An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) team as a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our multi-disciplinary team. We can offer an opportunity to develop your skills and experience and to contribute to the development of a high quality, community - based ASC team.
Main duties of the job
Gloucestershire Health and Care Trust NHS Foundation Trust offers a diagnostic service for individuals referred for an assessment for ASC. The Speech and Language Therapist would be involved in the diagnostic assessments along with some highly specialist post diagnostic work where appropriate.
This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.
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The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services.
The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Job description Job responsibilities
Triage, assessment and diagnosis of Gloucestershire adults referred into the service and limited post diagnostic support where indicated.
A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker. We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates. The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Knowledge of ASC services and diagnosis
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