Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist (Band 6)
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
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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.
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!
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.
Qualifications and Training
Knowledge and experience
Planning and Organising Skills
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).