We are offering an exciting opportunity for a B5 Speech and Language Therapist to work in the East Cornwall Paediatric SLT team on a permanent basis. The post is 5 days per week, and will be based in St Austell Community Hospital . This post is suitable for a newly qualified therapist.
The successful applicant will be co-located with SLT colleagues and have access to regular supervision, support and professional development opportunities.
The post holds a caseload of preschool and school-age children with a wide range of speech language and communication needs including some complex needs. Assessment and intervention for the caseload is delivered in clinics, preschools and schools and occasionally children's/young people's own homes.
The SLT Service has a range of continuing development opportunities ranging from individual to service-wide training and journal clubs. There is also access to a range of specialist SLT practitioners for advice and support.
Full time 37.5 hours per week. 2 days in St Austell and 3 days in Bodmin
Main duties of the job
? Be professionally and legally responsible for your own caseload as an autonomous practitioner, and for all aspects of your work, seeking guidance as appropriate.? Maintain own competency in line with HCPC and RCSLT codes of conduct and standards of practice.? Plans, manages and prioritises own patient caseload independently and time-efficiently with access to appropriate level of support and advice.? Works individually and as part of multidisciplinary teams to provide a service for children and young people with communication disorders and their carers.
? Carries out appropriate measures in order to monitor efficacy of management, as required, and to contribute to the overall measurement of standards.? Attends postgraduate training and special interest groups to maintain and update skills and knowledge.? Attends all mandatory training as required by CPT.? Adhere to the trust and SLT service policies and procedures such as :-Attend mandatory training, Participate actively in the annual appraisal system,
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
Job description Job responsibilities
For full information of the roles and responsibilities of this role, please see the attached job description and person specification.
Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
- Degree in Speech & Language Therapy (or equivalent qualification)
- License to practice from Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
- Current professional registration with HCPC
- Membership of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, and evidence of own ongoing professional development
- Undergraduate paediatric clinical experience in a range of settings
- To be able to deal with a range of clinical issues and formulate appropriate strategies for caseload management
- Have high levels of insight, skill and experience to work in partnership with the patient, to determine an intervention programme that balances all aspects of their needs
- Post graduate SLT experience working with children
- To have an understanding of the use of visual strategies, and symbol systems e.g. Picture Exchange Communication System.
- Have knowledge of differential diagnosis regarding SLT
Skills and Aptitude Essential
- Have a willingness to learn and develop
Knowledge and abilities Essential
- Knowledge of assessment tools and appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant for use with children
- To have knowledge of signing systems e.g. Makaton
- Be able to cope with and appropriately manage the emotional consequences of working with patients with distressing conditions, or in challenging situations
- Have knowledge of national and local clinical guidelines, and their application of clinical practice
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