The Cornwall Speech and Language Therapy service has an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist to join our Mid Cornwall and Request for Help Teams The post is made up of 3 days allocated to our new Request for Help service. In this role the post holder will be taking calls from parents and professionals leading to signposting, provision of information and advice or which may result in taking a referral. The post will be based in St Austell community Hospital but also lends itself to working from home for some of the week. Clinically it will cover schools, home visits and clinic appointments in the mid Cornwall area.
The post has a caseload of preschool and school age children with a wide range of speech language and communication needs.
To guide, educate and work alongside parents, carers and other professionals to support children and young people with speech, language, communication.
The SLT Service has a range of continuing development opportunities ranging from individual to service wide training and journal clubs. We have embraced recent technological advances and provide a mixture of face to face and teletherapy. There is also access to a range of specialist SLT practitioners for advice and support. You will have access to a comprehensive induction, regular supervision and support and local team meetings.
This post is a permanent, full time post working 22.5 hours in the request for help team and 15 hours Community.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be required to participate in the delivery of a speech and language therapy service providing specialist assessments, intervention and advice for children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
- Participate in the provision of a high standard, specialist Speech and Language Therapy service, providing specialist assessments, intervention and advice for children and young people including those with highly complex presentations.
- To guide, educate and work alongside parents, carers and other professionals to support children and young people with speech, language, communication.
- To participate in clinical governance and service development within the Speech and Language
Therapy teams in partnership with professional specialists, and other clinical leads.
- Coordinate and lead a small local team of Speech and Language Therapists including chairing regular meetings to discuss caseload management and team needs.
- To participate in the universal and targeted offer of the SALT service through providing advice and information through the Request for Help process
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
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.
Person Specification Education / Qualification Essential
- Degree in Speech and Language Therapy (or equivalent qualification).
- To have fully signed-off the Newly Qualified Practitioner Competencies as set out by the Royal College of Speech Language Therapists.
- Registration with Health Professions Council
- Have evidence of attending and using specialist knowledge gained from post-graduate study and attending courses.
- Membership of the RCSLT
- Fieldwork educator / Clinical placement supervisor /Experience as a clinical educator of SLT students
- Clinical experience of working with autism, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and with children and young people with complex conditions and needs
- Highly developed skills of clinical assessment, evaluation and intervention for children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties.
- Experience of working with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams, with an understanding of team roles and professional roles
- Experience of evaluating service delivery and monitoring effectiveness and outcomes of intervention
- Experience of leadership -coordinating a team and supporting them clinically and professionally
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