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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Whalley
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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To support the Community Forensic Learning Disability Service (CFLDS) in the delivery of high-quality specialist speech and language assessments and interventions in the development of effective clinical services to meet the complex needs of people with a diagnosis of learning disabilities associated with forensic risk particularly those whose behaviour presents serious forensic risks to themselves and the public.

Shortlisting date is planned for 10th August 2022

Interview date is planned for 17th August 2022

Main duties of the job

  • Provide in depth specialist speech and language therapy assessments and therapeutic interventions for people who have a diagnosis of learning disabilities associated with forensic risk
  • Responsibility for the management and prioritisation including delegation of speech and language caseload to other speech and language therapists in the team
  • Provide clinical and managerial supervision to other speech and language therapists including students and support workers in the team
  • Provide clinical leadership and training to the wider staff team with regards to speech, language and communication.
  • Provide strategic leadership to the Community Forensic Learning Disability Service (CFLDS) in the development of the service.
  • Provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the client group across a range of agencies and settings where appropriate
  • To participate in the on-call arrangements of the CFLDS as required.
  • Develop effective outcome measures both for SLT and the wider team to build on the existing evidence base
  • To utilise theory evidence-based literature and research to support practice and to contribute to the evidence base by leading and participating research and audit
  • To be a source of advice and support to colleagues within the CFLDS and the wider health and social care community
  • Ensure Safeguarding requirements are upheld
  • Undertake duties as may be delegated by the Team Manager or the Clinical Lead


About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for leading, development, and the driving of high-quality specialist speech and language therapy assessments and interventions for the people under the Community Forensic Learning Disability Service (CFLDS) who have a diagnosis of learning disabilities associated with forensic risk through the lens of trauma informed care. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring high quality and effective occupational therapy provision through the use of contemporary evidence-bases strategies and collaboration with all stakeholders. They will also be responsible for providing clinical and managerial supervision to other speech and language therapists within the team and support them with their professional and personal development. The post holder will also work closely with senior leadership team in the development of safe and high standards of care.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Relevant degree/diploma approved by the RCSLT and HPC
  • Registered with the HPC - License to practice & Member of the RCSLT
  • Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level or completion of specialist short courses up to Master's level or equivalent
  • In depth experience and independent management of complex patients within specialist area relevant to the post
  • Minimum 4 years highly specialist experience post qualification in relevant clinical area
Desirable
  • Post graduate certificate in speciality
  • Experience of acting in leadership & management capacity
  • Experience of developing protocols/processes


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