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Speech and Language Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit 2 full time Band 5s Speech and Language Therapist to our well established Speech and Language Therapy team which provides a service across Hull and East Riding.

The successful applicant will be working within Hull/East Riding, Mainstream Community team with children who have a variety of speech, language and communication needs. The area is divided into geographical hubs to manage the caseloads. Location of service delivery includes health centres and mainstream schools either face to face or via Telehealth.

The service has a strong pathway for children with social communication differences. Anyone interested in this area of SLT will have the opportunity to develop therapeutic skills and knowledge of working with children with social communication difficulties, with or without a diagnosis of ASD. This may lead to further opportunities to support the diagnostic process overtime.

The service also has a robust clinical supervision structure and regular in house CPD opportunities are organised. Band 5 Speech and Language Therapists within the service arrange regular meetings to provide peer support, a buddy system and a forum to develop clinical skills further.

Main duties of the job

To be accountable in own area of clinical responsibility, ensuring the delivery of evidence based clinical interventions and practice.

To demonstrate sound clinical skills in practice and provide support and advice re the delivery of care in partnership with patients, relatives, staff, managers, and externally with other agencies.

To be an effective team member within identified geographical hub.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and well being of our patients and service users.

As a service we are committed to developing and supporting our staff to pursue their particular areas of clinical interest. We have a number of specialist teams in Mainstream Schools/DLD, Hearing Impairment, Dysfluency, Social Communication Difficulties, Special Schools and Pre-School Complex Needs, Dysphagia with a small resource for Paediatric Voice and link role for Cleft. We are also in the process of developing a service into the Hull Youth Justice Service with our colleagues in the local authority. It is important to us that all staff feel supported and have an opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience of our highly specialist clinical leads in these service areas.

We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of the wide range of communication disorders
  • A broad understanding of relevant policy, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. SEND reforms
  • Knowledge of confidentiality/Caldicott/Data Protection legislation
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working within SLT services with a wide range of clients in undergraduate training
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation
  • Experience of working with children who have SLCN in a variety of different settings
Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/postgraduate qualification leading to a licence to practice
  • May hold other relevant qualifications in work related topics
  • Prepared to undertake formal qualifications at an advanced level e.g. post graduate level
Effort and Environment Essential
  • Able to commute effectively and efficiently between service bases/work settings
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Effective inter-personal skills
  • Able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills

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