Speech and Language Therapist - Band 5-6 Developmental Post

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit a Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) to work with adults with Mental Health difficulties and/or Learning Disabilities based on our inpatient provision at Secure Inpatient Services, Roseberry Park. We would also consider a Band 5-6 progression post, dependent on experience of the successful applicant.

The post holder will assess and provide intervention for communication and eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. The successful applicant will work alongside a team of health care professionals including speech and language therapists, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dieticians, psychologists, psychiatrists, support workers and associate practitioners. The post holder will also work with an SLT associate practitioner and be expected to delegate and supervise their work. The caseload is varied and intervention is completed as part of a multi-disciplinary team, committed to collaborative working and focusing on the provision of high quality, evidence based services.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will have degree in Speech and Language Therapy and experience working with Adults with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health difficulties and/or complex needs. They will have knowledge of related issues and influencing national and local directives. It would be preferable that the successful applicant will be competent in the assessment and treatment of eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties or committed to completing post-graduate dysphagia training within a specified time frame.

The post holder will be part of a dynamic SLT Learning Disability and Mental Health service, with well-defined peer support, supervision systems and CPD opportunities.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

For further details regarding the job description and main responsibilities please refer to the job description attached to this vacancy or contact the recruiting manager for this position.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Speech & Language Therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Post graduate training/ courses relevent to service user group e.g. Makaton, Intensive Interaction
  • Experience of clinical supervision
  • Dysphagia trained or willingness to work towards this in agreed timeframe
Skills Essential
  • Able to communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation
  • Work collaboratively as part of a MDT
  • Provide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision
  • Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • Apply latest research evidence and evaluate thinking in practice
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of working with adults with learning disabilites, complex needs and/or mental health difficulties
  • Experience of supervising staff and / or students
  • Experience of developing and delivering training
  • Participation in quality improvement activities
  • Experience of participation in clinical governance activities

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