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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/07/2020.

Speech and Language Therapy Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 150-SF4309-CWS-A

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Pre School Complex Needs Speech and Language Therapy Assistant Practitioner
Nightingale Primary Care Centre and Crawley CDC, Haywards Heath and Crawley
£21,892 to £24,157 per annum pro rata

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

  • Over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff members
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 10,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • Flexible working patterns offered across all services
  • Thriving BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust’s workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-organised person who relates well to children to step into a new and exciting role within our pre school complex needs team. There are opportunities to work under the supervision of Speech and Language Therapists in family homes, special schools and preschool settings in the Mid Sussex, Crawley and Horsham area. There may also be a requirement to work in Early Years clinical settings according to need. Previous experience of working with children with young children with complex needs and within a paediatric speech and language therapy service is essential.

The successful candidate will be required to be involved in:

  • Carrying out assessments under the guidance of a therapist
  • Running group interventions with the B3 SALTA, students and therapists
  • Working with individual children providing therapy and updating intervention plans
  • Providing Supervision to B3 Speech and Language therapy assistants (SALTA)
  • Representing the service at multidisciplinary assessments and meetings
  • Organising and delivering training sessions for pre-school and nursery staff
  • Making materials to be used in therapy
  • Making IT-based resources, e.g. communication passports
  • Filing, and setting up therapy rooms
  • Cleaning therapy equipment in accordance with SCFT's Infection Control Policy

Additional training will be given, but the candidate must be able to self-reflect in order to develop and maintain competency to practice through continuing professional development. The candidate must be a good communicator and willing to work as part of a team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alice West or Tamsyn Dell

Clinical Service Managers for Central Children's Speech and Language Therapy, 07917 642168, 07786 524687

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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