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Adult speech and language therapy
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
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Whitfield Court, Dover
£24,214 - £30,112 pro rata per annum
30/06/2019 23:59
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Adult Speech and Language Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 5

Are you a newly qualified SLT looking to work with adults?

Come and start your career with us!

If you are an enthusiastic and talented Speech & Language Therapist looking for your first post with an adult caseload, then we have just the job for you in our supportive and highly-respected adult community service.

We can offer you the opportunity to develop your voice skills alongside a neurological caseload.

Band 5 Adult Community SLT – East Kent

Based in Whitfield Court, Dover (working in Thanet, Dover and Deal)

The job is based in our friendly supportive East Kent team. You will be seeing patients with communication and swallowing problems as a result of a range of neurological and medical diagnoses including Parkinson’s disease, MS, Stroke and dementia. You will see patients in clinic, care homes and their own homes.

There is the chance to work with people with voice disorders if you are interested in that client group.

You will receive regular supervision and support and will have the opportunity to work alongside a team of experienced and talented therapists.

The new post holder will join a team of more than 20 SLTs working within our wider service across Kent. We are part of a bigger service which also includes our dietitian colleagues working in Community Nutrition & Dietetics and Home Enteral Nutrition teams, and we are based together at Whitfield Court in Dover giving lots of opportunity for joint working.

We offer excellent clinical supervision (individual, group and interdisciplinary) and hold regular in-service training days throughout the year to ensure that we are continually reflecting, developing and improving our clinical skills and services. You will get the opportunity to attend a post-graduate dysphagia course and any other courses that are essential to role. We’ll ensure that you get all the support you need to develop your skills and build your clinical expertise.

We really value our staff and they in turn value the support and opportunities that we provide. In the words of one of our ‘home-grown’ band 6 SLTs:

“KCHFT is a fantastic Trust to work for with friendly and supportive SLT teams. Throughout my time as a Band 5 in the team, I had opportunities for clinical development in a range of areas through internal and external study days, frequent attendance of courses and access to specialist advisors in the areas of dysphagia, motor speech disorders, voice, dementia and aphasia. More recently in my Band 6 role I have been able to work towards developing a clinical specialism. From speaking to friends in other Trusts I have realised that such opportunities are not always readily available.”

Interviews will be held on 16th July 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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