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Speech and Language Therapist (A Better Start and Community Clinics)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024
This is a very exciting opportunity, to develop your specialist knowledge and skills in the areas of universal, targeted and specialist Speech and Language Therapy in the community for children aged 0 - 18 years of age. You will be fully supported to complete your RCSLT competencies in your first role post qualification.

You will be working alongside our skill mixed team including Bands 8 - 5 SLTS and Band 3 SLT assistants as part of the universal A Better Start delivery in Southend as well as developing experience of your first community clinic caseload management in Southend and Rochford. You will have excellent opportunities for multi-disciplinary working and professional development, including the opportunity to develop group facilitation skills with our Let's Talk A Better Start delivery team.

The successful applicant will have a passion for promoting the dignity and quality of life of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, be well organised, and have the desire to join a well established paediatric service in South East Essex. You will receive regular supervision and professional development is positively encouraged.

Main duties of the job

To assess, develop and implement Speech and Language Therapy treatment.

To provide professional advice to others regarding the management and support for children and young people with communication difficulties.

To support the A Better Start Universal and preventative delivery team in Southend to promote the importance of speech, language and communication support with families, other professionals and settings

To communicate condition related information from assessment to service users, carers, families and members of the multi-disciplinary team/other professions.

To work closely with service users, carers and families, agreeing decision making relevant to the patient/client management.

To demonstrate empathy with service users, carers, families and colleagues, ensuring that effective communication is achieved, particularly where barriers to understanding exist.

To develop skills in motivating service users and/or carers to engage in the therapeutic process.

To manage two small community clinic caseloads that consist of a broad range of presentations.

To use knowledge to inform sound clinical judgements/decision making for case management.

To promote a client centred approach that respects the service users needs and opinions and promotes his or her active participation in any intervention and the decision making process associated with it.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Caring, Learning and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer, the Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have theopportunity for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a Speech and Language Therapy Service to children and young people aged 0 - 18 years of age

To develop clinical expertise in speech, language and communication delay/disorder for children and young people 0 - 18 years of age

For an informal chat please contact Joanne Page (Principal Speech and Language Therapist) on 07814377561 or

Person Specification

Clinical knowledge and skills


  • Experience of working with children and young people


  • experience of running therapy groups

Clinical knowledge and skills


  • Some knowledge and experience of universal/targeted SLT delivery


  • familiarity with communication strategies

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Tylers House Southend

Tyler's Avenue



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