Speech and Language Therapist

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

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Part Time
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Are you an experienced speech and language therapist with a passion and drive to develop work around early intervention for children with speech language and communication difficulties and their families? The Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service have an exciting vacancy for a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Central Bedfordshire.

We are seeking a specialist in the field of preventative practice and early intervention for children with speech language and communication needs (0-5 years) to join the team for a 12 month FTC. Flexible working, part remote and part face to face.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will support families to access early advice for SLCN and work in partnership with both Health and Education colleagues to enhance the provision and knowledge for early identification of SLCN including delivery of training. Candidates should be skilled in working compassionately and effectively with families.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate an ability to work flexibly, and demonstrate initiative and confidence around clinical decision making. Candidates will have excellent communication skills and be experienced in multidisciplinary working.

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

The post holder will be an experienced therapist and will work with the Early Communication Support Team within the field of preventative practice and early identification. S/He will support the delivery of SLT into Childrens Centres in Central Bedfordshire. S/He will have day to day responsibility for promoting speech and language activities across Bedfordshire and in designated childrens centres and/or for a caseload of pre-school children and their families in community settings/groups and home visits.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To manage and prioritise a defined caseload and work with an appropriate degree of autonomy and independence, with regular support/supervision, with children in designated Childrens Centres in Central Bedfordshire.

To promote early identification, appropriate treatment/discharge/referral on, of children with speech and language difficulties.

To work in partnership with health and education colleagues to deliver an integrated support pathway for children in CBC

To deliver training to enhance the skills of the wider workforce around Speech, Language and Communication

To identify training needs, to develop packages/workshops around SLCN to deliver the training independently.

To identify, assess and diagnose communication impairments and select appropriate patients and type of therapy for effective treatment

To assess, develop and implement speech and language therapy treatment and discharge as appropriate. To make a differential diagnosis on the basis of evidence from assessment, and design appropriate treatment based on analysis of profile of need seeking advice as appropriate.

To develop clinical skills and professional knowledge through experience, training and supervision.

Independently take students on placements for clinical teaching and supervision, including exam placement

Be responsible for the supervision of SLT unqualified staff and volunteers

Contribute to the support of newly and recently graduated SLT Staff

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Recognised S< Degree or equivalent Health Professions Council Licence to Practice Registered member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Attendance at relevant CEN
  • Signing trained
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge of a range of paediatric clinical disorders, assessments and appropriate therapeutic interventions
  • Evidence of working in an integrated way with partner organisations.
  • Experience of working in Children's Centres
  • Evidence of working in an integrated way with partner organisations.
Skills Essential
  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically.
  • Awareness of the principles of clinical governance/audit
  • Negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults

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