We are pleased to offer an exciting position to a suitably qualified Speech and Language Therapist to join our dynamic Complex Needs Team. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills at Band 6 level while working in Chester, Ellesmere Port and beautiful surrounding Cheshire countryside. This 37.5 hours per week, full time position will involve working in the child development service for 3 days a week and in community clinics for 2 days a week, although this may vary depending on service need. The post will provide the successful candidate with experience of working with a range of ages in various settings.
As a service we:
- Are split into three teams; Community and Early Years, Mainstream Schools and Colleges and Complex Needs and Dysphagia. This post would sit in the Complex Needs and Dysphagia team with links to the Community and Early Years team. You would have a key involvement working with the Team Leads to develop interventions and evidence based practice for children and young people.
- Are excited about developing our service in line with RCSLT guidance, current research and by embracing changes in the profession such as the terminology around Developmental Language Disorder.
Various hours and locations are available so requests for part-time hours will be considered.
Main duties of the job
The post involves working with children with additional needs, aged 0-5 years and their families. The post holder would be involved with the assessment of need and putting a plan of intervention in place, and we have a range of pathways on offer. The Therapist would join a strong team of Therapists and assistant practitioners from SALT, as well as being part of the health provision to the Child Development Service, and so a keen interest in multi-disciplinary working is required.
The clinic caseload will include children who present with varying speech, language and communication needs and will provide a basis to further develop skills in a wide range of clinical areas.
CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.
Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.
We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.
We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.
Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.
CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.
Job description Job responsibilities
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Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.
CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,
which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.
Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.
The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.
If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.
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All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).
Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.
New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.
CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.
Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.
If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.
Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or Equivalent.
- Health and Care Professions Council - License to Practice.
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
- Knowledge of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, communication, fluency and eating and drinking difficulties in children and young people as appropriate to the client group.
- Knowledge of national policies and procedures
- Knowledge of statutory assessment requirements
- Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level.
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