Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Salary/Rate: £20per/hr PAYE Rate; Bank Holiday Rate £27.75 per/hr
Sector: Healthcare / Medicine
Contract: Contract
Posted: 10-06-2021
Recruiter: Seek Staffing Ltd

Principal duties to include

  • To provide support and advice for the child’s family and parents about all aspects of their care that relate to their therapy needs, adjusting use of language to allow for their level of comprehension to understand.
  • To provide and receive complex and sensitive information with regard to a child’s difficulties and expectations.
  • To attend meetings where requested in order to provide specialist advice about the therapy needs of the child. To arrange these meetings when appropriate.
  • To plan and organise a team of therapists and assistants to provide specific services on a daily basis.
  • To be able to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity in response to parents and children.
  • To work closely with parents who are themselves dealing with anger, grief and frustration as they come to terms with the impact of their child’s condition.
  • To provide specialist therapy reports for use within inter-agencies, e.g. educational documentation relevant to the practice setting, standards and guidelines
  • To ensure that up to date written electronic records and activity are maintained in accordance with the professional and organisation standards
  • To provide programmes on a verbal, written basis or using pictorial representation as required to ensure these programmes are accessible to parents/ carers
  • To interpret complex assessment results and identify therapy goals as part of an overall care plan.
  • To apply increasingly more complex skills and knowledge in order to establish professional competence and fitness to practice as a paediatric therapist.
  • To deputise for the Band 7 when required.
  • To effectively plan the daily management of a caseload of children
  • To respond to urgent referrals as appropriate.  
  • To prioritise clinical work and balance other patient related and professional activities as the department requires.

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