Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£38,890 to £44,503 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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This is the opportunity for a motivated and innovative Speech and Language Therapist who is ready to advance in their career. We are looking for a Band 7 Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join our Community Resource Team, delivering community services to adult patients in the Bridgend Locality.

The Community Resource Team is an integrated health and social care service which provides a range of short-term interventions to promote independence by avoiding admission to hospital or long term care. It also aims to improve the ability of people who live with long term conditions to care for themselves and live independently in the community for longer.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be forward thinking and able to demonstrate advanced clinical knowledge when working with a variety of adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders, including those following stroke, head injuries, and progressive neurological conditions diagnoses.

You will autonomously undertake highly specialist assessments and interventions with individuals with complex communication difficulties and rehabilitation. You will provide a service in clients' own homes, care homes and the local community. You will also work with the Reablement team and the wider multidisciplinary team colleagues in local care networks.

The community Speech and Language Therapists conduct and report on videofluoroscopic evaluations at the local hospital with support from the acute team, an excellent opportunity to develop and maintain these dysphagia skills.

You will be actively encouraged to participate in continuing professional development activities particularly on digital technologies and will be supported to develop leadership skills .You will be responsible for the supervision of Band 6 SLT and Band 4 SLT Technician, and have a key role in service development of the SLT team and the wider MDT.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification Qualifications and/or Knowledge Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree
  • Registered member of Health and Care Professions Council
  • Post-graduate qualification in dysphagia or equivalent
  • Wide experience of specialist post graduate training and experience equivalent to Masters Level
  • Highly specialist knowledge underpinned by current evidence based practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of policies relevant to service area
  • Completion of Clinical Supervisors course
  • Membership of Clinical Excellence Network (CEN)
  • Management qualification
  • Quality improvement methodology/ clinical audit training
Experience Essential
  • Own specialist caseload management experience particularly in community settings
  • Management/clinical supervision of less experienced speech and language therapists in own clinical area
  • Use and interpretation of assessments and intervention for highly specialist caseload
  • Planning and delivery of training/teaching to speech and language therapist, other professionals across a range of disciplines
  • Planning and delivery of clinical audit
  • Experience of and resolution of conflict
  • Management/supervision of assistants within own clinical area
  • Experience in using telehealth
Aptitude and Abilities Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written skills to share complex and sensitive information
  • Able to work unsupervised and independently as a MDT member negotiating case management
  • Proposing and implementing local and national service policies
  • Ability to manage frequently unpleasant working conditions
  • Able to demonstrate situations where effective leadership and management skills have been used
  • The ability to speak or learn Welsh to a satisfactory level
Circumstances and Other Essential
  • Car driver
  • Able to work hours flexibly to meet demands of the service
  • Successful DBS Check

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