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Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6

Employer
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gloucester
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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The Learning Disability Intensive Support Service (LDISS) is a nationally recognised service, it provides people with a Learning Disability with behaviours that challenge the service or a mental health condition that cannot be supported in mainstream services, the required support in the community with the aim at keeping people at home and out of hospital.

LDISS aims to give service users a meaningful, high quality and unrestrictive life where possible. Through providing the right interventions and support, service users will be assisted to live a life where they have choices, are included in their communities and achieve their potential.

As LDISS works with some of the most complex individuals of all ages with a learning disability in the county, this will frequently require a highly skilled and imaginative approach to achieve a good outcome. LDISS will focus on social activities, inclusion, life skills, friendships and family relationships as well as providing professional assessments, skills and guidance.

We, therefore, require an individual with inpatient/community experience, are committed to continuing to develop the high quality services that our service users deserve, are proactive in working with carers and families and have a robust and sensitive demeanour.

Main duties of the job

We welcome applications from Speech & Language Therapists who are registered with RCSLT and HCPC. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills to join our dedicated and skilled team.

There will be close working with colleagues from psychiatry, psychology, nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy and you will be expected to liaise and support clients, carers and professionals across services and agencies.

The successful candidate will have experience of working independently with adults and younger people with a learning disability who present with behaviours that challenge services.

Speech and Language Therapy has a high profile within the Trust and currently there are 11 SLTs in our team. We enjoy excellent working relationships with colleagues from other professions and joint working is embedded in our culture.

CPD is fully supported and encouraged, and we hold regular in-service training sessions. Statutory and mandatory training is provided and there are opportunities and dedicated time provided for supervision and development.

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.

About us

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.

This post is eligible for the Trust's Recommend a Friend scheme. If you have been recommended to apply for this role by an employee of the Trust you should include a short statement to this effect in your supporting information, including the name of the person who recommended you. If you are successful with your application the employee who recommended you needs to access the relevant forms to process this from the Trust's intranet or the HR Recruitment Team.

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.

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

For Job description and main responsibilities please see job description and person specification attached to the advert

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • EHCP registration
  • recognised degree in speech and language therapy
Desirable
  • Qualifications in Positive Behaviour Support or functional analysis
  • Evidence of post graduate training in Children and Adult with learning disabilities
length and /or nature of experience Essential
  • post qualification experience in learning disabilities
Desirable
  • experience of working within a multi disciplinary team


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