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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Old Age
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
We are looking to recruit a 0.5 wte Band 6 Speech & Language Therapist to our team of Early Intervention SLT's for a fixed term of 12 months. We work at a targeted level to support pre-school children, their families and the wider workforce.

Care closer to home is becoming integral to the future of the NHS and the Community Health Services (CHS) Division of NottsHC are at the forefront of this exciting journey. Working with our system partners in creating collaborative ways to improve physical health care services, activities and interventions in local communities, which meet the needs of our patients in the places they call home.

The division operates under three Units of Management providing an extensive portfolio of children's, adults and specialist services, covering a vast geographical area. We offer various clinical and non-clinical roles, working within supportive teams that encourage us all to work to the best of our abilities to provide the highest quality care.

Being part of an organisation as diverse as NottsHC provides you with great career development opportunities, to be innovative and gives you permission to grow both professionally and personally and really make a difference.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical case supervision, including safe guarding support for Home Talk Workers

To maintain quality of the Home Talk Workers through observation visits and coaching for practitioners under the guidance of your team leader.

To support the Home Talk caseload through triage and closure of cases.

To support the Language Lead initiative through development and delivery of networks and appropriate materials.

To develop and deliver service initiatives as required by various commissioners. This may include:

-Individual caseload within specified settings or specialist area

-Work with MDT, families and other providers/services/agencies.

-Development and delivery of training, information and resources.

-Support the development of the Early Intervention pathway through audit and gathering data.

To supervise students on placement allocated to the team.

To implement policies, procedures and professional standards in Speech and Language Therapy.

Provides support and training to less experienced therapists

To work collaboratively as part of both multi-disciplinary and uni-disciplinary teams ensuring a well-coordinated care plan.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

We are excited to recruit a 0.5 wte (18.75 hours per week) Speech and Language Therapist to work with our team of Early Intervention SLTs and Home Talk Workers. Home Talk is an evidence based intervention for 2 year olds identified as having spoken language difficulties. We work at a targeted level alongside the specialist SLT service to ensure that children receive the right support. We support children with SLCN by empowering parents, carers and the wider workforce to provide effective interventions. A key part of the role is to ensure the ongoing success of the Home Talk programme through providing high quality clinical supervision. We would consider both existing Band 5 and Band 6 applicants for this position.

The Early Intervention team has a background of developing innovative ways of working at a universal and targeted level based around our Language for Life agenda. The post is ideal for someone who has experience of working at a targeted level, or who has clinical experience and would like to dip their toes into this way of working!

This post is working across Nottinghamshire . You will be part of a large, dynamic and supportive team of SLT's, who will ensure you have an enjoyable, rewarding and successful transition into the service. Ongoing support and supervision will be tailored to your previous experience.

The Early Intervention SLT team sits within the Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service which provides support to children with a whole range of communication difficulties, including eating and swallowing difficulties across Nottingham City and County.

We offer good support networks, regular supervision, and access to internal training.

The base for this job is currently Ashfield Health Village but there is some flexibility with this.

If you would like to discuss this post further please contact Jane Marr on the address below.

A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification
Skills
Essential
  • Experience of supporting other staff and students
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organised
  • Motivated by working to empower parents / carers
  • Team builder and team member
  • Autonomous and able to work without direct supervision
  • Reflective practitioner

Knowledge
Essential
  • Knowledge of Hanen Early Language strategies
  • Knowledge of universal, targeted and specialist models of working

Desirable
  • Knowledge of Early Years initiatives including EYFS

Experience
Essential
  • Working experience of assessing and managing caseloads for children with a wide range of SLCN.
  • Experience of enabling different staff groups to understand issues around communication
  • Experience of working in mainstream schools/nurseries.
  • Experience of working in partnership with parents and professionals from other backgrounds
  • Experience of coaching parents / carers / practitioners
  • Experience of developing and delivering training / networks.

Desirable
  • Experience in developing evaluation / audit tools and resources as part of SLT team
  • Experience of working in a targeted SLT model.
  • Experience of providing safeguarding supervision
  • Experience of contributing to service planning and pathway development

Qualifications and Training
Essential
  • Recognised SLT Degree/diploma
  • NQT competencies completed
  • RCLST Registered
  • HCPC Registered

Desirable
  • Portfolio of relevant post-qualification CPD
  • Hanen - It Takes Two to Talk


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