Highly Specialist Speech And Language Therapist

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Wyke
Salary
£18,060 to £18,060 a year
Closing date
11 Jul 2022
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Job Details

Are you a Band 7 who would like to explore a more rewarding managerial and clinical challenge in Mental Health - ASD Services? We are looking for a Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist to join us at Cygnet Hospital Wyke, Adarna Ward for 16 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

As a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, you will have a unique opportunity to deliver an evidence-based SLT service to meet the needs of the complex client group within an in-patient setting. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will use expert skills to assess, advise and intervene with the aim of promoting functional communication systems and optimal independence. You will be able to train others, promote good practice and maintain a successful total communication environment. Screening, assessing and managing eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties would also form part of this role. You will be accountable to the Director of Speech and Language Therapy (Healthcare) and the onsite service manager. You would also be responsible for the supervision of an SLT (Band 5 equivalent) providing input to Adarna Ward.

About us

Adarna Ward is our 15-bed rehabilitation service, at Cygnet Hospital Wyke, for men with mental illness and a secondary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Individuals can continue along the specialist pathway to Adarna House, a new 9-bed step-down service enabling a continued focus on recovery through meaningful activity and engagement in local community initiatives. Our aim is to support service users to live as independently as possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities
Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Band 7 equivalent)
Salary: up to £45,150 (18,060) Hours: Part time (16h per week) Base: Cygnet Hospital Wyke (Adarna Ward)& Adarna House, Bradford

Are you a Band 7 who would like to explore a more rewarding managerial and clinical challenge in Mental Health - ASD Services? Are you ready to develop your managerial and clinical skills? We want to recruit an exceptional SLT to this post.

Adarna Ward is our 15-bed rehabilitation service, at Cygnet Hospital Wyke, for men with mental illness and a secondary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Individuals can continue along the specialist pathway to Adarna House, a new 9-bed step-down service enabling a continued focus on recovery through meaningful activity and engagement in local community initiatives. Our aim is to support service users to live as independently as possible.

Responsible for:

As a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, you will have a unique opportunity to deliver an evidence-based SLT service to meet the needs of the complex client group within an in-patient setting. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will use expert skills to assess, advise and intervene with the aim of promoting functional communication systems and optimal independence. You will be able to train others, promote good practice and maintain a successful total communication environment. Screening, assessing and managing eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties would also form part of this role

You will be accountable to the Director of Speech and Language Therapy (Healthcare) and the onsite service manager. You would also be responsible for the supervision of an SLT (Band 5 equivalent) providing input to Adarna Ward.

5 reasons why you should make an application today
  • We care about people in our services
  • Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills.
  • You will have supervision from the Clinical Lead SLT for LD and ASD Hospitals and line management from the clinical manager at Cygnet Hospital Wyke
  • National network of over 50 SLTs in the Cygnet Heath Care within different specialisms including LD and ASD, CAMHS, Older Adults Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry and Social Care
  • Fixed caseload number to support intensive SLT-focused interventions

The Successful Candidate should be/have:
  • A registered Speech and Language Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
  • Experienced in the field of adult mental health and/or ASD
  • Dysphagia qualified (desirable)
  • 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:
  • Expert monthly Clinical Supervision from a highly experienced SLT in this field of practice
  • Access to over 50 SLTs working in like-for- like environments
  • 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 lin
  • 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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