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Speech and Language Therapist

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5
Specialist areas:
Adult, Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools, Clients' homes
Start Date:
St. Elizabeth's Centre
Job Ref:

Adult Learning Disability Services 18.75 hrs/week (2.5 days p/w)

£25,449 - £28,501 per annum, pro rata (depending on experience)

St Elizabeth’s Centre is a specialist Centre providing holistic care together with learning, leisure and other opportunities for adults and children with severe epilepsy, learning difficulties and complex health needs.

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist to join our busy multi-disciplinary health care services team operating on our 68 acre site which is home to around 240 residential and day users. Our teams work across specialist services within the Centre so the role is varied, providing professional support our adults, college learners, school pupils and children’s home.

You will provide initial and ongoing assessment, intervention and monitoring of speech and language therapy needs for each individual, and sharing information with key staff within the team. You will work and communicate closely with other departments across the centre.

The successful candidate will be a professional who is passionate about facilitating people to achieve their full potential and maximum independence. Essential qualification requirements include a recognized SLT Degree qualification or equivalent, license to practice and to be a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and The Health and Care Professions Council.

The successful candidate will be expected to have:
• Knowledge of potential communication and dysphagia difficulties associated with the Learning Disability population.
• Knowledge of assessment tools and a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant to the client group
• Knowledge of national policies and procedures.

You will also have awareness of different approaches when working with adults and children, a good awareness of Autism, learning disability and complex communication.

To apply online or to read the job description & personal specification visit:

If you would like to have an informal chat regarding the position, please call Paul Hook on 01279 844 351.

Closing date: 30/07/2019
Interviews: Week commencing of 05/08/2019

We offer a competitive employment package as you would expect of a large charity with over 700 workers including a commitment to staff development, supportive management and a range of staff benefits to include pension, free life assurance, free parking, 24/7 EAP and a range of staff discounts for big high street names, leisure activities etc.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
St. Elizabeth's Centre
Tel: Confidential
Contact: Confidential

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