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Speech and Language Therapist Band 5

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Speech & Language Therapist Band 5

Are you a newly qualified Speech and Language Therapist looking to work with an adult caseload? If so, we have a full time position within our Speech and Language Therapy team.

The ACE Speech and Language Therapy Team is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, forward thinking team player to join our adult community service, based in Tendring.

We are looking for someone who is motivated to develop their skills, who is a good communicator and enjoys working with other speech therapists and the wider integrated team. As well as the opportunity to develop dysphagia skills and competencies, you will also be able to participate in communication groups, MDT meetings and Special Interest Groups within Speech and Language Therapy.

You will be working with clients with a wide range of conditions, including stroke, dementia, progressive neurological conditions, dysfluency and voice disorders.

We have close links with the community SLT team based in Colchester, as well as the acute SLT team at Colchester Hospital. We offer excellent supervision, CPD and evidence based practice, in service training, undergraduate and postgraduate education and teaching to further develop your skills. We are also an independent provider of the NHS Pension Scheme.

Anglian Community Enterprise has just commenced one of England's largest current health care contracts to deliver care closer to home by North East Essex CCG. We are committed to offering the people of North East Essex an integrated and seamless network of patient-centred services based closer to where they live and in their communities wherever possible. As a result you will need to be flexible and able to work at various sites across Colchester in line with service requirements.

It is essential that you are a car driver.

Enquiries prior to interview are welcomed. For further information contact:

Alison Webster on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed )

Jo Flaherty on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed )

This post is classified as Regulated Activity and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). You must therefore disclose on your application form all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, which are not protected. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of cautions and convictions and what you must therefore disclose on your application form can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website. If you are offered the post we will need to obtain a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check for you. You will also be expected to join the DBS update service and renew this annually, the cost of which will be reimbursed to you. You are advised to read the attached leaflet regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service

Applications are welcome from all sections of the Community. Once we have received sufficient applications the job will close so if you are interested you are advised to apply immediately

Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) Community Interest Company was created as a stand-alone organisation on 1st January 2011. We are a Social Enterprise, limited by shares and completely employee owned providing predominantly NHS funded healthcare. We have commenced one of England's largest current health care contracts to deliver care closer to home (community based health services) and we have just been awarded Independent Provider Status into the NHS Pension Scheme for the majority of our contracts

Our vision is to be the leader in the communities that we serve, providing innovation, quality, and value for money as we deliver healthcare services that are accessible to all.

Our social mission is to maximise our role as a service provider, employer, purchaser, community member, partner and investor to improve the health and well-being of the communities in which we work. Our commercial mission is to provide effective, profitable, value for money services which meets the needs of our customers and support organisational growth

We operate a probationary policy and all new staff will be subject to a 6 month probationary period

You are advised to read all of the attached documentation before completing your application form including the:

  • Job description and person specification as your application will be judged against this criteria,
  • Key Benefits & Information Sheet which details ACE's values, Pre employment checks required and the benefits of working with the organisation (inlcuding pension information)
  • Disclosure and Barring Service information sheet if a DBS is required

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are also committed to promoting Equality and Diversity in all areas of the organisation and through our policies we aim to encourage, manage and value diversity to ensure equality for all.

Once we have received sufficient applications the job will close so if you are interested you are advised to apply immediately.

If you are short listed for interview, details will be sent to you via unsecure e-mail to the the e-mail address provided on your application form. You are therefore advised to check your e-mail on a regular basis. We may also correspond to you via NHS Jobs, you are therefore also advised to check your NHS Jobs account on a regular basis

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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