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Speech & Language Therapist

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6
Specialist areas:
Paediatric, Children's centres
Start Date:
Young Epilepsy
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Young Epilepsy is the only UK charity dedicated to creating better lives for children and young people with epilepsy and related conditions and is based on a beautiful campus in Lingfield, Surrey, providing world class services.

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.

Our students have a wide range of needs: epilepsy, acquired, complex developmental and neurodegenerative needs and/or autistic spectrum disorders. So, you’ll enjoy a variety of challenges and rewards in assessing their communication needs, providing differential diagnosis 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 have opportunities to offer staff training to support communication and to work with other therapists to design and deliver communication training across campus.

Working term time only you’ll have your own caseload (and desk), with opportunities to undertake joint work with other SLTs and our SLT assistant. We also have an AAC technician so you will have opportunities to co-ordinate the provision of appropriate AAC.

The variety of ways in which we work as Speech & 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, Occupational Therapy and Psychology.

You will be supported to undertake your dysphagia qualification and develop your dysphagia competencies and practice.

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

• Generous annual leave. Paid overtime.
• Opportunities for career progression.
• Occupational pension scheme.
• On-site accommodation available.
• Subsidised dining room.
• Gym membership options (on and off-site).
• Perkbox, giving you access to nationwide discounts and benefits.
• Free parking on campus.
• Comprehensive training.

We are accessible by bus, by train via the East Grinstead/Oxted Line, by car and offer free parking on our campus.

Closing date: 18 August 2019. No agencies please.

If you do not hear anything within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

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.

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Contact Details:
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