Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist - Complex Needs

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Kidderminster, UK
15 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are 'at risk' and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Are you an experienced Band 5 or Band 6 therapist looking to develop or enhance your clinical skills within complex needs and disability?

We have a Band 6 specialist speech and language therapy post within our complex needs and disability team based in West Worcestershire (Wyre Forest, Worcester and Malvern).

We are looking for a highly motivated, positive and proactive speech and language therapist with a commitment to collaborative working to join our Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service based in Worcestershire.

We are a well-established team offering a range of services for 0-19 year olds. This post will be based in our special schools team in Worcester City, along with other specialist provision in West Worcestershire and with preschool children with complex needs. Post graduate dysphagia training is desirable or if not, the willingness to be trained. The successful applicant will be working alongside other therapists to deliver both our core NHS/LA funded contract and potentially addition school commissioned services.

We are looking for a good team player who can be flexible and a supportive member of the team. Experience in mentoring and supporting others is essential.

As a county wide speech and language therapy team, we offer:
  • a strong commitment to supporting personal and professional development with ongoing mentor support, supervision and CPD opportunities
  • in house training and support with the expertise of nationally recognised therapists employed by our team, including Language for Learning (Emma Jordan), Teaching Children to Listen (Jacqui Woodcock and Liz Spooner) and Word Aware/Language for Thinking (Anna Branagan)
  • a central base for all staff, with excellent administrative and professional support in both Kidderminster and Worcester City
  • a progressive approach to service delivery and evidence-based practice, licensed with The Balanced System™

For more information visit our website via the link or find us on Twitter @SLT_Worcs or on Facebook by searching 'Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy'

Informal discussion about these post is welcomed; please contact Emma Jordan, Service Manager on 01562 752749 or email ( Email address removed )

PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months' probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months' salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link 'DBS Update Service.'

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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.

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

UK Registration

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

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