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Community Speech and Language Therapist - Torbay, South and West

Employer
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Torbay
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
We are very excited to be offering this unique opportunity.

We are looking for 2 full time B5 speech and language therapists to be working in a brand new rotational post.

The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work alongside peers and develop their core skills in a rotational role across several pathways including early childhood development, complex needs - physical and sensory and community speech and language therapy.

We are developing an innovative, integrated model of children's community services and looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly and dedicated locality and county-wide professional teams.

As a cohesive SALT service, you will be joining a strong, enthusiastic and supportive group of professionals who will be your peers, your phone-a-friend network and your inspiring colleagues.

This provides a real sense of professional collaboration at work, that will be an asset to your daily work, your career development and your support network.

Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) is the place to be! #CaretojoinusTSD

Main duties of the job

  • To independently manage, with access to support from more senior colleagues, a caseload of patients with developmental communication and acquired disorders of speech, language and communication.
  • The provision of a speech and language therapy service of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of developmental communication disorders and acquired disorders of speech, language and communication.
  • To provide appropriate intervention and evaluate outcomes.
  • To provide advice to relatives, early years and school staff and other professionals on matters relating to the speech, language and communication needs of individual patients.
  • To set up and monitor programmes to be carried out by other key workers.
  • To write reports reflecting specialist knowledge.


About us

Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) comprises an Alliance of NHS organisations working together to improve health outcomes for children and young people in Devon, including
  • Torbay and South Devon FT
  • Devon Partnership NHS Trust
  • Royal Devon and Exeter FT
  • Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Livewell South West

CFHD provides integrated care and treatment for children and young people across physical and mental health which are provided by TSDFT and DPT. We are working closely with other organisations and providers to ensure we deliver locality and county-wide based integrated access to all of our services, based on the i-Thrive Framework, in response to consultation with our service users and communities.

CFHD works closely with our local universities of Plymouth, Exeter & the Peninsula Medical School where we support students in clinical training placements and in addition support our own staff to undertake post graduate training.

Our children and young people say... We would like the people who work for Children and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure.

Why work with us

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To independently manage, with access to support from more senior colleagues, a caseload of patients with developmental communication and acquired disorders of speech, language and communication
  • The provision of a speech and language therapy service of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of developmental communication disorders and acquired disorders of speech, language and communication
  • To provide appropriate intervention and evaluate outcomes
  • To provide advice to relatives, early years and school staff and other professionals on matters relating to the speech, language and communication needs of individual patients
  • To set up and monitor programmes to be carried out by other key workers
  • To write reports reflecting specialist knowledge.
  • To demonstrate good negotiation skills across a range of issues, and negotiate with others around case management
  • To provide the link and continuity between health professionals and families/carer

Ability to travel efficiently around the Bay is important in order to carry out your duties (e.g. Full driving licence and access to vehicle).

Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council - Licence to Practice. (HCPC)
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups


Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience of working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs in community / education settings
  • Knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools relevant to working with children
  • Well established knowledge of a broad range of appropriate therapeutic interventions to treat children
  • Understanding of the principles of clinical governance /audit
  • Understanding of the roles of other professionals (relevant to the client group)


Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Torbay, South and West

Torbay

Torbay

TQ2 7AA

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388-6192597-AHP-A

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