Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board for a part time Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to provide a specialist service to people with Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury within the Community Neuro Rehabilitation Service.

The Community Neuro Rehabilitation Service works across acute and community services, providing specialist skills to support the provision of neuro-rehabilitation in people's homes.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job:

You will work with people in community settings acrossGwentwho have had a stroke orbrain injury presenting with a range of communication and swallowing difficulties. You will have experience of interdisciplinary team working, supporting junior colleagues and students, training delivery and involvement in clinical governance activities. Post-qualification dysphagia training and experience and delivering groupsare desirable.

You will have access to support and regular continuing professional development from our Adult SLT service with direct supervision from our lead SLT. There is also ample opportunity to help develop and run a communication caf and book club groups as part of the 'Niwrostwit Recovery College' a new, innovative, co-created part of the CNRS.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest

addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification Qualifications and/or Knowledge Essential
  • Speech and Language Therapy Degree Registered with HCPC Member of RCSLT
  • Post graduate training through specialist short courses Evidence of continuing professional development Knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools for client group Knowledge of specific assessment/treatment tools for clients with complex neurological needs
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues. Knowledge of national policies in Health and Social Care
  • Post graduate qualifications Post graduate training in working with multidisciplinary and multiagency team Some evidence of research methodology/ clinical audit training
  • Excellent knowledge of national policies in Health and Social Care Excellent knowledge of validity and reliability of assessment tools Reflective practice theory
Experience Essential
  • Post graduate experience in speciality services.
  • Experience of performing and analysing complex assessments Experience of working with support workers, other Allied Health Professional's & medical staff.
  • Experience of working with clients in a variety of settings and across agencies. Experience of running support and therapy groups for patients and/or carers.
  • Experience of partnership working with other agencies. Experience of contributing to policy documents.
Aptitude and Abilities Essential
  • Highly developed presentation skills Highly developed auditory discrimination and perceptual skills
  • Able to analyse complex assessment information for complex cases and make specialist clinical decisions Good negotiation skills and management of conflict Sound, reasonable clinical reasoning skills
  • Experience of working with clients in a variety of settings and across agencies. Experience of running support and therapy groups for patients and/or carers.
  • Experience of teaching/training others. Experience of organising joint therapy sessions.

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