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Senior Speech & Language Therapist

Employer
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Rotherham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist Post in Child Development Centre.

Fixed term for one year to cover maternity and waiting times initiative.

Base: Kimberworth Place, Kimberworth Road, Rotherham S61 1HE (5 mins from Meadowhall shopping centre).

An opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Speech & Language Therapist in our friendly and innovative Child Development Centre team.

We are looking for a dynamic SLT to provide assessment, advice and intervention for children with SEND and Autism. The post holder would ideally have experience working with Children with Autism, SEND and Developmental speech and Language delays/disorders and preferably have experience working in a school and CDC environments collaboratively working with educational and health professionals to help meet the individual Childs holistic needs.

Rotherham has friendly and dynamic Therapy and CDC departments. The departments offer a formal mentoring, peer support and a Personal Development Review system which ensures that training and learning needs can be identified and met appropriately.

To be a part of the MDT team, to work alongside the Consultant Paediatrician and the highly specialist team of Speech and Language Therapists assessing Children referred to the CDC. To work in partnership with other members of the CDC team and partners.

Main duties of the job

Work independently and in collaboration with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to provide Speech and Language Therapy support within the CDC and early years settings, negotiating complex case management decisions with team members, other professionals and Parents/Carers.

To provide Speech and Language therapy assessment and support to the Consultant Paediatrician and Nurse Practitioners in new team and follow up appointments.

Provide appropriate intervention, set and monitor care aims and evaluate outcomes throughout therapy. Ensure that Children/Carers and staff understand the nature and purpose of proposed therapy and that they are involved in the planning, prioritisation and evaluation of their care plans wherever possible.

To liaise with early year settings and schools in the development of management targets and intervention plans for the Children on the caseload.

To have skills in using Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and feeding and swallowing disorders.

Work collaboratively with education professionals (Teachers, Communication Assistants) and promote effective working between the CDC, SLT department and early years and schools settings.

To integrate speech, language and communication targets into the Childs support plan and contribute to the EHC plan.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Working knowledge of NHS policies and national agendas.
  • Current evidence based practice in speech language communication difficulties
  • Knowledge SEN code of practice and EHCP processes


Desirable

  • Current evidence based practice for feeding and swallowing difficulties


PIN

Essential

  • Please enter HCPC pin


Qualifications

Essential

  • Speech and Language Therapy Degree
  • HCPC registered
  • Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the county and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.


Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification in dysphagia


Experience

Essential

  • Experience working with children with Speech and Language ASD and a range of learning difficulties
  • Experience working in school settings
  • Experience with working with children with a range of communication difficulties


Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Kimberworth Place

Kimberworth Road

Rotherham

S61 1HE

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C9165-24-04-109

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