Speech and Language Therapists (Band 5 & 6)

Service: Adult Services

Location: Hedleys Horizons, Station Road, Forest Hall, NE12 8YY

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Salary: AFC Band 5 25,655.00 - £31,534.00, AFC Band 6 £32,306.00 - £39,027.00

Interview Date: TBC

Speech and Language Therapists (Band 5 & 6)

Who We Are

The Percy Hedley Foundation is one of the largest regional charities supporting people with a range of learning and physical needs. We take a person centred, flexible approach to the care and support we provide. We work towards excellence every day and our team members are committed to delivering the very best outcomes for the people we support. Our dynamic and flexible service is tailored to the specific needs of the individual, making it easier to live, learn and be part of a world adapting to change.

Hedley’s Horizons offers a busy, vibrant and varied environment that supports disabled adults with cerebral palsy, communication and sensory impairments and complex learning needs including those with Autism Spectrum Conditions. We offer a choice of activities that meet peoples' aspirations, needs and preferences, thus offering a very individual programme with support from a highly skilled and dedicated staff team.

The Role

We have two exciting opportunities for a Band 5 and a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist within the Therapy team working in Hedley’s Horizons to provide input to a caseload of people with complex speech, language and communication and dysphagia needs.

Speech and Language Therapists within the Horizons service play a vital role in lifelong learning and providing specialist services by supporting service users and their families with specialist interventions such as AAC, Intensive Interaction, Sensory Programmes.

We are looking for two enthusiastic and adaptable Speech and Language Therapists to join our team. You would become part of an existing, dedicated team of therapists who strive to deliver best practice at all times. ​With opportunities to shape a service to meet the ever-changing needs of those we support.

The successful candidates will be based within the Hedley’s Horizons service, with further potential need and opportunity to gain experience in working within the College service as our therapy team currently provide support across both sites.

Please click here for the Band 5 Job Description. 

Please click here for the Band 6 Job Description.

For more information, please contact Susan Hastie on 0191 266 5491.

Why Work for Us

Percy Hedley encourages career development and progression. We run a robust training programme and also have development opportunities both within school and across the wider Foundation.

We also offer the following benefits to staff:

  • Wellbeing support (including occupational health, physio services and counselling services)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme. (Contributions can be matched up to 5%.)
  • Induction and ongoing training.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to a rewards scheme designed to save money on shopping
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.

Click here for more information on the benefits available:  https://www.percyhedley.org.uk/vacancies/staff-benefits/

Salary and holiday entitlement are reflective of NHS T&Cs.

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. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

This vacancy will close at midnight on Wednesday 15th December 2021.

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