Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

£31,365-£37,890 pa (pro rata)
07 Jan 2021
20 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 6

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

The following Band 6 sessions are available in Central :

0.3 London Meed DLD SSC

0.2 Mainstream

0.1 Social Communication Assessment as part of the NDP (ADOS desirable)

Offered initially internally, for the right candidate/s we would look at these sessions as part of an existing post, or as complete 0.6wte post. If you are interested please contact Tamsyn Dell or Alice West for discussion and/or complete an application form in the usual manner.


Are you a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist looking for a new challenge? Or a Band 5 ready for the next step on your career pathway?

We are looking for an innovative therapist who is keen to join us ; the post includes sessions in a special support centre for children with developmental language disorder (DLD) attached to a mainstream school, sessions in mainstream schools and a session of Social Communication Assessment in mainstream schools (part of the Neuro Developmental Pathway).

The Mainstream Schools team work with a busy, interesting and diverse caseload. The team is well supported by the Complex Needs and Early Years teams, and other community-based professionals from the local education authority.

The successful candidate will receive a comprehensive induction which will lead into excellent regular supervision from the Band 7 Specialist Speech and Language Therapists, along with an identified "buddy" for more informal support, and additional peer group supervision. We have clinically-focused meetings every six weeks, clinical forums, and journal clubs. We offer in-house training in a range of specialist areas and benefit from access to Trust funding for external courses when appropriate. We also have equipment budgets which enable the service to continually improve resources for assessment and therapy.

As a large team (over 100 SALTs plus SALTAs and administrative staff) we have many opportunities for career development and it is often worth asking about the likely availability of additional sessions across the Children's SALT team. If you think might be interested in working with us, why not get in touch?

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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.

Documents to download
  • B6 JD and PS ( PDF , 499.5 KB )
  • B6 JD and PS ( PDF , 499.5 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )

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