Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Location
Huntingdon
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Changing the lives of children and young people with communication difficulties across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

We are recruiting enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Speech and Language Therapists.

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. We are looking for first class clinicians with strong communication and interpersonal skills to join our friendly and welcoming team.

The successful candidates will work in the community with both pre-school and school-age children and in a named special school. The last 18 months have been challenging, but we have embraced the opportunity to try new ways of working. We have seen real benefits in working virtually and continue to do this, while also seeing children in person where needed.

We recognise that all children are different and the successful candidate will be supported to consider the best way to work with the children on their caseload.

The posts will be based across Cambridgeshire, covering Huntingdon/St Ives, Fenland/Cambridge.

Our integrated service is a collaboration between Cambridgeshire Children and Young People's Services (part of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust) and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

Provide direct therapy to children who need it, when they need it.

Work with children with a range of needs (including speech sounds, stammering, deafness, AAC) with a person-centered approach to supervision, meaning that clinical specialists are available to support you depending on your own confidence and experience.

Responsibility for the independent management of a clinical caseload of children in community clinics and mainstream 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

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 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, in order to make a differential diagnosis.

To plan, deliver and evaluate 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 coordinated 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 Coordinator and Area & Clinical Lead of the likely impact on the service.

Person Specification Qualifications & Training Essential
  • Degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered Member of RCSLT
  • Registered Member of HPC
Desirable
  • Evidence of commitment to CPD
Experience Essential
  • Experience working in community clinics (at undergraduate/post graduate level)
Desirable
  • Working in a mainstream school
  • Working in a special school
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Knowledge about developmental speech and language disorders
  • Knowledge of a range of assessment procedures relevant to the client group
  • 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
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy
  • Ability to work confidently with parents/carers
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Good analytical ability
  • Awareness of the roles of other professionals (relevant to client group)
  • Knowledge of national professional Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust: delivering excellence in children and young people's health services standards, policies and procedures relevant to client group
  • Awareness of the principles of clinical governance and audit


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