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Advanced Speech and Language Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you interested in working in an innovative service?

If you are, the Children's Neurodiversity Service is looking for a dynamic Advanced Speech and Language Therapist to join them.

If you are a motivated individual, with experience of working within a team that delivers high quality autism assessments for children and young people, please contact us.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for: -
  • To effectively contribute to multidisciplinary autism assessments; working with other professionals, to provide an holistic assessment for the child/young person and their family.
  • To gather and analyse information from various sources throughout the assessment process
  • To carry out face to face and digital assessment with children/young people
  • To conduct language assessments when required to contribute to the child/young person's assessment
  • To support children/young people through the assessment process and the eventual outcome of the assessment
  • To provide personalised recommendations and intervention following the autism assessment process
  • To write detailed reports following the assessment process
  • To provide clinical supervision to SLT colleagues within the team

About us

This is an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Speech and Language Therapist to join our service.

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our Trust website

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities and we particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented throughout the Trust.

We are recognised by Stonewall, Europes leading LGBT rights organisation, as a Diversity Champion and are committed to improving employment opportunities for LGB and Trans and non-binary candidates.

We are a member of the Disability Confident Employer benchmark and have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in role profiles.

Find out more about what we can offer you

Humbelievable Place

We serve the rural populations of East and North Yorkshire and the city of Hull. Wherever you choose to work across our Trust there is a wide range of options to live from coastal cottages to riverside apartments. Hull and the East Riding of

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Good IT skills
  • Advanced understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area.
  • Evidence of undertaking audits/surveys
  • Member of Clinical Excellence Network (CEN)
  • Good working knowledge of relevant IT systems to own area of work
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Demonstrable experience of working in the designated field
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area to advanced level e.g. Masters/post-graduate diploma and/or equivalent knowledge /experiential learning
  • Evidence of advanced practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Evidence of ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation
  • Clinical Leadership experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice
  • Professional networking regionally and nationally
  • A breadth of clinical practice including clinically specialising in the field where the post is held (including dysphagia as appropriate)
  • Experience of developing others through education, mentorship, coaching, teaching, assessing, presentations, publishing
  • Be able to effectively chair meetings (if required)
Qualifications Essential
  • Current registration with HCPC and RCSLT
  • Educated to Masters Level or equivalent knowledge/experience as described above or other advanced clinical modules relevant to the clinical area
  • Evidence of attendance at specialist short courses/CPD within the client group/communication disorder
  • Teaching qualification
  • Advanced clinical qualification
  • Prepared to undertake or hold an accredited leadership qualification
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring and teaching
  • Be able to demonstrate effective clinical leadership skills
  • Able to demonstrate excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to assessments alongside other professionals
  • Good time management skills
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity
  • Be able to demonstrate clinical leadership skills at an advanced level
  • Ability to lead/motivate staff to embrace change
Effort and Environment Essential
  • Ability to effectively commute between the organisations various sites
  • Frequent requirement for sitting in a restricted position, manoeuvring therapy equipment and or children
  • Frequent intense concentration e.g. in depth assessments with children and families where work is unpredictable
  • Frequent exposure to emotional or distressing circumstances
  • Occasional exposure to hazards e.g. verbal aggression, bodily fluids

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