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  • Speech and Language Therapist Romford
  • NHS in Romford, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 4 days ago

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Job summary

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified, current band 5 or a returning to practice therapist to join an innovative and dynamic team of professionals. Our team supports children and their families with their speech, language and communication needs in Havering, London's eastern-most borough. The role involves close collaborative working with multi-disciplinary colleagues in Health and Education, alongside parents and carers where your skills will be nurtured by supportive and experienced colleagues. While consolidating your training and gaining experience managing a general paediatric caseload, this post offers opportunities to develop your knowledge of a wide range of specialisms such as stammering, speech disorders, AAC, selective mutism, complex needs and autism.

Based in Romford alongside colleagues in Paediatrics, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapies and CAMHS, staff benefit from established transport links from London, Essex and Kent, including... the Elizabeth Line.

The successful applicant will be responsible for a clinical caseload providingassessment of mainstream primary pupils in schools, planning interventions, group and individual therapy to pre-school children with their parents in clinic and identifying and meeting training needs and providing specialist advice. We work closely with colleagues in education to develop their expertise in supporting children with communication needs in a culturally diverse outer London borough.
Main duties of the job

You would be joining a very friendly, dynamic team which operates in an inclusive and supportive manner to passionately advocate for the needs of our clients. All our therapists benefit from a programme of regular clinical, safeguarding and peer supervision. In-house and external training is encouraged to maintain expertise and further develop skills, while ad hoc support and advice from experienced colleagues is accessible whenever required. The benefits of flexible and home working are recognised for experienced therapists, and we actively encourage the development of special interests and self-directed learning. There are also opportunities to support service-development alongside colleagues in the wider team. We welcome applicants who wish to develop their clinical skills and feed their professional curiosity as a valued member of a vibrant and supportive team, and would be pleased to offer the opportunity for graduating students to join us as a Band 4 while awaiting their registration.
About us

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)

Starting with NELFT (Take out for Internal posts)

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 - Outer London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £4,108 to a maximum of £5,177). Pro rata for Part-time staff.

Certificates of Sponsorship

Although we are a registered sponsor organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorship for all job roles. Please check your eligibility under the UKVI points based system
Date posted

04 June 2024
Pay scheme

Agenda for change
Band

Band 5
Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum plus HCAS
Contract

Permanent
Working pattern

Full-time, Job share, Flexible working, Home or remote working, Compressed hours
Reference number

395-HV611-24
Job locations

The Acorn Centre

306 London Road

Romford

RM7 9NH

Job description Job responsibilities

Use of AI

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

The expectation of this post holder will be to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trusts Values in their day-to-day work.

The post holder will achieve this by working as a member of the Speech and Language team working across a designated area. You will provide clinical input to a defined caseload of children with delays and disorders of speech, language and communication. You will also work independently on a daily basis with support from a designated supervisor i.e. Senior Therapist.

Key Responsibilities:

To manage a case load that includes providing assessment, diagnosis, therapy and advice to clients at various locations. The post holder will have access to a second opinion from more senior therapists if identified by the post holder.

To devise appropriate intervention/care plans for clients and provide suitable and timely intervention.

To provide therapy care plans to be carried out by a Speech and Language Therapy assistants while retaining overall responsibility for the clients.

To provide feedback, guidance, advice and training to parents, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team in all aspects of the development of speech, language and communication.

To provide written reports and undertake appropriate liaison with medical staff, families, voluntary organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Use of AI

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

The expectation of this post holder will be to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trusts Values in their day-to-day work.

The post holder will achieve this by working as a member of the Speech and Language team working across a designated area. You will provide clinical input to a defined caseload of children with delays and disorders of speech, language and communication. You will also work independently on a daily basis with support from a designated supervisor i.e. Senior Therapist.

Key Responsibilities:

To manage a case load that includes providing assessment, diagnosis, therapy and advice to clients at various locations. The post holder will have access to a second opinion from more senior therapists if identified by the post holder.

To devise appropriate intervention/care plans for clients and provide suitable and timely intervention.

To provide therapy care plans to be carried out by a Speech and Language Therapy assistants while retaining overall responsibility for the clients.

To provide feedback, guidance, advice and training to parents, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team in all aspects of the development of speech, language and communication.

To provide written reports and undertake appropriate liaison with medical staff, families, voluntary organisations.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
• Qualified SLT
• Member/ Student member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Desirable
• HCPC registration
Experience Essential
• Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level
• Experience of working in a multi-agency and/or multi-disciplinary team
• Experience of assessing and using specialist equipment
• Experience of early intervention and early interaction approaches
• Show active interest in continuing professional development in line with RCSLT guidelines
Desirable
• Working collaboratively with parents/carers and other professionals.
• Experience of working with educational staff, and providing modelling/ training strategies for use in class or small group
• Show active interest in continuing professional development in line with RCSLT guidelines
• Evidence of being self-motivated to remain updated with professional practice and new research
Knowledge Essential
• Child development and its application to speech and language therapy
• Familiar with a range of assessments for speech and language (including standardised) and treatment techniques in paediatrics.
• Understanding of Safeguarding and expected processes
Desirable
• Government policy and legislation and how this may affect service delivery
• NHS priorities and awareness of changing needs of the health service
Skills Essential
• Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
• Organise and manage own caseload and delegate to less senior members of staff.
• Formulate care programmes and identify goals using good organisational and prioritisation skills.
• High standard of communication skills including observation, listening and empathy.
• Present information written and orally in a clear and logical manner.
• Work flexibly and be responsive to change.
• Work on own initiative.
• Demonstrate clear clinical reasoning based on evidenced based practice within paediatrics
Desirable
• Able to communicate information from assessment and therapy in verbal and written form to parents, carers and education staff
Other Essential
• To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area
Trust Values Essential
• Putting people first, Prioritising quality, Being progressive, innovative, and continually improve, Being professional and honest, Promoting what is possible, independence, opportunity, and choice.
Person Specification Qualification Essential
• Qualified SLT
• Member/ Student member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Desirable
• HCPC registration
Experience Essential
• Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level
• Experience of working in a multi-agency and/or multi-disciplinary team
• Experience of assessing and using specialist equipment
• Experience of early intervention and early interaction approaches
• Show active interest in continuing professional development in line with RCSLT guidelines
Desirable
• Working collaboratively with parents/carers and other professionals.
• Experience of working with educational staff, and providing modelling/ training strategies for use in class or small group
• Show active interest in continuing professional development in line with RCSLT guidelines
• Evidence of being self-motivated to remain updated with professional practice and new research
Knowledge Essential
• Child development and its application to speech and language therapy
• Familiar with a range of assessments for speech and language (including standardised) and treatment techniques in paediatrics.
• Understanding of Safeguarding and expected processes
Desirable
• Government policy and legislation and how this may affect service delivery
• NHS priorities and awareness of changing needs of the health service
Skills Essential
• Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
• Organise and manage own caseload and delegate to less senior members of staff.
• Formulate care programmes and identify goals using good organisational and prioritisation skills.
• High standard of communication skills including observation, listening and empathy.
• Present information written and orally in a clear and logical manner.
• Work flexibly and be responsive to change.
• Work on own initiative.
• Demonstrate clear clinical reasoning based on evidenced based practice within paediatrics
Desirable
• Able to communicate information from assessment and therapy in verbal and written form to parents, carers and education staff
Other Essential
• To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area
Trust Values Essential
• Putting people first, Prioritising quality, Being progressive, innovative, and continually improve, Being professional and honest, Promoting what is possible, independence, opportunity, and choice.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Additional information Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Employer details Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
Address

The Acorn Centre

306 London Road

Romford

RM7 9NH

Employer's website

https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)
Employer details Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
Address

The Acorn Centre

306 London Road

Romford

RM7 9NH

Employer's website

https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab
Romford United Kingdom

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