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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 284-19-DSPR-1499

Employer:
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Cochlear
Location:
Birmingham Children's Hospital
Salary:
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.


The Midlands Hearing Implant Programme (Children’s Team) have an exciting opportunity for an experienced speech and language therapist to join our lively and dynamic multi-disciplinary department.

 

We are seeking a paediatric therapist who has broad experience of successfully providing high quality individualised intervention programmes. You will work with severe-profoundly deaf children, many of whom have additional or complex communication needs, and their families. You will be required to deliver a high quality clinic-based service alongside some outreach visits across a supra-regional area. You will be a team player and confident in your collaborative practice with multi-disciplinary teams.

 

Experience of working with children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants is not essential as the role and client group requires a wide range of highly transferable skills sets such as, but not limited to, experience of working in early intervention settings or working with children with developmental language disorder. Full training in hearing impairment and cochlear implants will be provided and you will be expected to participate in training, mentoring and self-study to qualify as an Auditory-Verbal Therapist.

 

All team members are encouraged to join the British Cochlear Implant Group. Attendance and participation in professional meetings including Clinical Excellence Networks and the Implant Centre Speech and Language Therapy group is supported along with attendance and abstract submission for relevant national and international academic conferences.

 

The Children’s Service of the Midlands Cochlear Implant Programme is part of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Hearing Services and ENT Departments and is based at Aston University. You will be required to travel to Birmingham Children’s Hospital when needed (a 10 minute walk). This is a part time (19.5 hour) post.

 

Informal enquiries are welcome.  Please contact Kate Hanvey, Head of Department or Hannah Ager, Principal Speech and Language Therapist:

Tel: 0121-204-3830 or Email: katehanvey@nhs.net or hager1@nhs.net

 

Closing Date: 18th November 2019

Planned Interview Date: 9th December 2019




Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and the disclosure, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

*Please read additional documents attcahed relating to probation period and Brexit*


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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