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

Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 150-SF4543-CSS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
Horsham Hospital, Horsham
£19,737-£21,142 pa (pro rata)

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-organised person, who relates well to children, to work under the supervision of Speech and Language Therapists in Preschool Complex Needs and Special Schools in the Crawley and Horsham areas. Previous experience of working with children additional needs in school settings is essential.

Full training will be given, but the post holder must be able to self-reflect in order to develop and maintain competency to practice through continuing professional development. They must be a good communicator and willing to work flexibly as part of a team. Practicality and the ability to solve problems on the spot would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will join a team of Speech and Language Therapy Assistants across our Central locality (the Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex areas of West Sussex).

The post holder will be required to:

  • Make materials to be used in therapy
  • Make IT-based resources, e.g. communication passports
  • File, arrange venues and set up training and/or clinic rooms
  • Clean therapy equipment in accordance with SCFT's Infection Control Policy
  • Assist in group work with children
  • Work with individual children under the guidance of a therapist
  • Use electronic notes to write up therapy notes
  • Demonstrate therapy to school, setting staff and or parents face to face
  • Demonstrate therapy to school, setting staff and or parents virtually
  • Attend and participate in team meetings
  • Organise training sessions for school staff

Flexible working will be considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alice West or Tamsyn Dell, Clinical Service Managers

Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service (Central)

01403 620445

07917 642168

07786 524687


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