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Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist (Band 6)

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a permanent Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist in the Children and Young People's Therapy Service (CYPTS) within Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and creative therapist who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children/young people with Speech Language and Communication difficulties.

We have a vacancy for a permanent, Band 6 Speech and Language Therapists with options for working in Yeovil, Taunton or Wells.

Although you would be based in one area team, you would be required to travel within your area to meet the needs of the caseload and across the county for meetings, training etc.

Main duties of the job

The position offers a varied caseload and you will undertake both initial assessments in clinic as well as ongoing caseload work in a variety of settings such as schools, clinic and family homes. The ongoing caseload work is organised with a centralised and shared list to enable joint working and therapy opportunities.

This post will provide you with the opportunity to develop integrated working with colleagues from Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. You will also be working in close partnership with education and health colleagues in other services.

There are opportunities to develop specialist skills within an area of interest which can be discussed at interview, this might include dysphagia, learning difficulties or DLD.

We have robust induction, ongoing line management and clinical supervision. There will be opportunities for the postholder to get involved in wider service development projects and be part of our Best Practice Group.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will be able to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

You will work as part of the Children and Young Peoples Therapy Service area team to deliver a Speech and Language Therapy Service to children and young people from 0 19 years. This will include developing specialist skills in other clinical areas within SLT. This may include Learning Difficulties, Developmental Language Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hearing Impairment, Cleft lip and Palate.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Recognised degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
  • HPC registration and RCSLT registration
  • IT qualification
Knowledge and experience Essential
  • Knowledge of current Educational and National Curriculum issues
  • Up to date theoretical knowledge
  • Proven experience of Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy
  • Experience of training others
  • Experience of supervision
  • Experience of working in multi agency teams
Planning and Organising Skills Essential
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Experience of working independently and autonomously
  • Flexible and adaptable
Communication Skills Essential
  • Evidence of good standard of literacy / English language skills
  • High standards of written communication skills with ability to use email and internet
Other Essential
  • Full driving licence and access to a car for business

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