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Senior / Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior / Specialist Speech and Language Therapist -Band 6

Full time 37.5 hours per week ( A minimum of 22.5 hrs per week part time hours would be considered)

Special Schools and Dysphagia

Would you like to come and join our Children's Speech & Language Therapy Team in Coventry ?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Speech & Language Therapist to join our innovative community-based team working across Coventry.

We have sessions available in special schools and also in the dysphagia team. Dysphagia competencies are desirable or a willingness to work towards achieving them.

You would be providing assessment and intervention for children and young people with aspects of the role also including training for parents and education staff .

You will also have some service wide responsibilities and would offer clinical and caseload support to less experienced colleagues.

The service is delivered in a variety of settings family homes, nurseries, mainstream and special schools and the city centre clinic. We also provide some virtual appointments via Attend Anywhere.

Main duties of the job

The Children's Speech & Language Therapy Team aims to provide a high-quality service to children, young people and their families. We provide assessment, interventions, advice and support to children and young people aged 0-19 with a Coventry GP. We also support children in Coventry schools with an Education, Health & Care Plan. We have developed clinical pathways and a competency programme in a variety of clinical areas including Speech, Language, Voice, Fluency, Dysphagia, Hearing Impairment, Cleft Palate, Alternative & Augmentative Communication and young children At Risk of SLCN.

We are committed to professional development and evidence-based practice, offering regular in-service CPD days and peer group clinical supervision. Mentoring and management supervision are also provided as well as support from more experienced therapists. Internal and external training courses are supported.

Being a member of a large Speech and Language Therapy team of SLTs and Assistants and close working with Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy colleagues gives opportunities for lots of different clinical and training experiences.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will have a Speech & Language Therapy qualification and RCSLT & HCPC registration. You will need to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, enthusiasm and organisation skills to work as part of a Multidisciplinary and Multi Agency Team. It is desirable to have experience of working with complex children in specialist settings , AAC experience and dysphagia competencies.

If you're a good team player, ready to join a supportive team and embrace our commitment to learning from our children, families and each other please apply. In return, well offer you development opportunities and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • SLT degree
  • HCPC registered
  • Post graduate training relevant to client group


Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Ability to practice independently within clinical area.
  • Ability to provide clinical advice on an individual case basis.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills


Experience

Essential

  • SLT clinical experience of working with children with a variety of clinical needs
  • Experience in the development and delivery of training
  • Experience of multi-agency / professional working.


Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel independently across the city on a regular basis.


Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Address

Wayside House

Wilson's Lane

Coventry

CV6 6NY

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444-6227937A-BL

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