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Speech and Language Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Speech and Language Therapy
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Newbury Park Health Centre
£24,214 - £30,112 plus HCA pa
23/09/2019 23:59
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Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Due to internal promotions as well as increased interest in the Mainstream School buy in service, we have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic newly qualified Speech and Language Therapists to join our well established service in Redbridge, part of the North East London Foundation Trust. This is a permanent position

Working as part of this team you will provide a service for children presenting with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties within mainstream schools and community clinics.

There will be opportunities to work at universal, targeted and specialist level, including delivery of direct intervention.

The Speech and Language Therapy Service in Redbridge operates within a multi-disciplinary team for children with additional needs and disabilities. We offer:

·        A programme of induction

·        A team of friendly, supportive colleagues

·        An accessible base close to an underground station with opportunities for frequent contact with other speech and language therapists

·        A well-developed support, supervision and appraisal structure

·        Extensive opportunities for continuing professional development

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following requirements:

·        A recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent and relevant professional registration

·        Excellent clinical skills in terms of assessment and therapy for children with speech, language and communication needs

·        Outstanding interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as an effective multi-disciplinary team member

The main responsibilities of the post:

·        To contribute to the provision of speech and language therapy clinical care pathways across Redbridge

·        To deliver comprehensive formal and informal assessment, and make differential diagnosis on the basis of this assessment

·        To develop evidence based intervention programmes, adapt and facilitate therapy and the use of augmentative communication systems according to client centred needs

·        To work closely with clients, carers, families and school staff to embed inclusive speech, language and communication practice both at home and within the classroom.

·        To contribute to both uni and multi-disciplinary team working to ensure co-ordinated service provision

·       To attend relevant training courses, meetings and special interest groups in order to maintain skills and knowledge required of a Speech and Language Therapist working in the field of paediatrics

If you are shortlisted for this post, your interview will take place on the 8 October 2019.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff)

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,722 to a maximum of £4,743).

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Wendy Hague Clinical Lead SALT