Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, compassionate and innovative Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) with excellent clinical and communication skills to join the Cardiff Community Resource Team (CCRT). The post holder will work within a close MDT to promote the independence of clients living in their own homes and within the care sector.

Please contact us for more information or to arrange a visit.

Rydym yn edrych am Therapydd Iaith a Lleferydd profiadol a chreadigol gyda sgiliau clinigol and chyfathrebu gwych i ymuno Thm Adnoddau Cymunedol Caerdydd. Bydd yr ymgeisydd llwyddianus yn gweithio o fewn tm amlddisgyblaethol i hybu annibyniaeth ein cleifion o fewn eu cartrefi ac o fewn y sector gofal.

Cysylltwch ni am fwy o wybodaeth neu i drefnu ymweliad.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will manage an independent, complex caseload, providing specialist assessment, diagnosis, intervention, management and discharge to adults with communication and swallowing difficulties associated with a wide range of acquired conditions.

The post holder will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team, liaising with other agencies and disciplines within the health and social care sector to promote the independence of clients living at home and within care settings.

The post holder will take part in service development projects including complex audits. They will participate in the in-service training of Speech and Language Therapists and Assistants and teaching/training of external service users and other professions. They will supervise and provide clinical support to more junior Speech and Language Therapy staff and provide clinical placements for undergraduate SLT students.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has an important job to do. What we do matters because it's our job to care for people and keep them well. We all want to do this to the best of our abilities - but we know that good intentions are not always enough.

At Cardiff and Vale University Health Board our values and example behaviours are:
  • We care about the people we serve and the people we work with
  • We trust and respect one another
  • We take personal responsibility
  • We treat people with kindness
  • We act with integrity

Our values guide the way we work and the way we behave with others. Post holders will be expected at all times to behave in accordance with our values demonstrating commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see Job Description & Person Specification document attached for detailed job description and main responsibilities

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Post Graduate training in Dysphagia
  • Undertaken relevant short courses/CPD in specialist area
  • Membership of relevant Clinical Excellence Network
  • Membership of RCSLT
Experience Essential
  • Clinical experience of working with a range of communication & swallowing difficulties
  • Experience of working with a specialist caseload
  • Working in partnership with an MDT and other professionals
  • Working through others
  • Teaching/training others
  • Providing clinical support to others (eg Health Care Support Workers, student SLTs)
  • Experience of working in a community setting
Skills Essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to communicate with communicatively compromised patients and their families
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Reflective practice and critical appraisal
  • Analytical/problem solving skills
  • Negotiating skills and ability to manage conflicting views
  • Able to discuss sensitive and complex topics with empathy
  • Sharing knowledge/skills with others
  • Good presentation skills
  • IT skills - working knowledge of Outlook, Word, PowerPoint & Excel
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Specific knowledge in specialist area
  • New initiatives/trends in specialist area
  • Clinical governance issues
  • Prudent Healthcare
  • Therapy Outcome Measures
  • Care Aims approach
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Team player
  • Motivated & enthusiastic
  • Flexible
  • Demonstrates empathy and compassion for others
  • Able to deal with distressed clients /families
  • Resilient and able to manage distressing circumstances
  • Able to take own initiative
Other Essential
  • Able to meet the audiological requirements of the post
  • Ability to drive and access to a car for work purposes
  • Ability to speak Welsh

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