervention 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 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 Co-ordinator and Area & Clinical Lead of the likely impact on the service

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Degree or Postgraduate equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered Member of RCSLT
  • Registered Member of HCPC
  • Evidence of successful completion of short specialist courses
  • Evidence of commitment to CPD
  • Membership of relevant Clinical Excellence Network
Experience Essential
  • Experience of developing and delivering training
  • Recent and comprehensive experience working in community clinics, schools and pre-schools
  • Experience of working in a range of multiagency settings and with interagency teams
  • Previous experience supervising less experienced colleagues
  • Experience of advising/providing further opinions
Skills Essential
  • Experience of working with children who have complex communication needs
  • Experience of working in a special school

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