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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 411-COMCAM-2019-10320

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Cochlear Implant (916530)
£37,570 to £43,772 pa


0.5 wte, AFC Band 7 permanent post based in and working across Warrington/St Helens

The award winning Cheshire & Merseyside SLT hearing impairment network offers a unique opportunity to work in a consultant SLT managed, specialist SLT service, for children, young people and adults who are severely or profoundly d/Deaf. The SLT network is friendly and has a structured training programme. There are excellent training opportunities. The Network is hosted by Alder Hey Childrens’ Foundation NHS Trust. Therapists work flexibly across boundaries to cover all the NHS Trusts within Cheshire and Merseyside.

There are close links with two implant centres; Manchester and North Wales (adults). There is an active North West CEN in deafness, a Cheshire & Merseyside Network SLT working group and opportunities for research. Alder Hey has a well developed local Speech & Language Therapy Service with regular professional meetings, training and supervision. The postholders will be employed by Alder Hey Childrens’ Foundation NHS Trust. There is the flexibility to treat within the home, school or in clinic as appropriate.

There are close working relations with the local SLTs, Teachers of the Deaf and Audiologists. Support will be provided for you to gain experience, acquire new skills and consolidate existing skills. Each network SLT has clinical supervision from the network. There is support from the consultant, advanced clinician and the other network SLT specialists.

For an informal discussion please contact:- 07702884797

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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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.

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