Children's Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
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22.5 hours per week
Fantastic opportunity to work as part of Stockport NHS FT's Children's Speech and Language Therapy team.
This position will involve working across a range of needs and ages, supporting children and their families at Universal, Targeted and Specialist levels. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and dynamic Speech and Language Therapist who will provide an excellent service to the young people of Stockport.
There is an opportunity the develop skills in working with children and young people who stammer or have selective mutism as most of this post is within these specialist areas.
Experience and additional training in stammering and/or selective mutism is preferable, however these are not pre-requisites for the role as further training and supervision can be provided
Various part time hours will be considered (minimum of 0.5 sessions)
Main duties of the job
The successful candidates will hold a Degree/Masters level qualification or equivalent and be a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. They will also be registered as a Speech and Language Therapist with the HCPC.
The successful candidate will have experience of working with children as a band 6 Speech and Language Therapist. This experience could have been gained in a range of settings such as Community clinics, Child Development Teams, Mainstream or Special Schools. They will have a good grasp of the SEND Code of Practice, universal, targeted and specialist approaches and experience of working with partners to achieve the best possible outcomes. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously.
We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.
Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen
We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.
We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.
We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.
The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
- Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
- NHS pension scheme membership
- Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
- NHS Staff discounts
- Cycle to work scheme
- Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
- Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice
The successful candidates will be based at a community venue but will be working out in settings / schools /family hubs throughout Stockport.
The post involves working directly with children with a range of SLCN and alongside their families, paediatric and education staff to provide universal and targeted intervention approaches as well as detailed assessment. This may be through 1:1, small group, whole class/school and involves coaching and training for the wider workforce and / or parents.
There is an opportunity for some of the post to include working with children and young people who stammer or have selective mutism. Experience and additional training in stammering and/or selective mutism is preferable, however these are not pre-requisites for the role as training and supervision can be provided.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary.
In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.
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