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Speech & Language Therapist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary, (min £1,066 max £1,845)
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are pleased to offer a unique opportunity for highly motivated Speech and Language Therapists (SLT) to gain experience within HPFT's Specialist Learning Disability Services (SLDS) based in the community.

The Trust has an outstanding track record of service delivery and quality. It provides services to over one million residents and is rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Key goals for the Trust include being the provider of choice; delivering high quality integrated health services in collaboration with local people, to improve overall health and well-being. To deliver this the Trust is committed to employing the best workforce, recruiting individuals with the ability to provide care at the cutting edge of innovative practice.

We have excellent development and training programmes, which rank us in the top 20% of Trusts in the UK and a strongly embedded learning culture to support and facilitate staff to develop their potential and progress in their careers.

Hertfordshire is located just north of London, with direct train routes into the city centre from many of the county's historic and picturesque towns. The fast train into the Central London takes a little as twenty minutes. There are also excellent connections to the rest of the UK and the M25, A1 andM1 are all within easy reach.

Main duties of the job

This is an ideal post for a newly qualified SLT, who will receive regular clinical supervision and support and will be actively encouraged to participate in continuing professional development.

The successful candidates will work as an influential and integral member of a diverse multi-disciplinary team and will join the well-established Speech and Language Therapy service.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should have you any queries or if you would like any additional information about this role.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To manage a defined caseload, using evidence based, person centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate intervention
  • To provide this service to service users within LD community services who present with communication difficulties

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • State registration with HCPC
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people with Learning Disabilities
  • Experience of working within relevant clinical field
  • Relevent training completed e.g. Talking Mats, Makaton, AAC
  • Post qualification SLT experience
Physical Skills Essential
  • Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).
Skills/Knowledge/Ability Essential
  • Clear communication through written, verbal and non-verbal modes
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in SLT
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and management
  • Computer literacy

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