Band 7 Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Location
Dunstable
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
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Based in Bedford and Central Bedfordshire

This is a fixed term 12 month post to cover maternity leave for the existing post holder. The role will include contributing to the assessment process and provision of speech and language therapy for children undergoing EHCP assessments across the service. Additionally, the post includes contributing to the Educational tribunal and mediation process.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an experienced and senior therapist with highly specialist skills who will work alongside the local authorities in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire to undertake assessments and compile reports to support the process of EHCP appeals and tribunals. They will assess, diagnose and make recommendations for EHCPs, based on evidence and outcome based models. The post holder will undertake a range of associated support activities including observations, attending meetings with legal teams and schools before planned hearings and acting as a liaison therapist for parents and carers who are embarking on the EHCP appeal process. They will also explore the SALT provision that is already in place and offer support around rationale for this provision together with any additional tailored clinical input that might be agreed. Candidates should be highly skilled in working compassionately and effectively with families and other professionals.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staffsurvey.If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then pleasesubmit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

To assess, diagnose and make recommendations for EHCPs, based on evidence and outcome based models.

To undertake speech and language therapy assessments and compile reports to support the process for EHCP appeals and tribunals,

To meet, liaise and discuss the outcome of the assessment and recommendations with parents / carers, including when they are in disagreement with speech and language advice that has been written into section F of their childs Education Health and Care Plan.

To attend meetings with legal teams and schools before planned hearings

To explore the SALT provision that is already in place and offer support around rationale for this provision, together with any additional tailored clinical input that might be agreed.

To attend hearings and tribunals as required, and be able to verbally articulate own findings, drawing on robust clinical evidence supporting the approach recommended.

To attend case conferences / review meetings etc for children on the EHCP Tribunal / Appeal caseload and contribute to discussion and report as necessary.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Member of RCSLT
  • HCPC registered
Experience Essential
  • Relevant specialist experience as qualified SLT in Paediatric ASD assessment and intervention
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of current approaches to assessment and intervention for CYP with social communication disorders
  • Minimum of 3 years post graduate clinical experience
  • A sound knowledge of statutory legislation, national policies and procedures which affect service delivery and clinical practice
Skills Essential
  • ADOS/BOSA training
  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with patients with communication problems where difficulties in understanding exist, using observation, listening and empathy
  • Able to present and convey complex information clearly to patients, carers and other professionals both in verbal and written form.
  • Demonstrates an in depth knowledge of educational and clinical issues/developments relating to children with ASD
  • Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults


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