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

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 150-KW4522-CSS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
Early Years settings, Chichester
£38,890-£44,503 pa (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.

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Early Years (EY) Clinical Lead (job share) and Speech and Language Setting Support (SALSS).

EY Clinical Lead - working in partnership with a colleague leading and supporting our EY team working in clinics, this post contributes to the leadership role within the locality's EY team. The role incudes sharing responsibility for:

  • Supervising and supporting staff working in a range of EY settings, including appraisal and second opinions
  • Contributing to projects, data collection and strategic developments as part of the countywide and local EY pathway
  • Contributing to the West Sussex Children's SLT Service Improvement Plan in collaboration with the service's professional lead and the locality clinical service managers
  • Delivering training to SLT staff as part of continuing professional development and to the wider workforce including health and education professionals
  • Working closely with managers and colleagues to maintain the cohesion of the team and adhere to SCFT's vision and values

SALSS - as a member of this small and highly experienced countywide team you will have responsibility for providing training and advice on speech, language and communication to a range of preschool settings in SCFT's coastal locality.

The successful candidate will need:

  • Extensive knowledge and skills across a range of speech, language and communication needs
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • An excellent track record of delivering training
  • Exceptional time management and organisational skills
  • Innovative thinking around learning styles and different delivery media
  • Good working knowledge of the EY Foundation Stage curriculum
  • The knowledge and skills to integrate speech and language interventions into everyday practice within EY settings

This post is line managed within the Chichester team but the ability to travel to and work within other locations will be required. For further information or to speak to a member of the SALSS team see contact details below.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Caroline Easton or Rebecca Stainton-Ellis - Clinical Services Managers for Chichester C-SALT

01273 696011 x 5108


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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

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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