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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Darlington
Salary
£32,773 a year + £4000 relocation package or Welcome Bonus!
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

We are looking for a passionate Specialist Speech & Language Therapist to join us full time at Cygnet St Williams. We are offering a £4000 relocation package or welcome bonus for this post!

Main duties of the job

You will work to assess their speech, communication and language needs (SCLN) in all environments. You will also assess and manage dysphagia with or without the requirement of PEG support / modified diets. As part of a multi-disciplinary team on-site, you will also work with all staff across the hospital to support the implementation of the therapeutic and neuropsychiatric approach demonstrating an interest in upskilling the workforce. You will be part of a companywide SLT service and contribute to the service development initiatives.

About us

Cygnet St Williams is an established purpose-built 12-bedded unit with a 3-bedded step-down providing neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative rehabilitation for men with mental health difficulties and acquired brain injury or neurodegenerative conditions. The service focuses on supporting individuals to optimise their independence, choice and opportunity and puts the individual at the centre of their care-planning. With the right support and our innovative and proactive rehabilitation environment, our aim is to support service users to return to the community or another suitable care pathway placement.

Job description
Job responsibilities

We are looking for a passionateSpecialist Speech & Language Therapistto join us atCygnet St Williams.

We are offering a £4000 relocation package or welcome bonus for this post!
Cygnet St Williams is an established purpose-built 12-bedded unit with a 3-bedded step-down providing neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative rehabilitation for men with mental health difficulties and acquired brain injury or neurodegenerative conditions. The service focuses on supporting individuals to optimise their independence, choice and opportunity and puts the individual at the centre of their care-planning. With the right support and our innovative and proactive rehabilitation environment, our aim is to support service users to return to the community or another suitable care pathway placement.

Job Role You will work to assess their speech, communication and language needs (SCLN) in all environments. You will also assess and manage dysphagia with or without the requirement of PEG support / modified diets. As part of a multi-disciplinary team on-site, you will also work with all staff across the hospital to support the implementation of the therapeutic and neuropsychiatric approach demonstrating an interest in upskilling the workforce. You will be part of a companywide SLT service and contribute to the service development initiatives.

5 reasons why you should make an application today
  • You will have a fixed caseload number to support intensive SLT-focused interventions
  • We are passionate about person-centred care and actively focus on this in practice
  • We actively seek out CPD opportunities to ensure SLTs can evidence lifelong learning
  • You will have supervision from the a Highly Specialist SLT in Neuropsychiatry and line management from the clinical manager at Cygnet St Williams
  • We have a network of 50 SLTs in the Cygnet Heath Care working within different specialisms including Neuropsychiatry, LD and ASD, CAMHS, Older Adults Mental Health and Social Care

The Successful Candidate should be/have:
  • A registered Speech and Language Therapist with the HCPC
  • Experienced in the field of ABI / neurodegenerative conditions
  • A Dysphagia-trained practitioner with evidence of up-to-date competencies in this field
  • An understanding of SLT process/interventions and can take a hands on approach
  • An understanding of SLT process/interventions and can take a hands on approach
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Passionate about student education

In return we will offer you:
  • A competitive salary, with 25 days of annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Regular CPD, development and networking opportunities
  • Free meals and free parking during working hours
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Enhanced maternity
  • Free Health Cash plan
  • 24 hours free GP support line
  • Free life assurance cover
  • Free eye tests
  • Car lease discounts
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free mortgage broker and Insurance cover
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee NHS - discount savings, Blue Light Card & Cycle to Work scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
  • COVID-19 compliant environments

Requirements 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 about the role, please contact Dominique St Clair Miller, Director of SLT (Healthcare) on 07885 476 384.

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Company

Empowering people and making a positive difference

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users and their families. Our purpose is to care, enable & make a positive difference. Our vision is to be the preferred provider & employer of choice in our sector.

Our great team believe in -

  • Togetherness
  • Patients, service users & their families are at the heart of what we do
  • Making a real difference in people's lives
  • Building caring relationships to improve mental health

Dedicated people who change lives together

At Cygnet, our people work across many different teams that pull together to achieve excellent outcomes for those in our care. So wherever your strengths lie, you can make the most of them with us – and enjoy a rewarding career that makes a significant difference to others.

Join one of our dedicated teams and be part of something meaningful:

  • Leadership Team
  • Doctors & Consultants Team
  • Nursing Team
  • Allied Health & Psychology Team
  • Education Team
  • Care & Support Team
  • Hospitality & Non-clinical Team

 

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