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Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Blackburn
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Speech & Language Therapist

Paediatrics

Band 5

Hours: Part time (0.60wte) hours available.

Base: Shadsworth Children's Centre, Blackburn

Are you a qualified Speech & Language Therapist or a Speech & Language Therapy student qualifying in 2024 and wanting to use your skills working with children, young people and their families?

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated qualified/qualifying speech & language therapist to join our experienced and friendly Blackburn with Darwen based locality team. Applications from those qualifying in the near future are welcomed.

We work with children and young people aged 0- 19 with well-developed and evidenced based pathways covering the needs of children with communication needs. The Children's Therapies Service has a strong network of Clinical Leads who offer clinical, management and safeguarding supervision. As a service we are committed to continued professional development which is supported through Speech & Language Therapy Forums and other training opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The team comprises of speech and language therapists and occupational therapists consisting of both therapists and assistants. We work closely with colleagues in health, education and social care to provide a genuinely child-centred service. We work in a variety of locations, including clinics, children's own homes, nurseries and schools.

It is an exciting time to join our team as you would be involved in developing our services to support wider workforce understanding around speech, language and communication development whilst supporting their self-management. This is led by a multidisciplinary management team.

The successful candidate must be able to effectively manage their own time, and demonstrate excellent communication skills. An interest in working with children and their families is essential.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated qualified/qualifying speech & language therapist to join our experienced and friendly Blackburn with Darwen based locality team. Applications from those qualifying in the near future are welcomed.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Professional Degree or equivalent in Speech & Language Therapy
  • Current Professional Registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of continued professional development


Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of clinical governance framework & implications for practice, including audit and research governance
  • Knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools.
  • Knowledge of a range of therapy techniques and programmes


Experience

Essential

  • Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency collaborative working
  • Safeguarding of children/adults and implementation of policy and procedures with evidence of training/updates
  • Involvement in service improvement projects


Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Childrens Speech Therapy Blackburn & Darwen

Blackburn

BB2 1AX

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

351-PEN836-CLK

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