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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Eastbourne, Crowborough, Hastings
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your speech and language therapy career in children's therapies? Comeand work for Children' Integrated Therapy and Equipment Service in the beautiful surroundings of East Sussex. We are recruiting Band 6 and Band 7 therapists.

We are a highly successful integrated therapy service with a pooled budget across health and social care since 2013. Post holders will work within an integrated children's therapy team including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists,Speech and Language Therapists, Integrated Therapy Assistants, Apprentices and administrators for children aged 0-19.

Although based in East Sussex, we are employed by KCHFT which is an outstanding trust. We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working together and in partnership with other teams to provide seamlesscare.

We provide assessment, advice and therapy for children and young people in the community with speech, language,communication and eating and drinking needs. Our focus is on enabling.

We are growing our speech and language therapy team and have vacancies in our integrated care team. We would love to hear from you and tell you more about these roles and our service.

Please come to online open evening on 29th May 2024 to find out more and ask any questions you may have.

To book a place on the open evening please email and we will share the online link with you. We look forward to meeting you!

Main duties of the job

The service is arranged into 5 teams:

The Neighbourhood Team: Supports our mainstream early years, school and post-16 college settings. We're embracing new ways of working moving from a consultative to a collaborative model, promoting the universal offer and transforminghow we work with schools and early years settings.

The Social, Emotional and Mental Health Team: Focusses on the developing field of social, emotional and mental health. We're developing teams of SLTs, OTs and ITAs who work with key schools to support neurodiversity in the classroom, working predominantly with children and young people with attachment disorders and history of trauma.

The Integrated Care Team: A multidisciplinary team of therapists and assistants who provide therapy support to children with complex physical disability (including neurodisability and global developmental delay) in the community and in specialschools across the county.

The Adaptations Team: A small team of Occupational Therapists who specialise in major adaptations including Disabled Facilities Grants and improving accessibility in schools for children with physical disability.

The Therapy One Point Team: Our single point of contact for accessing services relating to speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and equipment.

We have the following vacancies:Neighbourhood Team:B6 -1.0 WTEIntegrated Care Team: B6 - 2 x 1.0 WTE & B7-1.0 WTEPlease state which post you are applying for in your application form.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionateAspirationalResponsiveExcellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Ourcareer pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

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The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 17th of June 2024.

Find out more about the community differencehere.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

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Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Chaucer Clinic Polegate

Eastbourne, Crowborough, Hastings

BN26 6QH

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