Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
LONDON
Salary
£29,553 to £36,265 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Join our new Band 5 to Band 6 Development pathway where we provide you with a structured programme of additional training and opportunities to develop band 6 competencies over a 12- month period, and supported to move to a band 6 role.

Following an unprecedented investment of 20 new posts across all bandings in April 2022. We are looking for new SLTs to join our expanding team and our new band 5 to band 6 development pathway.
  • Are you an innovative, creative speech and language therapist?
  • Would you like to bring your skills and ideas to help us deliver change and new services?
  • Are you already working as a Band 5 with 12 months post graduate experience, successful completion of RCSLT competencies...and wanting to progress to a band 6?


Main duties of the job

We have an exciting opportunity for Speech and Language Therapists with skills and knowledge in paediatrics to join our team. We have a number of newly funded posts across our Early Years and schools service. Successful candidates can express preference for a single post in one area or split posts across early years and schools. You will be part of our new band 6 development pathway where you will be provided with a structured programme of training, opportunities and additional support to develop your band 6 competencies. You will develop a portfolio of evidence and on successfully completing the pathway be supported to move into a band 6 role within the service.

The Early Years' team offers specialist assessment, intervention and advice for younger children who present with a variety of speech language and communication needs. This includes children with social communication difficulties, developmental language disorder, dysfluency and language delay. Although primarily clinic based the service has strong links with children centres, nurseries and early years' settings where therapist may also be required to work and provide training.

About us

We have an exciting opportunity for Speech and Language Therapists with skills and knowledge in paediatrics to join our team. We have a number of newly funded posts across our Early Years and schools service. Successful candidates can express preference for a single post in one area or split posts across early years and schools. You will be part of our new band 6 development pathway where you will be provided with a structured programme of training, opportunities and additional support to develop your band 6 competencies. You will develop a portfolio of evidence and on successfully completing the pathway be supported to move into a band 6 role within the service.

The Early Years' team offers specialist assessment, intervention and advice for younger children who present with a variety of speech language and communication needs. This includes children with social communication difficulties, developmental language disorder, dysfluency and language delay. Although primarily clinic based the service has strong links with children centres, nurseries and early years' settings where therapist may also be required to work and provide training.

Job description Job responsibilities

In return we can offer you:
  • The band 5 to band 6 development pathway
  • An amazing working environment, with a warm, welcoming and supportive team of SLTs and colleagues who bring experiences from all over the world.
  • 1:1 monthly supervision, appraisal and CPD
  • Team learning programme
  • Protected service development time and regular team away days
  • Opportunity to supervise and develop junior staff
  • Monthly team meetings
  • On-going clinical skills development, MDT working
  • Opportunity to lead service improvement
  • Involvement in audit and quality improvement

Based at the child development centre, in Stratford in the London Borough of Newham, close to the Olympic Park in the heart of Londons East End (with excellent transport links with the rest of London and Essex). The childrens speech and language therapy service has a strong multi-agency work ethic with other services both within the trust and with partner agencies, and offers services across a wide range of care groups in the borough.

Come and be part of a team that is innovative, responsive, adaptable and which aspires to stand out in the future in the areas of service delivery, improvement and research.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree/Post graduate degree Qualification or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council - Licence to Practise
Desirable
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Negotiation and Problem-solving Skills
  • Demonstrates good analytical and reflection skills
  • Well-developed concentration skills
  • Good presentation skills, both written and verbal including ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Working knowledge of relevant information technology
  • Good organisational skills
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Demonstrates ability to be a good team member
  • Knowledge of relevant assessment tools
  • Skills in planning, assessing and implementing relevant intervention
  • Knowledge of relevant national policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions
  • Interest in acquiring broad experience across various relevant care groups
  • Awareness of the principles of clinical governance /audit
  • Ability to work independently as appropriate
  • Awareness of the roles of other relevant professionals
  • Ability to work in partnership with other professionals and other agencies
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the needs of clients from a range of ethnic and linguistic backgrounds
  • Awareness of standards of record keeping
Desirable
  • Understanding of local issues relevant to delivery of a Speech & Language Therapy service
Other Essential
  • Willing and able to work flexibly across sites


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