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Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
St Helens
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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Do you put patient care at the heart of everything you do? Are you committed to delivering quality, safe and efficient services which help people live their lives well?

We are looking for full and part time qualified, compassionate Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join our team.

Our team provides evidence based services that support children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties and/or eating and drinking difficulties. Our aim is for children to communicate to the best of their ability so they can join in successfully with all aspects of home, school and community life.

The successful candidate will work with a school-age caseload across a combination of units, mainstream schools and community clinics. They will assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of speech, language and communication needs in children.

We offer:
  • Flexible working from home and the office space
  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
  • Full IT equipment and mobile phone
  • Paid expenses and mileage
  • Internal and external training opportunities
  • Free on-site car parking


Main duties of the job

We are looking for a creative, innovative Speech and Language Therapist with excellent interpersonal skills and the enthusiasm to communicate the importance of speech, language and communication within our local communities.

The successful candidate will work with a school-age caseload across a combination of units, mainstream schools and community clinics. They will assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of speech, language and communication needs in children.

There will be a role in assessing and managing children with social communication difficulties, including contributing to our multi-agency, neurodevelopmental pathway in St Helens.

Evidence-based practice to support parents and the wider children's workforce to develop children's speech, language and communication skills in an inclusive environment is essential to this role. This will include providing formal training and informal coaching sessions at clinic, the child's home or educational setting.

An awareness of a person-centered approach to assessment, intervention and support is assumed. An active role in the development and delivery of training is also required. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise Speech and Language Therapy Assistants, carrying out advisory visits and specialist visits as necessary. You can expect to be supported and mentored by the Specialist, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapists and the Team Manager.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly and supportive Speech and Language Therapy Team in St Helens, where we are centrally based at Alexandra Business Park.

We are looking for a creative, innovative Speech and Language Therapist with excellent interpersonal skills and the enthusiasm to communicate the importance of speech, language and communication within our local communities.

The successful candidate will work with a school-age caseload across a combination of units, mainstream schools and community clinics. They will assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of speech, language and communication needs in children.

There will be a role in assessing and managing children with social communication difficulties, including contributing to our multi-agency, neurodevelopmental pathway in St Helens.

Evidence-based practice to support parents and the wider childrens workforce to develop childrens speech, language and communication skills in an inclusive environment is essential to this role. This will include providing formal training and informal coaching sessions at clinic, the childs home or educational setting.

An awareness of a person-centered approach to assessment, intervention and support is assumed. An active role in the development and delivery of training is also required. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise Speech and Language Therapy Assistants, carrying out advisory visits and specialist visits as necessary. You can expect to be supported and mentored by the Specialist, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapists and the Team Manager.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification appropriate to role
  • Registration with relevant Registering Body e.g. HCPC
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with clients/patients in a variety of settings/situations
  • Evidence of working within a person centred framework
  • The ability to demonstrate the use of evidence based practice
  • Ability to demonstrate the core values of the organisation
  • Experience of working in a paediatric setting
  • Knowledge of a range of common paediatric health conditions
Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills (written & oral)
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to utilise assessment skills and tools effectively
  • Able to present factual information and refer questions to others where appropriate
  • Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Able to develop effective interpersonal relationships with clients, colleagues and the wider team
  • Good organisational/time management skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to identify risk and minimise risk effectively
  • Ability to reflect on experience and identify lessons learnt
  • IT skills
Knowledge Essential
  • Exposure to local, National, professional policies/guidance eg Mental Capacity Act Vulnerable Adults Procedure and Child Protection
  • Awareness of own scope of practice and that of others
Values Essential
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented


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