An opportunity has arisen for a full time Speech and Language Therapist to join a small, experienced team of Speech and Language Therapists working with clients with mental health needs. This post would suit an applicant who has a genuine interest in working with clients who present with a presentation of complex mental health and communication needs and are able to rise to the challenge of working in a dynamic environment.
The role will cover a predominantly inpatient caseload consisting of young people and adults who present with mental health who reside at Ardenleigh a secure mental health unit in Erdington, Birmingham. The post holder will work with young people and women across the hospital environment. The post holder will also have the opportunity to work at several secure men's hospitals at various locations within Birmingham.
Working autonomously the successful candidate will work on their own initiative, demonstrate a range of skills including effective communication with both clients and the wider staff team, express empathy, self-awareness, and crucial self-reflection skills and resilience. In addition, you will need to have good organisation and time management skills.
Final year students are welcome to apply
Main duties of the job
The role will be varied and include assessment, planning and implementing evidence-based practice, reviewing and evaluating therapy using therapy outcome measures, providing advice to other professionals regarding the management of clients with communication needs, modifying materials, attending and contributing to clinical team meetings, report writing and completing administrative tasks relevant to the role.
As a member of the multidisciplinary team, you will work collaboratively alongside colleagues from Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Nursing, Medical and Education services.
Newly qualified Band 5 Speech and Language Therapists will be supported to meet the standards of competency as dictated by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy (RCSLT) Newly Qualified Practitioner Framework.
To appraise, implement and evaluation treatment goals to support the recovery pathway for both young people and adults who have communication and mental health needs within a secure inpatient setting.
The ability to carry and prioritise your own varied caseload within secure and complex care acting as an autonomous practitioner is also important to this role. Access to advice and support from a senior speech and language therapist is available as required.
Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.
Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.
Job description Job responsibilities
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Person Specification essential Essential
- A degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
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