Speech & Language Therapist - Early Years

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£31,163 to £45,765 a year Per annum, inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to offer an opportunity to join our Early Years Speech and Language Team, supporting children with all types of communication difficulties.

We would consider applications from existing Band 5 Therapists looking for a Band 6 role or newly qualified Therapists who will have the opportunity, in post, to develop into a band 6.

We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and motivated Therapists to join an innovative, supportive and welcoming team.

We can offer you:

- A commitment to your continued professional development, including a termly journal club looking at articles relevant to developing the service and knowledge of communication difficulties.

- A dynamic, innovative supportive and friendly team committed to providing quality care. The team won the Trust award for innovative services in 2021.

- Staff reporting high levels of job satisfaction with staff turnover figures half the national average figure.

- A strong ethos of collaborative working and user consultation.

- Regular supervision from senior therapists as well as peer supervision in areas such as ASD, safeguarding.

- A buddy system where you will be paired with a member of the team for informal guidance and support.

- Flexible approach to meeting your needs within the role.

Main duties of the job

This post is within our friendly, supportive and innovative Early Years Speech and Language Therapy Team . You will work in our core team offering intervention for parents and children under 5 years old in a range of communication difficulties. We work closely with parents and early years practitioners, providing workshops and 1:1 sessions, both virtually and face-face. You will also be assessing children to determine their correct clinical pathway and providing assessments as part of the EHCP process. In addition, you will be involved in service development and audits.

About us

BEHMHT is a combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services and has been rated Good in a recent CQC inspection. We are one of the largest employers in North London. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

The Trust provides a range of services to ensure your health and wellbeing as well as development opportunities such as leadership training, counselling, coaching. It offers a range of staff networks including an AHP network, Women's' network as well as for staff with disabilities.

By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at improving efficiencies within the NHS both to make costs savings for NHS organisations but also to save you time when your employment transfers.

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust are currently in discussions to transfer all community services that comprise Enfield Community Services (ECS) to the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust (North Mid). This means that if you are offered a role with ECS, it is likely that your employer will become North Mid in the near future.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Knowledge/E Essential
  • Recognised speech and language therapy degree or equivalent
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council for Licence to Practice
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with early years children who have speech language and communication needs.
  • Experience of working with other professionals/early years staff.
  • Experience of different intervention methods for pre-school children.
  • A knowledge of relevant policies and documents, eg. Early Years Framework, SEN reforms
  • Experience of working in children centres and nurseries
  • Knowledge and experience of Parent Child Interaction approaches
Skills/Abilities Essential
  • Able to construct clear care plans differentiating appropriate therapy from a range of options, based on analysis of information from assessment.
  • Ability to show sensitivity at all times to the emotional needs of clients and their carers in particular when imparting potentially distressing information
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience in delivering training.

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