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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/01/2020.

Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 150-LAB3743-CWS-C

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
Brighton General Hospital, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

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 a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly Mainstream Schools and Early Years teams. You will be managed by the Brighton & Hove Clinical Services Managers and be part of our Mainstream Schools team and our Early Years Community Clinic team. This post is suitable for both a newly qualified or experienced Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Speech and Language Therapist who will be able to work flexibly and as part of a team. The ideal candidate should demonstrate excellent communication skills and confidence in working independently, managing a caseload of pre-school and school age children with a range of speech, language and communication needs with support as appropriate to their experience.

You will be supported by senior Speech and Language Therapists who work at the same NHS base. We also have Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapists working with preschool community clinics, mainstream schools, preschool & school age complex needs, preschool and school-age ASD, fluency and hearing impairment. They are available to provide advice, training and second opinions. We have regular team meetings and a range of clinical meetings including early years and school age clinical forums, journal club, bilingualism, AAC and research. There is excellent administrative support, good opportunities for continuing professional development both internal and external to the Trust and access to excellent resources. The service is also supported by a Professional Lead for Children’s Speech and Language Therapy.

We are committed to the development of Band 5 Speech and Language Therapists and can offer:

  • Regular clinical supervision and structured appraisal
  • Mentoring
  • A wide range of opportunities for CPD
  • Friendly and supportive staff

We encourage informal visits or discussion.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Penny Taylor, Early Years Clinical Service Manager or

Nicola Featherstone, Schools Clinical Service Manager

01273 242079

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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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