Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist - Swindon

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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AWP are proud to be working in partnership with Horizons College to enable young adults with a learning disability and/or autism to progress on their journey of interdependence and independence, to fulfil their aspirations. We would like you to be part of that journey.

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist seeking a new challenge in an educational setting with young adults aged 18-25 years old, at Horizons College.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Main duties of the job

To provide a specialist speech and language therapy service to adults with a learning disability and or autism.

To work within a multi-disciplinary team to provide SLT services in the community.

To provide effective communication and joint working with patients and carers

You will be an enthusiastic individual with excellent motivation and communicative skills.

It would be beneficial but not essential to be a clinical educator and be involved in the teaching of other disciplines.

The post is part-time, based on site at Horizons College. There will be flexibility built in to your time, to be part of the wider Specialist Learning Disability service and mainstream health and social care providers. Other than exceptional circumstances, annual leave is to be taken during Horizon College holidays (that is, not during term time), as it equitable with education staff.

This is a great opportunity for you to share your passion, knowledge and professional skillset.

Horizons College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully, and when you complete your application form make sure that it reflects the knowledge, skills and experience as described in the person specification.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide a specialist speech and language therapy service to adults with a learning disability and or autism.

To work within a multi-disciplinary team to provide SLT services in the community.

To provide effective communication and joint working with patients and carers

To liaise effectively with other services across professional and organisational boundaries

Key result Areas

Manage a caseload of clients with a range of communication and swallowing difficulties, as allocated from the multidisciplinary team.

Assessment and diagnosis of swallowing and communication difficulties.

Implement programmes of treatment, as agreed with service users and carers.

Evaluate treatment programmes according to SLT specific outcome measures and such measures as used within the service.

Provide advice and ongoing support for the management of swallowing and communication difficulties in a variety of settings, including care homes and the persons home.

To act in a consultative capacity within the team and the on behalf of the wider service, in contributing to the management of people with complex needs.

Actively contribute to the strategic development of the service within the wider development strategies of the LDU and AWP.

Provide statistics and other information for use in research projects and quality reporting.

To develop and promote the use of assistive technology in adults with LD/ASD

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • HCP Registered SALT
Desirable
  • LD/ASD Experience


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