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Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Location
Norfolk
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are recruiting enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Speech and Language Therapists.

We are looking for first class clinicians with strong communication and interpersonal skills to join our friendly and welcoming team.

The successful candidates for these posts will work within one of our 7 locality community teams and will be responsible for the independent management of a clinical caseload of children, working independently with access to more senior colleagues as needed.

With a strong ethos of clinical support and supervision, our dynamic team provides evidence-based advice, training and interventions to children, young people, and their families.

We also provide advice, support, and training to other professionals to support the system around the child as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency service.

Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised.

Main duties of the job

To independently manage a caseload of pre-school and school age children who have speech, language and communication difficulties.

To undertake a range of assessments, both standardised and non-standardised, taking account of medical, social and educational factors, in order to make a differential diagnosis

To plan, deliver and evaluate intervention following professional guidelines and agreed service standards including training of setting staff and families

To undertake administrative duties connected with the caseload including maintenance of case notes and provision of written reports, following service standards

Provide reports to support statutory processes e.g. Education, Health, and Care Plans, applications for continuing care, tribunal submissions and safeguarding concerns

To ensure that all work is carried out in close collaboration with all those involved in children's care so that the approach to intervention and support is co-ordinated and comprehensive

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To independently manage a caseload of pre-school and school age children who have speech, language and communication difficulties

To undertake a range of assessments, both standardised and non-standardised, taking account of medical, social and educational factors, in order to make a differential diagnosis

To plan, deliver and evaluate intervention following professional guidelines and agreed service standards

As part of that process, to be able to plan appropriate long term and short-term goals working towards discharge

To undertake administrative duties connected with the caseload including maintenance of case notes and provision of written reports, following service standards

To ensure that all work is carried out in close collaboration with all those involved in childrens care so that the approach to intervention and support is co-ordinated and comprehensive

To identify when there is a need for a second opinion, referring to senior colleagues or SLT specialists as appropriate

To make onward referral as appropriate
Communication
To ensure effective communication of complex condition-related information to parents/carers regarding the assessment process, assessment findings and planned intervention, including engagement of parents/carers in intervention

To ensure children are involved in goal setting and decision making around their own care as appropriate to their age, developmental level and language skills

To ensure parents/carers are involved in decision making around their childs care including discharge from the service

To liaise effectively and work in partnership with other professionals (particularly teachers and teaching assistants), including the development of shared goals for intervention

To write reports on children, in line with service standards, including contributions to statutory assessment

To offer advice to others concerning support for individual children
People Management
To supervise SLT assistants/ teaching assistants/volunteers as appropriate

To mentor newly qualified SLTs providing support and contributing to induction with guidance from more senior colleagues

To offer observation sessions for SLT students as agreed with the supervising therapist

Maintaining own professional development and requirement to take part in appraisal and KSF process

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Degree in Speech, Language and Communication
  • Registered Member of HCPC
  • Registered Member of RCSLT


Desirable

  • Evident of Commitment of CPD


Experience

Essential

  • Experience working with Children with SLCN within a Community Setting


Desirable

  • Experience of working in a mainstream school
  • Experience of working in a special school


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Proven knowledge of developmental speech and language disorders
  • Knowledge of a range of assessment procedures relevant to the client group
  • Knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions appropriate to the client group
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy
  • Ability to work confidently with a range of stakeholders


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Address

Various across Norfolk and Waveney

Norfolk

NR4 6AU

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448-NCYP-6340472

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