Children's Speech & Language Therapist - Band 5 or Newly Qualified
Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.
Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding. Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.
Priority consideration will be given to Bromley Healthcare staff formally identified as being at risk.
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Bromley Healthcare are growing and continuing to expand our fantastic Children’s Speech and Language Therapy service with opportunities across the board covering a school buy in service and our core health activities.
We are keen to speak to experienced enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated Band 5 Speech & Language Therapists and Newly Qualified SLT's or about to be Qualified SLT's to join our friendly and supportive team on a permanent all year or term time only basis. We have a range of opportunities to work in clinics, mainstream schools, specialist provisions / special schools and with preschool and school aged children. You will need to be highly motivated and enthusiastic with an ability to work independently but also work well within a team.
Main duties of the job
You will work with a mixed paediatric caseload who have a range of speech, language and communication needs. You will be responsible for the management, assessment and treatment of the children on these caseloads, with the support of peers and more senior colleagues.
We have an excellent system of appraisal, clinical supervision and training for all staff. You will be part of a dynamic, committed team of staff delivering high quality services to the population of Bromley. We believe in innovation and encourage staff to work in new and effective ways. Bromley Healthcare is an established social enterprise. As a shareholder you would have greater involvement and an opportunity to influence key decisions.
Working for our organisation
Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults.
Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.
Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point.
Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, access to EAP, high street discounts, Blue Light Card eligibility, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme and we are constantly looking to expand our staff benefits.
The successful applicant will have contact with patients and service users. It is expected that in early 2022, being vaccinated against Covid 19 will become a legal condition of employment unless an exemption applies. We will ask therefore for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The post holder is responsible to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk.
To provide a speech and language therapy service to patients with
communication and/or swallowing disorders with appropriate support from a supervisor.
To make a differential diagnosis based on evidence from assessment, leading to decisions about intervention/treatment, seeking advice as appropriate.
To communicate complex condition-related information from assessment to clients, carers, families and members of the multi-disciplinary team/other professions.
To maintain sensitivity at all times to the emotional needs of patients/clients and their carers in particular when imparting potentially distressing information regarding the nature of the patient/client’s difficulties and implications of the same.
To initiate and provide a variety of treatment options according to patients needs, including the use of interpreters as appropriate, with support from senior therapists.
To negotiate and work closely with clients, carers, other professionals and families, agreeing decision-making and prioritisation relevant to the patient/client’s management, devising agreed care plans based on best practice, seeking advice as necessary.
To use methods of alternative communication e.g. signing, symbols, speech synthesisers after training to maximise the client’s communication.
To demonstrate empathy with clients, carers and families and colleagues, aiming to achieve effective communication, particularly where barriers to understanding exist.
- Recognised speech & language therapy degree qualification or equivalent.
- Health Professions Council License to practice.
- Registered member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including observation, listening and empathy.
- Well developed analytical skills with use of knowledge necessary for case load management, assessment and therapy relevant to client group e.g. prioritisation
- Highly developed auditory and perceptual skills in the assessment diagnosis and treatment of clients/patients.
- Ability to transcribe speech phonetically.
- Skills in handling clients/ patients with disabilities.
- Ability to maintain intense concentration in all aspects of patient management for prolonged periods.
- Evidence of developing responsibility for clinic and caseload management.
- Experience of working with other professionals relevant to client groups.
We are passionate about caring for our service users, and their family and friends, and the wellbeing of our colleagues. That's why it's a requirement for everyone joining Bromley Healthcare in a regulated/patient facing role to have been fully vaccinated against Covid19 or to hold a qualifying exemption. Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of vaccination status is provided.
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Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.
Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme.
Bromley Healthcare is fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, in a work environment where all colleagues feel supported, nurtured and celebrated. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. At Bromley Healthcare, diversity and inclusion is one of the key strands of our People Strategy, and we are fully committed to promoting diversity in all we do to make real and lasting change.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion /belief, sexual orientation or age. We are especially keen to increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation across Bromley Healthcare, especially at senior levels.
We look forward to welcoming you to a rewarding career with Bromley Healthcare.
All offers of new employment with Bromley Healthcare are subject to a six month probation period
Bromley Healthcare CIC is an NHS community provider and part of the NHS family.
But we are a little different; we like to think that we stand out from typical NHS organisations as Bromley Healthcare CIC is actually a co-owned social enterprise, co-owned by its employees. This means that our staff remain on NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions and are members of the NHS pension scheme (providing you are eligible), if not we can offer the Nest or Scottish Widows pension schemes.
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