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Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 425-A-18-22244

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
£20,150 - £23,363 per annum pro rata


We are looking for a Speech & Language Therapy Assistant to join our Special Schools Paediatric team. These sessions are available to work alongside speech and language therapists, working with children within the special school setting.

The role involves supporting therapists, carrying out a range of interventions to support the whole school, communication environment and face to face basis. In addition, the role requires the successful candidate to liaise with and deliver training to parents and other professionals. The successful candidate will have experience of working with children with complex needs and demonstrate skills to interact with children with limited language and communication skills. Experience of producing a range of visual support strategies is essential. The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate well developed collaborative working practice as well as the ability to work flexibly and independently.

Sheffield Speech & Language Therapy operates on a city wide basis. It is committed to providing a high quality service, and offers excellent opportunities for development. All assistants are required to undertake a programme of continuous professional development, which forms part of the individual performance review system. You will find a strong commitment to professional training and development, together with friendly peer group support. Applicants are welcome to apply for part or whole of this post which comprises 7.5 hours/week in a primary special school setting and 15 hours/ week in two secondary special school settings. Term time only considered. For further information and discussion please contact: Claire Wickham (Special Schools Team Leader) on 0114 2262333 or

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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