Specialist Speech & Language Therapist
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation TrustFull time Full day
Specialist Speech & Language Therapist
Speech and Language Therapy
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
St Austell Community Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 Per annum
Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
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With our partners we will deliver health care that improves people’s quality of life, prevents ill health and reduces inequalities. We will spend our money wisely to achieve high quality outcomes that matter to local people.
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The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.
The Cornwall Speech and Language Therapy service has an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Band 6 Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist to join our Mid Cornwall and Request for Help Teams The post is made up of 3 days allocated to our new Request for Help service .In this role the post holder will be taking calls from parents and professionals leading to signposting, provision of information and advice or which may result in taking a referral . The post will be based in St Austell community Hospital but also lends itself to working from home for some of the week . Clinically it will cover schools , home visits and clinic appointments in the mid Cornwall area . You will join an established existing team based at St Austell Hospital and have access to regular supervision and support.
The post has a caseload of preschool and school age children with a wide range of speech language and communication needs.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss the role and how the Cornwall SALT service operates .We are always looking for ways to improve the service we offer and seek to engage SALTs at all levels to inform change
The post holder will
Participate in the provision of a high standard, specialist Speech and Language Therapy service, providing specialist assessments, intervention and advice for children and young people including those with highly complex presentations.
To guide, educate and work alongside parents, carers and other professionals to support children and young people with speech, language, communication.
To participate in clinical governance and service development within the Speech and Language Therapy teams in partnership with professional specialists, and other clinical leads.
To participate in the universal and targeted offer of the SALT service through providing advice and information through the Request for Help process
The SLT Service has a range of continuing development opportunities ranging from individual to service wide training and journal clubs. We have embraced recent technological advances and provide a mixture of face to face and teletherapy .There is also access to a range of specialist SLT practitioners for advice and support. You will have access to a comprehensive induction ,regular supervision and support and local team meetings.
Come and join us in Cornwall and take advantage of our amazing beaches , moors and countryside .
This post is available on a permanent ,full time basis
22.5 hours request for help team and 15 hours Community.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be required to participate in the delivery of a speech and language therapy service providing specialist assessments, intervention and advice for children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
- Participate in the provision of a high standard, specialist Speech and Language Therapy service, providing specialist assessments, intervention and advice for children and young people including those with highly complex presentations.
- To guide, educate and work alongside parents, carers and other professionals to support children and young people with speech, language, communication.
- To participate in clinical governance and service development within the Speech and Language
Therapy teams in partnership with professional specialists, and other clinical leads.
- Coordinate and lead a small local team of Speech and Language Therapists including chairing regular meetings to discuss caseload management and team needs.
- To participate in the universal and targeted offer of the SALT service through providing advice and information through the Request for Help process
Working for our organisation
We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.
Education / Qualification
- Degree in Speech and Language Therapy (or equivalent qualification).
- To have fully signed-off the Newly Qualified Practitioner Competencies as set out by the Royal College of Speech Language Therapists.
- Registration with Health Professions Council
- Have evidence of attending and using specialist knowledge gained from post-graduate study and attending courses.
- Membership of the RCSLT
- Fieldwork educator / Clinical placement supervisor /Experience as a clinical educator of SLT students
- Clinical experience of working with autism, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and with children and young people with complex conditions and needs
- Highly developed skills of clinical assessment, evaluation and intervention for children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties.
- Experience of working with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams, with an understanding of team roles and professional roles
- Experience of evaluating service delivery and monitoring effectiveness and outcomes of intervention
- Experience of leadership –coordinating a team and supporting them clinically and professionally
At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:
- Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
- Protected CPD time for registered staff
- Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
- Leadership and Management development programmes
- Coaching and mentoring opportunities
- A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
- Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
- A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
- Individual professional development programmes
Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:
- Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
- Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
- Free DBS checks where required
- Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
- NHS Pension Scheme
- Salary sacrifice car scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.
The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.
If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via TRAC.jobs email regarding interview details.
We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.
If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.
Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644
Employer certification / accreditation badges
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.