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Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6

Job Reference: 074-A-21-17437

Employer:
CSH Surrey
Location:
Woking
Salary:
£32,306-£39,027

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy.

CSH Surrey are part of the NHS and are Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%.

Our staff enjoy excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes.

We CARE about our staff though through our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our active employee council called The Voice, elect employee representatives to ensure colleagues' voices are heard at Board level.

Click the link in the box CSH Surrey - A great place to work and read everything you need to know about joining our unique organisation and click the iWantGreatCare link to read our patient feedback.

If you are a passionate, person-focused individual then apply to join CSH Surrey today!


Golden Hello £2000

In addition to receiving NHS pay, pensions and Fringe ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%, successful applicants, (who have not worked for CSH within the last 12 months), will receive a Golden Hello; an amount of £2000 paid in two instalments: - £1000 upon commencement and a further £1000 following successful completion of probation.

Children and Family Health Surrey NHS is made up of three partnering organisations; CSH Surrey, First Community Health and Care, and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Together, we provide one Surrey-wide community health service for children and young people from 0 to 19 years of age (up to 25 years for young adults with additional needs) and their families and carers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Speech and Language Therapist, to join our supportive and creative team which covers a range of areas such as Early Years, School Aged Stammering, Dysphagia and Acquired Brain Injury.

You will work as a member of our established and friendly Speech and Language Therapy team made up of speech and language therapists and assistants.  This is a rewarding and varied role. Your role will include conducting assessments, writing reports and running therapy sessions (groups or individual) for a varied population of 0-5 year olds in Early Years including children with language disorders and delays, social communication disorders, speech difficulties, stammering, Down Syndrome, general delay and much more! Our service also encompasses going into schools during the first term of Reception Year to support transitions. You will have opportunity to work alongside SLTs with specialist caseloads including the school aged stammering service, children with an acquired brain injury and clients with dysphagia.

You may work from a variety of settings (e.g. clinics, nurseries and patient’s homes). You will also be involved in delivering universal and targeted training to parents and nursery staff and working alongside multi-disciplinary professionals such as Paediatricians, Health Visitors, Nursery/School staff and many more.

Working in the NHS provides you with the optimum platform to develop your career and you will have opportunity to work closely with our NHS colleagues including Health Visitors, School Nurses, OTs and Physios. We have strong working relationships with our colleagues in Education; we have opportunities to visit children in their educational settings and liaise with Key workers, Teachers, SENCos, Educational Psychologists, Portage Teachers, SEND Advisors etc. There are many additional benefits to working in the NHS including a generous leave entitlement, an excellent pension scheme and access to a wide range of NHS staff discounts.

As part of your role, you may also be involved in:

  • Conducting assessments for initials, reviews and Education and Health Care Plans.
  • Delivering training to parents, Health Visitors or nursery/school staff 
  • Working within a team and supporting the Clinical Team Lead
  • Line managing other members in the team
  • Taking on students for placements  
  • Supporting other members of the team

We firmly believe that the best services for the children we serve come out of effectively training and supporting our Therapists. As such you will be supported by the following:

  • A comprehensive induction program including training and shadowing other therapists 
  • Regular supervision with your line manager (senior Speech and Language Therapist) for tailored, professional and clinical supervision
  • Regular opportunities to meet with colleagues through regular team meetings, locality updates and Surrey-wide Professional Away Day. 
  • Access to attend a rolling programme of in-house training to update your knowledge and skills throughout the year covering a range of topics relevant to your role to develop your skills in both diagnostic assessment, management planning and therapeutic interventions as well as opportunities to develop specialist knowledge in your areas of special interest.
  • Access to a well-developed Learning and Development department offering personal development opportunities to support your personal development plan
  • Working as part of a fantastic team, who share challenges and celebrate successes together

You will be based in the NW Quadrant of Surrey which covers Woking, Surrey Heath and Runnymede. You will have opportunities to meet up with and bounce ideas off other members of the team. You will be based in one area but may need to travel to surrounding areas to visit nursery settings or patient’s homes. Please state if you have a preference of one area in your application.

As a team, we all need to be able to travel between sites across Surrey, therefore being a car driver and owner is essential.

If you think this role is for you then please make an application. To find out more about the role please contact:  

Sarah Chalker-Beh Acting Clinical Team Lead NW Quadrant

Mobile: 07970 939200    

Email: sarah.chalker-beh@nhs.net




Here at CSH Surrey we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets).

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We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) please be sure to provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us: Telephone: 01483 362988. Email: CSH.recruitment@nhs.net



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