Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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This is a new opportunity for a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with knowledge and skills in Social Communication, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, to take a lead in our Paediatric SLT team.

The post holder will work with children and young people from 0-16 years old as part of the wider SLT service in SBUHB.

You will operationally lead and manage the service for children and young people who need highly specialist assessment, including differential diagnosis, and therapy.

Main duties of the job

You will co-ordinate the implementation of the All Wales Social Communication pathway from preschool to Key Stage 3; to agree a robust provision in partnership with families and multiagency colleagues through a clear universal, targeted and specialist offer in accordance with ALNET (Wales) 2018.

As part of a MDT, you will provide highly specialist assessment of speech, language and communication to inform a differential diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in children under the age of five.

This will mean solo and joint clinics, as well as specialist assessments and ADOS procedures. You will also have professional contact with the Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ND) team for SBUHB.

We can offer you:

Dedicated time and funding for appropriate CPD

Active participation in service development.

Regular appraisal and clinical supervision.

Access to a network of clinical support from highly specialist therapists and professional support from senior management team

Regular total team development days and paediatric team meetings

Administrative support

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description Job responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification Qualifications & Training Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree or equivalent
  • Registered member of HCPC / RCSLT
  • Wide range of specialist post-graduate training and experience equivalent to Master's level
  • Relevant postgraduate experience and/or qualification in differential diagnostic assessment, including Developmental Language Disorder and ASD.
  • Courses in standardised ASD assessment tools for parental interview (3di, ADI-R, DISCO) and/or semi structured observation, e.g. BOSA, ADOS
Experience Essential
  • Own specialist caseload experience of speech, language and communication disorders, including Learning Disability, Developmental Language Disorder and ASD .
  • Working within a MDT.
  • Management / Clinical supervision of less experienced Speech and Language Therapists within area of clinical responsibility
  • Person centred, clinical reasoning supported by critical thinking and hypothesis testing to support a MDT consensus differential diagnosis
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge of a range of treatment and intervention
  • Ability to manage highly specialist caseload without direct supervision taking a lead in the specialist area from Early Years through to 16yrs.
  • Independently plan and prioritise own caseload
  • Evidence of building multi-agency relationships
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Highly specialist knowledge underpinned by current evidence-based practice and legislation with specific knowledge of NICE CG 128, ASD in under 19's, ALNET (Wales) Code of Practice and the Autism Code of Practice.
  • Accurate administration, analysis and interpretation of paediatric assessments leading to differential diagnosis of all speech, language and communication disorders
  • Excellent verbal and written skills to share complex and sensitive information
  • Able to work unsupervised and independently as an active member of MDT negotiating case management
  • Proposing and implementing All Wales Social Communication Pathway in collaboration with SMT, SLT team and wider stakeholders.
  • Highly specialist knowledge of NICE guideline for Autism Spectrum Disorder, ALNET (Wales) Code of Practice
  • Ability to argue the Speech and Language Therapy perspective with professional / medical colleagues
  • Experience of and resolution of conflict
  • Implementation of clinical governance/audits/research within own specialism
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Demonstrates understanding of own scope of practice and person-centred care

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