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Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 150-SF4500-CSS

Employer:
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Speech and Language Therapy
Location:
Chailey Clinical Services, Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex
Salary:
£31,365-£37,890 pa (pro r

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

This is an exciting new post within Chailey Clinical Services for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Speech and Language Therapist to work with children and young people with complex neurodisabilities. We work closely with our partner organisation, Chailey Heritage Foundation.

The post holder will work with a comprehensive multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of children in our care who have complex communication, eating, drinking and swallowing, and oral skill needs. The post holder will need to have:

  • Knowledge of language learning for children with movement and sensory limitations, including strategies for small class teaching environments
  • Knowledge of the full range of high and low tech AAC systems
  • Experience in implementing and adapting AAC systems over time
  • Experience of class-based working in a specialist education setting
  • Knowledge of risks linked to oro-pharyngeal dysphagia

You will be supported by an experienced Speech and Language Therapy team which includes specialists in AAC and dysphagia, and experienced Speech and Language Therapy Assistants.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Diane Sellers

Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead

diane.sellers@nhs.net

01825 724721




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