A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 7 Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join our prison mental health services based at HMP Hull and HMP Humber.
This follows Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust being awarded the contract to provide these prisons mental health services and as such we are looking to extend the multi-disciplinary team. Speech and Language Therapy is new to both Hull and Humber HMP mental health teams and we are looking for a creative individual to lead a small new SLT team.
The post would cover both prison mental health teams and the integrated support unit at Hull HMP (in-patient unit for men with moderate or severe mental illness). However, you would not be alone as you would be joining a wider supportive and dynamic prison SLT team who work into many prisons in the Northeast who meet regularly, provide supervision and develop new resources and projects You would also be part of the Mental Health Multi -disciplinary teams onsite.Main duties of the job
The post holder will assess and provide intervention for a range of communication difficulties for men within these prison setting. They will work alongside a team of health care professionals (including nurses, occupational therapist, psychologists, psychiatrists and support workers) and partner colleagues (including prison staff, primary health care providers). As such, the postholders must be committed to collaborative working and have an excellent teamwork ethos. You would also be joining a wider SLT department who provide excellent CPD opportunities and support.About us
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
- Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
- Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
- Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious
We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.
From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.
We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.
We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.
We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The post holder should be motivated by the opportunity to become part of the growing SLT workforce working into justice settings. They will be responsible for leading, shaping and developing SLT roles by demonstrating excellence in clinical care, providing training to the team and promoting a culture of evidence-based practice and person-centred care.
The post holder will have a degree in Speech and Language Therapy and have significant experience working in mental health or learning disability services and complex needs. They will have knowledge of related issues and national directives and an understanding of the criminal justice system would be beneficial. They will be expected to facilitate and promote the wider understanding of and utilisation of SLT within mental health care and the prison population. This post will be subject to police/ prison vetting.
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.
Additional contact details: Tracey Forster, Clinical Lead, HMP Holme House 01642 744136Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- HCPC registration
- Degree in Speech and Language Therapy relevant course
- Masters in a relevant subject (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale)
- Recognised qualifications in specialist areas relevant to the role e.g. Dysphagia, Intensive Interaction, Talking Mats, Autism etc (or willingness to achieve within agreed timescale)
- Clinical Supervisory Skills course.
- Post graduate dysphagia training and experience
- Significant experience with people with communication needs
- Significant experience working with people with learning disability, autism and mental health disorders
- Supervisory experience
- Service development experience
Knowledge and experienceEssential
- Experience working within justice/ forensic settings
Desirable Employer detailsEmployer name
- Working knowledge of key justice legislation
- Multi- Disciplinary working
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation TrustAddress
HMP Hull and Humber
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