Speech & Language Therapist
Part time: 20 hours per week (2.5 days)
Salary: £14,772 – 17,982 (£29,544 –35,964 WTE)

Location: Cygnet Hospital Colchester, Boxted Road, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO45HF

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a newly or recently qualified Speech and Language Therapist to join our dedicated and passionate team at Cygnet Hospital Colchester. You will work on one of our three wards for people with a learning disability and / or autistic people as the named SLT and under the supervision of an on-site Highly Specialist SLT. You will also have an SLT assistant to support you in your role.

Job Role
As a Speech and Language Therapist, you will have a unique opportunity to support the delivery of an evidence-based SLT service to meet the needs of the complex client group. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will use expert skills to assess, advise and intervene with the aim of promoting, implementing and embedding functional communication systems; this is a hands-on role with high levels of contact with individuals in the care of the service. You will be able to train others, promote good practice and maintain a successful inclusive communication environment. 

There is flexibility in how the 20 hours are worked, with the option of working 2 compressed days or 3 shorter days if this is preferred.

We are looking for some with:

  • HCPC registration as a Speech and Language Therapist
  • Experience in the field of Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders or Mental Health Conditions
  • Understanding of Positive Behaviour Support with an emphasis on person-centred planning
  • Knowledge of sensory needs and how these may impact on functioning and regulation
  • Excellent communication & time management skills
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion

In return, we offer:

  • Generous CPD allowance (on completion of probation period), enabling access to conferences and external CPD events
  • Clinical Supervision from an experienced Speech and Language Therapist and access to a national network of 50 SLTs
  • Support in completing RCSLT NQP Competencies and access to our in-house NQP Band 5 Development Forum
  • Paid CEN membership
  • Access to Photosymbols, Communicate in Print, Widgit Online
  • Access to Amazon Business account and virtual credit card
  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Employee rewards, discount benefits scheme including Blue Light Card and NHS discounts
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free meals and parking on shift
  • Full induction training is given

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

For an informal discussion or to find out more about this role, please contact Katie Dixon, In-house Recruiter (KatieDixon@cygnethealth.co.uk) or Dominique St Clair Miller, Director of SLT (Healthcare Division) on 07885 476 384.

Are you ready for a new and rewarding opportunity?  Please apply now.

Job Reference: CYG36767

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