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Speech and Language Therapist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career in Children's speech and language therapy?

Come and work for Children's Integrated Therapy and Equipment Service in beautiful East Sussex.

We have Band 5 job opportunities in our Neighbourhood and Integrated Care Teams, where we are transforming how we work with education settings so that we can focus on delivering specialist intervention. You will be an innovative thinker and strong negotiator, passionate about improving outcomes for children with SLCN in the community.

We will provide training and we offer excellent supervision and development opportunities to support you through your RCSLT preceptorship.

Tell us where your career passion lies and we will enable you to gain the experience. If you want a range of experience to explore where your clinical preferences are we can do that too!

Contact Suki Ahsam on 07795 590271 or for an informal conversation to know more about these roles and what we can offer you.

Main duties of the job

Work within an integrated children's therapy team including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, assistants and administrators for children aged 0-19.

Provide assessment, review, specialist advice, training and therapy interventions for children with the following areas of need: alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) pre-verbal communication receptive and expressive language speech.

Work in close partnership with schools, other education providers and the local authority services

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionateAspirationalResponsiveExcellent

We know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work

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. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

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Job description

Job responsibilities

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 in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

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.

At KCHFT we strongly encourage 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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Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity.

Person Specification



  • Registered Healthcare Professional with relevant Professional body (1st Level Nurse/ NMC or Physiotherapist Occupational Therapist etc / HCPC)


  • Mentoring qualification equivalent



  • Experience of recent community/acute healthcare gained through education or work experience placement or previous employment



  • Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS Knowledge of up to date clinical practice

Skills and abilities


  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written) Ability to organise own work Ability to cope with change Ability to use own initiative

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice. Ability to work under pressure Flexible and adaptable

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Station Plaza


TN34 1BA

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