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Speech & Language Therapist

South East England
Contract type:
Part time / Job share
NHS band:
Band 6
Specialist areas:
Adult, Other specialist area
Start Date:
The Disabilities Trust
Job Ref:

The Disabilities Trust is hiring in Horsham!

We're looking for a Part-Time Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly service, Kerwin Court. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals who will strive to deliver the best possible service for our service users.

We are seeking an inspirational and thoughtful person to join our dynamic team Kerwin Court, Horsham.

Be inspired;

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is a leading provider for Brain Injury Rehabilitation. It is part of the nationally recognised Disabilities Trust; a leading charity for specialist support for people with disabilities.
BIRT is a neuropsychologically led, specialist assessment and rehabilitation service for people with disabilities resulting from brain injury. This includes traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke and other forms of acquired brain injury (ABI). We combine the best of BIRT with new developments nationally and internationally.

We employ over 1,000 clinical and support staff, including psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, nurses and rehabilitation support workers across our various national centres.

BIRT's clinical expertise, outstanding facilities and dedication to rehabilitation & care mean service users are able to develop a recovery plan that suits their exact needs. We believe that it is never too late to benefit from rehabilitation. BIRT staff work to ensure that people using their services are supported to regain maximum independence.

The Service;

The clinical team is led by a Consultant Neuropsychologist and comprises of clinical neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, a music therapist, vocational and recreational coordinator and therapy assistants. The clinical work in supported by a team of specialist rehabilitation support workers and management team.

Set in attractive landscaped gardens, Kerwin Court has a bright, modern and spacious environment superbly equipped for neurobehavioral rehabilitation. Kerwin Court is a 23 bedded Unit, providing 16 ensuite rooms, 2 self-contained flats, and 5 bungalows to support our Service Users progressing towards independence. The Unit also has physiotherapy gyms, occupational therapy kitchens, therapy rooms, as well as other amenities including a games room, TV lounge and dining room.

As a BIRT speech and language therapist, you will be part of an exciting and pioneering team with fantastic opportunities. You will:

• Work as autonomous speech and language therapist within your multidisciplinary team
• Assess how a person’s communication impacts on their day to day life and provide intervention as appropriate.
• Work with the person and their social network to problem solve and overcome barriers.
• Assess dysphagia and provide a management plan and rehabilitation (as appropriate) seeking specialist assessments as required
• Provide training to staff and our service users social network
• Be integral to service and organisational development.

Be appreciated;

We are a values-based organisation. People, staff, service users and their social networks are at the heart of what we do.
When you work with us, you will:

• Be recognised for the work that you do through our robust supervision and professional development programme, as well staff rewards and recognition.
• Work in a friendly, caring team who work closely together on a daily basis to empower our service users achieve their goals.
• Have access to technology and support so you can work efficiently and effectively.
• Have opportunities to continually develop your skills and knowledge through activities such as on the job learning, contributing to research and participating in relevant seminars and conferences.


• Hours 28 Hours a week
• Salary of £31,365 - £37,890
• 38 days holiday including bank holidays (pro-rata)
• Group Life assurance
• Employer pension contribution
• Eye voucher scheme
• Long service and staff awards
• Nationwide staff benefits such as Perk Box and discounted gym membership.
• Free On-site Parking

We believe we have come a long way and there is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people with brain injuries. Come and be a part of our journey.

Please send your CV to to be considered for this role

Please send your CV along with supporting statement, addressing how your knowledge and experience relates to the key points in the Job Description and Person Specification and the reason you wish to work for The Disabilities Trust

If you have any questions or require further information, please email our SALT clinical lead -

This position is subject to a Disclosure (DBS) check and employment references.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
The Disabilities Trust
Tel: 01132 873871
Contact: Holly Randall

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