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Speech and Language Therapist Community Learning Disability

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year Per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you keen to make a real difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities and autism?We are looking for a dynamic Speech and Language Therapist with excellent communication skills to join our Community Learning Disability Teams on a permanent basis. You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment and interventions for adults with learning disabilities and autism with communication needs.You will be part of a vibrant, enthusiastic and creative multi-disciplinary community team based in Bodmin and may require some travel across the county to support/offer interventions as required for client in different areas of the County.The speech and language therapy team work closely with their multi-professional colleagues to deliver services following clearly defined and evidenced based care pathways; for example, for people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities and People with behaviour that challenges.The post holder will provide assessment and intervention for people with a learning disability and autism with complex communication difficulties and/or dysphagia. In addition they will contribute to the delivery of a well-established training programme that supports the Cornwall Communication Charter.This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a proactive, friendly speech and language therapy service with a robust clinical supervision process and continuing professional development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

As part of the multidisciplinary East Community Learning Disabilities Health Team, the postholder will be managing a caseload of adults over 18 with learning disabilities who are referred to the service.The postholder will provide communication assessment and interventions using core speech and language therapy skills for individuals with a learning disability. The postholder will contribute to the assessment of eating and drinking difficulties under supervision from specialist speech and languagetherapists. This includes monitoring their health outcomes and progress through review of their care plan.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Current professional registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of being an autonomous SLT practitioner
  • Evidence of related CPD
Experience Essential
  • Qualified SLT registered with HCPC
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working within a community setting
  • Experience of working with adults with Learning Disabilities
  • Clinical experience in a range of core areas
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • Interest and passion to work with people with learning disabilities
  • Knowledge of alternative communication strategies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Knowledge and abilities Essential
  • Knowledge of best practice in core SLT practice
  • Understanding of governance related activities e.g. audit, CQC
  • Awareness of relevant legislation related to learning disability
  • Understanding the health needs of people with a learning disability

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