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Speech & Language Therapist

South East England
Contract type:
Full time, Part time / Job share
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools, Children's centres
Start Date:
Young Epilepsy
Job Ref:

Band 5/6 – Will be pro rata if part time
37.5 hours per week
Flexible post up to full-time
Based in Lingfield, Surrey

About Us
Young Epilepsy is the children and young people’s epilepsy charity. Our unique blend of specialist services includes a school, college and residential services providing education and healthcare for children and young people with epilepsy, autism, learning disability and other neurological conditions. Increasingly, we are developing our digital platforms and on-line support to children and families. We also have an Assessment and Treatment Unit on site with links to Great Ormond Street Hospital and the UCL Institute of Child Health.

Your role
We have two positions available and welcome applications from NQP, Band 5 and Band 6 candidates. You will have the flexibility to work directly and indirectly with children and young people (CYP) and their teaching and residential staff, supporting every individual to achieve their full potential.

This post will allow you to work with a hugely diverse caseload, with students from the age of 5 to 25, with complex needs such as: autistic spectrum disorders, PMLD, SEMH and degenerative conditions. Our emphasis is on developing functional, transferable skills, enabling our students to fully participate in their own lives within our residential/ education settings and in the wider community. You’ll enjoy a variety of challenges and rewards in assessing communication needs, providing differential diagnoses and designing appropriate interventions. Our interventions are always personalised for the individual, which gives you the ability to implement a wide variety of approaches and frameworks. We have developed a universal Core Communication Skills training and are developing further specialised bite-sized training packages. You’ll have opportunities to contribute to and deliver these trainings with the aim of supporting all forms of communication across campus.

You will be joining a small team of therapists and will have the benefit of an assistant and an AAC technician to support your work. As a team we value flexibility, innovation and initiative. We work collaboratively as part of our multidisciplinary Wellbeing Team which comprises SLT, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Play Therapy.

If you are an NQP/ Band 5 we offer regular clinical supervision and support to complete your RCSLT competencies and you will have a caseload of your own to develop your case management skills.

If you are applying for a Band 6 position you will enjoy exciting opportunities to contribute to our evolving service and the autonomy of managing a more complex caseload. There will be scope for you to develop a specialism in an area of interest. Our dysphagia work involves assessment, review and tailored risk management based on the latest research. If you are not already qualified, you will be supported to undertake your dysphagia qualification and develop your dysphagia competencies and practice. You will receive regular supervision and will be able to provide supervision to other members of the team.

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.
• Experience in paediatrics, learning disabilities or acquired disorders.
• First class interpersonal skills and a strong team working skills.
• Good organisational and time management skills.
• Good clinical knowledge at a specialist level or a willingness to develop a specialism.
• Reflective practice.
• Commitment to professional growth.

• Generous annual leave.
• Paid overtime.
• Opportunities for career progression
• Occupational pension scheme.
• 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 branch of the Oxted Line and by car and offer free parking on our campus.

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

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.

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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