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Highly Specialist / Lead Speech and Language Therapist (Scotland)

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Dundee
Salary
£40,872 to £47,846 a year
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

We are looking to recruit a Highly Specialist SLT (Band 7) to lead our SLT service in Scotland under the guidance of the Director of SLT and Deputy Operations Director. The team support with a learning disability and /or autistic people. Some individuals may have physical and mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

The post itself will be based 3 days per week at Cygnet Wallace Hospital in Dundee holding a caseload of 10 individuals. The remaining two days per week will offer SLT supervision, support and leadership to the Cygnet residential services (5) who are supported by a full time Band 5 SLT; you will be expected to oversee the eating, drinking feeding and swallowing caseload in the residential homes. Expenses for travel and accommodation are payable in line with policy.

About us

Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high-quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years. In this role youll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

Job description
Job responsibilities
Highly Specialist / Lead Speech and Language Therapist (Scotland)
Salary: £40872 - £47846 FTE DoE

Hours: 40 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Base: Cygnet Wallace

We are offering a relocation package of £4000 for this post!

Please note, this post is also being advertised as a part time alternative under job reference: CYG25189

We are looking to recruit a Highly Specialist SLT (Band 7) to lead our SLT service in Scotland under the guidance of the Director of SLT and Deputy Operations Director. The team support with a learning disability and /or autistic people. Some individuals may have physical and mental health needs.

The post itself will be based 3 days per week at Cygnet Wallace Hospital in Dundee holding a caseload of 10 individuals. The remaining two days per week will offer SLT supervision, support and leadership to the Cygnet residential services (5) who are supported by a full time Band 5 SLT; you will be expected to oversee the eating, drinking feeding and swallowing caseload in the residential homes. Expenses for travel and accommodation are payable in line with policy.

Job Role:

As a Highly Specialist /Lead Speech and Language Therapist, you will have a unique opportunity to lead on the development and delivery of an evidence-based SLT service to meet the needs of the complex client group within a hospital setting; you will also oversee the assessment and management of all individuals with eating, drinking, feeding and swallowing needs across the hospital and residential services (5).

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will use expert skills to assess, advise and intervene with the aim of promoting functional communication systems and optimal independence. You will be able to train others, promote good practice and maintain a successful total communication environment. You will be accountable to the Director of Speech and Language Therapy and the Deputy Operations Director for Scotland.

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist with:
  • Strong clinical and professional skills
  • Working experience/strong interest in the field of Learning Disabilities /Autism Spectrum Disorders / Mental Health Conditions.
  • Knowledge of key national drivers.
  • Qualification in Dysphagia management essential
  • Evidence of providing clinical supervision.
  • Evidence of being a strong team player with a genuine desire to help others.
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion.

In return we offer:
  • Personal training allowance of £1000
  • New joiner resource budget of £2000
  • An immediate peer network of 50+ SLTs nationwide.
  • Monthly Clinical Supervision, Weekly 1-2-1 phone / zoom calls with a Clinical Lead / Director level SLT
  • Internal and External CPD and developmental opportunities for clinical and non-clinical duties
  • Routine service meetings with Cygnet Speech and Language Therapists, monthly and quarterly.
  • Meal provision on duty, free parking and free uniform with COVID friendly changing areas.
  • A comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre including NHS discount and more.
  • Full induction training
  • Work laptop, work phone, access to Amazon account, and access to Virtual Credit Card, access to a range of symbol software such as InPrint3, Widgit Online and Photosymbols.
  • Opportunity to become a Talking Mat Tutor
  • Relocation package available

You must be a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered SLT. Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced PVG check.

Are you ready for a new and rewarding opportunity?

To apply, please email your CV directly to celiajarvis@cygnethealth.co.uk
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Company

Empowering people and making a positive difference

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users and their families. Our purpose is to care, enable & make a positive difference. Our vision is to be the preferred provider & employer of choice in our sector.

Our great team believe in -

  • Togetherness
  • Patients, service users & their families are at the heart of what we do
  • Making a real difference in people's lives
  • Building caring relationships to improve mental health

Dedicated people who change lives together

At Cygnet, our people work across many different teams that pull together to achieve excellent outcomes for those in our care. So wherever your strengths lie, you can make the most of them with us – and enjoy a rewarding career that makes a significant difference to others.

Join one of our dedicated teams and be part of something meaningful:

  • Leadership Team
  • Doctors & Consultants Team
  • Nursing Team
  • Allied Health & Psychology Team
  • Education Team
  • Care & Support Team
  • Hospitality & Non-clinical Team

 

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