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Specialist Childrens Speech and Language Therapist

Solent NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Are you an experienced Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) looking for a new challenge? Or a band 5 SLT who would like the opportunity to develop their skills at a band 6 level? Then look no further!

Join our welcoming team where you will work within our integrated service alongside physiotherapists and OTs. This role will predominantly be in mainstream schools with the scope to be involved in other clinical areas. The successful candidate will have an allocated caseload of named schools where they will provide assessment, recommendations, and therapy to the children alongside supporting parents and school staff. You will liaise closely with school staff to support children's speech and language needs through the universal, targeted and specialist model. You will also have opportunities to help shape our service and implement different ways of working.

Main duties of the job

  • To be an autonomous practitioner, professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of your work including the assessment, diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and discharge of children on a designated caseload.
  • To use clinical knowledge and experience to undertake the comprehensive assessment and differential diagnosis of children with the full range of speech, language and communication difficulties, requiring the ability to make sound, and at times, complex clinical decisions.
  • To formulate, evaluate and review individual specialised speech and language therapy management and treatment plans, working at all times in partnership with parents/carers, school staff, and the children themselves.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To enable others (e.g. parents/carers, school staff) to deliver effective therapy programmes by offering observation, explanation and demonstration.
  • To contribute to the production and delivery of core and specialist training to school staff and other agencies
  • To support the Local Authority in fulfilling their statutory duty to meet the needs of each child in accordance with their Education, Health and Care plans.
  • To be able to work in a variety of environments including clinics, schools, preschools and patients' homes, which will involve on-site risk assessment and compliance with lone working guidelines.
  • To form productive relationships with others who may be under stress and/or having difficulty in accepting a diagnosis.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree level qualification or equivalent
  • Evidence of post graduate study or equivalent experience
  • Registered member Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
  • Registered member of Health and Care Professions Council
Experience Essential
  • Experience of a range of paediatric speech and language disorders and delay
  • Independent working in specialist paediatric clinical area
  • Experience of receiving clinical supervision
  • Experience of working in a changing environment
  • Experience of integrated working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Training and presentation experience
  • Experience in line management of staff

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