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Speech & Language Therapist - Redbridge Community

Employer
NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
Location
Chadwell Heath
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
Would you like to work in a dynamic, ethnically diverse, NHS community Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy team who prioritise training and supervision?

Due to internal promotion, our Speech and Language Therapy Team situated in the London Borough of Redbridge have an exciting opportunity for a Developing Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join us on a full-time basis to work in our paediatric early intervention, complex needs and mainstream school assessment team. We are a well-established service serving a diverse London community. This post will ideally suit an established Band 5 looking for a new challenge or a developing speech and language therapist ready to diversify in their career.

Working as part of the team you will provide a service for children aged 0-16 presenting with a range of speech, language and communication needs within our child development centre and community clinics and schools.

Main duties of the job

To provide a comprehensive Speech and Language Therapy Service to clients referred with complex needs, social communication needs and speech and language disorders in a range of settings such as schools, community clinics and the child development centre to include assessment, diagnoses and treatment.

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following requirements:

A recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent and relevant professional registration

Developing skills in terms of assessment and therapy for children and young people with speech langauge and communication needs and an interest in early intervention and social communication.

Outstanding interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as an effective multi-disciplinary team member.

Willingness to develop in the supervision of junior colleagues and students

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following requirements:

A recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent and relevant professional registration

Developing skills in terms of assessment and therapy for children and young people with speech langauge and communication needs and an interest in early intervention and social communication.

Outstanding interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as an effective multi-disciplinary team member.

About us

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

High-Cost Area Supplement

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436) pro rata for part time staff.

Certificates of Sponsorship

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To act as an autonomous, registered practitioner who is legally and professionally accountable for own unsupervised actions guided by the professional code of conduct and Trust guidelines and protocols.

To design and develop evidence-based treatment and management programmes to be implemented within the multi-disciplinary teams available, and within the childs family.

To contribute to innovative practices in speech and language development by using research, evidence-based practice, literature and peer review.

To maintain a high level of concentration in all aspects of patient care at all times. In particular, to monitor auditory, visual and kinaesthetic aspects of communication adapting and facilitating treatment programmes and the use of augmentative communication systems communication aids according to perceived clients needs including cultural and linguistic differences.

To develop and maintain the skills and knowledge required of a Speech and Language Therapist working in early intervention principles including appropriate assessments, treatment programmes and the use of augmentative communication systems and communication aids.

To make differential diagnosis on the basis of assessment evidence providing advice when appropriate.

To adapt and facilitate treatment programmes and the use of augmentative communication systems/ communication aids according to perceived clients needs.

To maintain sensitivity at all times to the emotional needs of clients/carers when imparting complex /distressing information regarding the nature of the clients difficulties and the impact on individuals and their families.

To demonstrate empathy with clients, carers, families and colleagues, ensuring that effective communication is achieved, particularly where barriers to understanding exist.

To work closely with clients, carers and families, agreeing decision making relevant to the patient/client management.

To provide patients and relatives with information and education thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence and quality of life.

To demonstrate skills in motivating clients and /or carers to engage in the therapeutic process.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent and professional registration


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of formal and informal assessments and therapeutic interventions


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy


Experience

Essential

  • Significant relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level working with clients who have a range of speech, language and communication needs


Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust

Address

The Grove Child Development Centre

Grove Road

Chadwell Heath

RM6 4XH

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395-RR059-24

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