This post offer an exciting opportunity to join our Learning Disabilities Service in Cornwall as a Specialist Speech & Language Therapist. The successful applicant will be working in the Cornwall Adult Learning Disabilities Team, based in the East Team and will offer a service to the East of Cornwall Learning Disability community as part of a dynamic and enthusiastic Multi-Disciplinary Team.
The ideal candidates will have experience working with Adults with a Learning Disability, assessing and managing complex communication needs, as well as complex dysphagia management experience. Candidates will need to have good understanding of current legislation and practices relating to Learning Disabilities and evidence of this in their day to day working. The successful candidates will also be expected to provide supervision within the team therefore experience providing supervision within a clinical setting is essential.
Main duties of the job
We have the opportunity to offer a few exciting opportunities to join our Learning Disabilities Service in Cornwall as Specialist Speech & Language Therapists. The successful applicants will be working as partof a dynamic and enthusiastic Multi-Disciplinary Team in the Cornwall Adult Learning Disabilities Team.
Successful applicants will offer a service to a caseload of adults aged 18 and over with learning disabilities, who are referred to the service.The ideal candidates will have experience working with Adults with a Learning Disability, assessing and managing complex communication needs, as well as complex dysphagia management experience.
Candidates will need to have good understanding of current legislation and practices relating to Learning Disabilities and evidence of this in their day to day working. The successful candidates will also be expected to provide supervision within the team therefore experience providing supervision within a clinical setting is essential. A key aspect of the role is delivering training programmes relating to communication needs and dysphagia so the candidates must have experience in delivering training with excellent presentation and communication skills.
Current ways of working have had to be responsive and have changed frequently in the past 12 months so flexibility and the ability to work independently as well as within a team will also be required.
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
Job description Job responsibilities
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.
Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
- Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
- Current professional registration with HCPC
- Evidence of being an autonomous SLT practitioner
- Evidence of related CPD
- Clinical experience in a range of core areas including dysphagia and AAC
- Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
- Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy (RCSLT)
Knowledge and abilities Essential
- Knowledge of best practice in core SLT practice
- Awareness of relevant legislation related to learning disability
- Understanding the health needs of people with a learning disability
- Understanding of governance related activities e.g. audit, CQC
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