Part Time 30 hours per week
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Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) is one of the largest and best known hospitals in the country. The ‘local’ hospital for our community, CUH is also a leading national centre for specialist treatment: we are one of only five biomedical research centres in the UK and have a worldwide reputation as a university teaching hospital. Building on these different elements, CUH’s vision is to be one of the best academic healthcare organisations in the world.
This is an exciting opportunity for a specialist Teacher / Teacher to join a recently established new multi-professional team – the Communication Aid Service East of England (CASEE).
CUH is delighted to have been commissioned by NHS England to establish and host CASEE - the East of England Specialised Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Service.
The service has been open for referrals since March 2016 and operates a hub and spoke model based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge providing a service to children and adults across the six counties of the East of England.
This term time only role offers the opportunity for an experienced Teacher to work alongside the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, a Rehab Engineer, a Clinical Scientist and Technicians, providing a highly specialist assessment and AAC provision service to eligible children across the six counties of the East of England.
Ideally, you will be highly experienced in working with children with complex needs who require AAC to support their communication as well as working closely with the team around the child to provide holistic support for health, social and educational needs. You may currently work to support children with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) or those with Physical and Neurological Impairment (PNI). You will have seen and supported a range of AAC solutions used by children including signing, communication books and boards and high tech communication aids.
You will be familiar with high level assessment, working as part of a multi-professional team and bringing your unique professional expertise to provide a range of AAC solutions. You will also be confident in providing training to professionals and families and be able to communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals.
Whilst high level AAC skills and experience is desirable, we welcome applications from Teachers who have an interest in AAC and who are committed to quickly develop the necessary specialist knowledge and skills.
Individual personal development needs will be identified and supported.
This post is advertised at 0.8 WTE and is intended to be a 5 days a week, term time only role. Applications for part-time (less than 5 days during term time) or job share are welcomed.
You’ll get training and development in this friendly and dynamic organisation which seeks to innovate and strives for excellence in delivering first-class patient care. You’ll also benefit from childcare facilities and flexible working. Cambridge is a great place to live with good schools, lots of housing developments, new shopping, sports and leisure facilities and it’s only 45 minutes away from London.
For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Catherine Hale, Deputy Lead Clinician - AAC on 01223 349401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: 22 November 2017
Interview Date: 1 December 2017
To apply, please visit our website: http://cuh.healthjobsuk.com/select_sector or call Recruitment on 01223 217038 or 01223 217515 (answerphone), quoting reference 180-B-171990.