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Neuro Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Neuro Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join our Community Rehab Team based in Folkestone.

We are amulti-disciplinary teamthat includes occupational therapists, physiotherapists and therapy assistants. We work within Community Hospitals, patients' homes and rehabilitation groups to ensure effective discharge planning and a seamless rehabilitation pathway.

We provide short-term rehabilitation to enable patients, where possible, to remain in the community rather than be admitted to hospital or long-term care, and to live as independently as possible. We have close links with Acute Hospitals to ensure patients are able to continue their rehabilitation in the community following discharge from hospital.

We believe in what we do and our patients do to. In our most recent feedback survey we received an overwhelming 98% in positive responses about our team!

Main duties of the job

You'll be responsible for for ensuring an effective and efficient Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service is provided for our patients.

You'll be be an integral member of the Community Neuro Team, providing highly specialist knowledge in the area of communication and dysphagia to clients presenting with stroke and other neurological conditions.

You'll also provide line management and clinical supervision to SLTs and support workers as required and routinely take SLT students on placements and may take responsibility as Key Educator for the placement.

If you have questions, please get in touch for an informal chat

Additional Working Pattern: 37.5 per week

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 valuesCompassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

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.

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.

Find out more about the community difference here.

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

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent at Level 6



  • Relevant experience (ideally minimum 24 months) as a band 6 SLT working with an adult caseload and management of dysphagia



  • Well established knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions and competence to work independently with a well-developed level of clinical expertise relevant to the post


  • Knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Westcliff House Folkestone


CT20 1SZ

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