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Speech & Language Therapist

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6
Specialist areas:
Community, Other specialist area, Children's centres
Start Date:
Young Epilepsy
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All about us

Young Epilepsy is the children and young people’s epilepsy charity. What sets us apart is our focus on giving a voice and a platform to people who have the condition, so that we are able to learn from them and support changes in societal understanding, attitudes and responsiveness - providing higher quality health, education and family support services as a result. Increasingly, we are developing our digital platforms and on-line offers to children and families.

We run a special education school and college in Lingfield, Surrey and also provide health and residential care services.

We exist to create a society where children and young people with epilepsy are enabled to thrive and fulfil their potential. A society in which their voices are respected, and their ambitions realised.

Your role

As an NQP, a Band 5 looking for solid experience or a Band 6 seeking change and a fresh interest, you’ll benefit from working in a small, friendly team with a Lead SLT.

You’ll have your own caseload of school aged children and/or young people, with opportunities to undertake joint work with other SLTs and our SLT assistant. We also have an AAC technician and encourage the site wide use and provision of appropriate high and low tech AAC.

Our students have a wide range of needs: epilepsy, complex developmental, acquired and neurodegenerative needs and / or autistic spectrum disorders, so you’ll enjoy a variety of challenges and rewards in assessing (formally and informally) their communication needs and designing appropriate interventions that facilitate their progress educationally and in everyday life. Our emphasis is on developing functional, transferable skills, enabling our students to fully participate in their own lives, with individual or group therapy as required. You’ll be able to offer tailored training to staff to support therapy goals and in addition you’ll be able to contribute to the design and delivery of our staff wide training programmes.

The variety of ways in which we work as Speech and Language Therapists on site means you will have to be flexible, as you’ll be working collaboratively with residential and education staff to ensure that each student’s communication needs are met. You’ll also be working as part of our multidisciplinary Wellbeing Team which comprises SLT, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy and Psychology. Ideally you will be dysphagia trained but we will offer training if not.

What we need from you

A registered member of the RCSLT and HCPC with a certificate to practice.
A willingness to make a difference to communication for the students on your caseload.
For Band 6 applicants - postgraduate clinical SLT experience in a range of settings.
Experience in paediatrics, learning disabilities or acquired disorders.
First class interpersonal skills and a strong team ethic.
Good organisational and time management skills.
Good clinical knowledge at a specialist level or a willingness to develop a specialism


27 days annual leave plus 8 days Bank Holidays (pro rata if part time)
Paid overtime
Occupational pension scheme
Health Insurance Plans (Optional)
Eyecare Vouchers
On-site accommodation available
Subsidised dining room
Gym membership options (on and off-site)
Perkbox, giving you access to nationwide discounts and benefits
Supported studies, Numeracy, Literacy and Diploma level 3
Opportunities for career progression
Free parking on campus

For further details of these and other vacancies, please visit our website:

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Young Epilepsy strives to employ people that reflect the community it serves; therefore, applications from minority groups and people with disabilities are particularly welcomed.

Young Epilepsy is the operating name of the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy. Registered Charity No: 311877 (England and Wales).

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Contact Details:
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