Speech and Language Therapist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Durrington, Worthing
£25,655 to £39,027 a year PA / Pro rata for part time
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have a fantastic development opportunity for 2 committed and enthusiastic Band 5 Speech and Language Therapists eager to undertake dysphagia training which on completion will lead to Band 6 roles within the team. You will be joining our expanding Community Learning Disability Teams based in Worthing and Horsham, West Sussex. (Please clarify in your application if you have a preferred location). Our ideal applicants are people who are passionate about working with people with a learning disability to improve their life experiences.

Our Community Learning Disability Teams are multi-disciplinary and work to meet the health and wellbeing needs of adults who have a learning disability. We also work closely and are based with Adult Social Care.

The varied and interesting clinical work is mostly in the community so you will need to be able to travel betweenlocations in a timely manner.

You would be joining a dynamic speech and language therapy team with a national profile and a commitment to continuing professional development. We provide frequent specialist supervision and peer support networks and an environmentwhere innovative and progressive practice are encouraged.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an clinician who is committed to improving the lives of people who have a learning disability and who need support with their communication and/or eating and drinking.

We are keen to hear from more recently qualified speech and language therapists who have an interest in this fascinating and rewarding area of work. The succesful applicants will be expected to achieve the required dysphagia competencies, after which they will advance to a Band 6 role. Sponsorship and support will be given for this.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

About us

You would be joining:

One of our local multidisciplinary learning disability teams, alongside a wider pan - Sussex team of Speech and Language Therapists with a national profile, excellent CPD opportunities and a structure which supports career development.

Sussex is a beautiful part of the country, with easy access to the sea and the South Downs National park. There are excellent transport links to London and Gatwick.

Job description Job responsibilities

Working with adults with learning disabilities with dysphagia and communication difficulties in the community alongside a multi disciplinary team of colleagues.

Please see Job Description for further details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy Degree/Masters qualification or equivalent.
  • Health Professions Council - licence to practice
  • Registered member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists.
  • Experience in working with people with learning disabilities prior to training, or at post qualification
  • Knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions (relevant to the client group).
  • Knowledge of record keeping standards

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