Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6 35 hours per week, permanent role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Speech and Language Therapist to work as part of a Community Learning Disabilities team delivering Speech and Language Therapy input to the Integrated Community Services, Community Learning Disabilities Service. Previous experience of working with Adults with Learning Disabilities is essential. Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.
Main duties of the job For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
To participate in the organisation, delivery and development of Speech and Language interventions.
To carry a clinical caseload in communication and dysphagia providing specialised Speech and Language Therapy to adults with a learning disability with a range of highly complex needs in a variety of settings.
To provide specialist clinical support and supervision to other Speech and Language Therapists, assistants, students and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
The role involves close collaborative working with multi-disciplinary colleagues in the community setting, completing assessments, planning interventions for adults who have a learning disability, identifying and meeting training needs and providing specialist advice
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry and Warwickshire.
Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.
The Childrens Intensive Support Team work across Coventry and the whole of Warwickshire (north and south) to provide additional therapeutic support for the families who's young people are most at risk of inappropriate admission to Tier 4 hospital.
There will be opportunities for Continual Professional Development and regular clinical supervision will be offered.
Job description Job responsibilities For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
Essential Requirements include:
- RCSLT membership and HCPC registration
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience of working with people with a learning disability in the community
- Driver with access to independent means of transport
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- BSC Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent Or equivalent
- Registered member of RCSLT
- Unrestricted registration with Health Professions Council (HPC)
Knowledge and skills Essential
- Excellent communications and interpersonal and communication skills
- An understanding of the specific contribution of Speech and Language Therapists in Learning Disability Services
- Ability to demonstrate team building, leadership and organisational skills
- Demonstrates and understanding an ability to practice in a person centred, recovery focussed way
- Experience in working in learning disability and dysphagia
- Substantial experience and competence with clients with complex needs, communications issues and/or challenging behaviour
- Experience or interest in working in mental health services
- Evidence of effective caseload management
- Experience on working as part of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary team
- Familiar with a range of therapeutic interventions
- Able to travel for work purposes and have access to an independent means of transport.
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