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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join our team. The post is a permanent post based in the Community Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Team in the South Staffordshire area. The post involves working within a range of community clinics, domiciliary settings, and educational sites, with children and young people on the mainstream or special school caseloads.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold a caseload of children from both mainstream and special school provisions, and will work with them in clinics, nurseries, schools and home visits depending on the needs of the individual child. This will be at sites across Burton. There may be some travel required to attend team meetings and supervision in other settings across the geographical area. It is a full time post, although part time applications may be considered.

This post is open to internal candidates only and will be a promotion within the service. Alongside clinical caseload work, the candidate will offer supervision to junior colleagues within the team, complete triage activities and offer second opinions within the team as appropriate to their experience and expertise. It is suitable for experienced band 5 staff looking for career progression or for existing band 6 staff.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.

We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

As part of our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we welcome applications from candidates who meet the specific criteria, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical and/or mental disability or offending background.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will:
  • Be competent as appropriate to the requirements of the role.
  • Demonstrate at all times the Partnership Trust Values of empowering our workforce to improve care and well being; delivering better care through partnership with others; and putting people at the heart of what we do.
  • Demonstrate at all times the Partnership Trust Behaviours of: Being respectful; being honest and trustworthy; being caring and compassionate; listening and engaging; leading by example;
  • Be able to work independently as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and have a detailed professional and clinical knowledge. They will be expected to demonstrate more detailed clinical knowledge in a specific area of clinical interest e.g. fluency, DLD, voice, ASD.
  • Be responsible for a defined population of service users in a variety of settings across the geographical area
  • Be skilled in the assessment of complex/specialist care/support needs and in the development, implementation and evaluation of care/support packages.
  • Have supervisory, training and leadership responsibilities where appropriate and will have some responsibility for team performance and service developments/improvements.
  • Demonstrate initiative and be creative in finding solutions to problems.
  • Work with the Team Leader undertaking delegated tasks in team management.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oDegree in Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent
  • oRegistration with HCPC
  • oPost graduate RCSLT accredited
  • oDegree in Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent post graduate qualification.
  • oEvidence of further clinical study
Training Essential
  • oPaediatric Speech and Language Therapy clinical experience
  • oPost qualification courses in relevant areas
  • oAttendance at relevant Clinical Excellence Networks
  • oMasters level study
Work Experience Essential
  • oPaediatric speech and language therapy experience obtained by working in a Speech and Language Therapy team oAbility to manage time and caseload effectively oAssessment and management of developmental speech, language and communication difficulties in children across different settings. oExperience of working in community clinics and educational settings oExperience of working as a Clinical Placement Educator oExperience of working with children and young people with complex needs/ experience of working in specialist education settings
  • oWorking in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • oExperience of negotiation and conflict management in clinical situations
Skills Essential
  • oAbility to work independently and manage a complex caseload. oExcellent verbal and written communication skills. oAbility to form effective working relationships with professionals internal and external to the organisation. oIdentify and evaluate opportunities for evaluation and improvement. oAble to prioritise work and work to deadlines. oAble to work on own initiative. oAble to offer second opinions in area of specialism. oDemonstrates an understanding of confidentiality in the NHS. oStrong computer literacy skills and ability to use Microsoft Office systems. oAble to travel within a geographical are to meet the requirements of the post.
Knowledge Essential
  • oEvidence of specialist clinical knowledge relevant to the post.
  • oUnderstanding of Information Governance, data protection, HCPC and RCSLT standards and safeguarding children.

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