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

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 150-KW4544-CSS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Complex Needs, Dysfluency, Early Years, Language Disorder
Manor Green College, Three Bridges, and Horsham Hospital, Crawley and Horsham
£31,365-£37,890 pa pro ra

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

Are you a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist looking to develop your skills, or a Band 6 looking for a change? We are looking for innovative therapists who are keen to develop our services to include the new ways of working we have established in 2020.

Come and join us in the Central locality of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT), an hour south of London and north of Brighton, where a friendly, forward-looking and innovative team will give you a warm welcome. SCFT covers a wide geographical area which includes both high density urban areas and small rural villages and hamlets across the county.

The successful candidate will receive a comprehensive induction which will lead into excellent regular supervision from Specialist Speech and Language Therapists (Band 7), along with an identified “buddy” for more informal support, and additional peer group supervision. We have clinically-focused meetings every six weeks, an annual Trust-wide Professional Study Day, an annual Trust-wide Allied Health Professions Celebration Day, clinical forums, a journal club, and ad hoc in-house training. We offer in-house training in a range of specialist areas and benefit from access to Trust funding for external courses when appropriate. We also have equipment budgets which enable the service to continually improve resources for assessment and therapy.

Due to staff career development in-house we have a variety of sessions available within varying specialisms. These posts are across special schools, early years, dysfluency, a specialist support centre and mainstream schools in the Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex areas. If you think might be interested in working with us, why not get in touch?

When applying please let us know which areas you are interested in supporting.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alice West or Tamsyn Dell

Clinical Services Managers for Children's Speech and Language Therapy (Central)

01403 620445,,

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