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Children's Speech and Language Therapist

HCRG Care Group
Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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HCRG Care Group Speech and Language Therapy team are currently recruiting to our schools-based service. The Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service is based at St Martins Hospital working within a range of health and education settings across Bath and North East Somerset, including;

Community Clinics in St Martins Hospital, Keynsham Health Centre and Paulton Hospital

BaNES early years settings

BaNES mainstream Schools


Specialist education provision settings

Alternative education provision settings

Youth Offending Service

You would be working as part of a friendly and supportive team who meet regularly, and offer a broad range of experience and expertise. We have a robust supervision structure to ensure every therapist can meet their full potential and achieve their learning goals. As a team we are committed to providing a high quality service with children and young people at the heart of our service delivery.

It is essential for candidates to have a full UK driver's license plus their own vehicle to deliver our services across the county. Candidates are also required to have a recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent alongside registration with the Health Professions Council and be a member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy.
Package DescriptionFrom 11 November 21, as a result of new legislation, anyone over the age of 18 who enters a Care Home as part of their job must have had both doses of a COVID-19 vaccination or hold a valid medical exemption.

As part of our pre-employment process we will therefore ask you to provide:

* proof of your vaccination status via the NHS Covid Pass (either electronically or via the PDF)

* A signed copy of the temporary medical exemption form

As well as AfC terms and conditions including an NHS pension, you'll have access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:

Laptop and Mobile enabling fantastic flexible working patterns that can help you lead a perfect work/life balance
MyWellness - a health and lifestyle platform covering mental health awareness and support, healthy recipes & activity challenges and access to our free well-being service available 24/7/365 online and by telephone including; counsellors, post trauma incident support, legal, debt and practical life management helpline, guided self-help, telephonic career coaching and monthly well-being newsletters
We are pleased to offer access to Wagestream - which lets you track your pay throughout the month and stream your earned wages into your bank account if you need them. No more high-interest loans or overdraft fees - simply get paid as you go.
A committed Learning and Development team who work closely with Universities and Health Education England to further your potential and support your progression
Access to a range of courses and e-learning to develop further skills, bespoke career pathways and opportunities continuing your professional development
Strive for Better networks - a national support and professional network made up of NHS professionals like you, giving you the chance to constantly develop industry-leading care and quality
Opportunities to work in different areas and various services to gain new knowledge and experience
Innovative forward-thinking culture with the opportunity to put forward your ideas to contribute to the way we work. You will be encouraged to apply for national funding to drive your initiatives locally to benefit our patients and service users
Rewarding and supportive teams, you will be recognised and have opportunities to recognise others by nominating for local and national awards annually and taking part in our new virtual "Ask our Executives" event, where you can submit questions to the board and hear updates regularly on company strategy and objectives
Access to Reward Gateway - our staff benefits scheme which grants you access to premium offers and discounts on practical spending at national supermarkets and well known retailers as well as special treats like Virgin Experience Days and Leisure Vouchers.
Working in an environment focused on the highest clinical and quality standards with 100% of our rated services considered overall good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Main ResponsibilitiesMain Responsibilities

Working collaboratively with colleagues across health and education service,you willbe responsible for:

Assessment and differential diagnosis of a child's speech, language, and communication needs
Working directly with children and young people with a wide range of speech, language, and communication difficulties
Providing advice regarding the management and care of children with speech, language, and communication difficulties including training for families and professionals
Communication about complex condition related information from assessment to clients, carers, families, and members of the multi-disciplinary team/other professions
Ensuring patients and their parents/carers are involved in the planning and prioritisation of their care
Demonstrating clinical effectiveness by use of evidence-based practice and outcome measures
Managing and prioritising complex caseloads
Delivering our high service standards, sharing bestpractice, and actively improving the way we work to ensure Service Users and their families receive the best care possible.
This post demands excellent communication and organisational skills. There will be opportunities for you to devise and deliver training and to provide specialist support and advice to parents/carers and the wider children's workforce.

We offer a supportive and friendly environment with opportunities for continued professional development. Mentoring and supervision structures are in place and there is regular contact with the larger team. The successful applicants will be given a full induction programme.
The Ideal CandidateYou will bea qualified Speech and Language Therapist who has strong communication and organisation skills, and a flexible approach to ensureyou deliver positive experiences to children and young people and their families.

You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel.

To find out more information about our current vacancies and career opportunities, please contact Stuart Cook, Team Lead, Schools Service for the Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service on 01225 831708
About The CompanyWe change lives by transforming health and care.

Established in 2006 by our Chief Executive Dr Vivienne McVey and like-minded colleagues, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services.

From around 500 locations across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply. We reserve the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.

As a Disability Confident Committed company, we work in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to make our business an inclusive place for all.

HCRG Care Group is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.

HCRG Care Group, its subsidiary companies and the LLPs are part of the HCRG Care Group and provide publicly funded health and social care services. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy.

From 11 November 21, as a result of new legislation, anyone over the age of 18 who enters a Care Home as part of their job must have had both doses of a COVID-19 vaccination or hold a valid medical exemption. As part of our pre-employment process we will therefore ask you to provide:

* proof of your vaccination status via the NHS Covid Pass (either electronically or via the PDF)

* A signed copy of the temporary medical exemption form. Further details about the legislation can be found on the government website.
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