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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Ref: CYG36433

Colchester, CO4 5HF
£14,723 - £17,729 p/a (£36,807 – 44,322 WTE) + £1000 welcome bonus!
Part Time
Closing date
Friday 21 June 2024

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Part time 16 hours per week

Salary: £14,723 - 17,729 (£36,807 – 44,322 WTE) + £1000 welcome bonus!

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

We have a new and exciting opportunity for an emerging Specialist or established Specialist 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.

We are offering a £1000 welcome bonus for this post!

Please note this post is also advertised as a full-time post in combination with a 3-day role in our East of England Social Care locations (CYG35871) and only 1 post is available.

Job Role
As a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, you will have a unique opportunity to support the development and 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. 

Postgraduate qualification in the management of dysphagia is desirable but we are able to provide you with accredited training if this is an area for your personal development if required.

We are looking for some with:

  • HCPC registration as a Speech and Language Therapist
  • Experience in the field of Learning Disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders and 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
  • Dysphagia training (desirable – training available)
  • 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 network of 50 SLTs nationally
  • Paid CEN membership
  • New starter resource budget to personalise your assessment and intervention toolkit
  • 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
  • Full induction training is given
  • Free meals and parking on shift
  • Work related travel expenses from base location are reimbursable.

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 (

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

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