Due to increasing investment we have a fantastic opportunity for 2 committed and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapists to join our expanding Community Learning Disability Teams based in either Horsham or Worthing, West Sussex. Our ideal candidates will be passionate about working with people with a learning disability to improve their life experiences.
Our Community Learning Disability Teams are multi-disciplinary and work to meet the health and wellbeing needs of adults who have a learning disability. We also work closely with and are based alongside Adult Social Care.
The varied and interesting clinical work is mostly in the community so you will need to be able to travel betweenlocations in a timely manner.
You would be joining a dynamic speech and language therapy team with a national profile and a commitment to continuing professional development. We provide frequent specialist supervision and peer support networks and an environment where innovative and progressive practice are encouraged.
To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID
Main duties of the job
We are looking for experienced clinicians who are committed to improving the lives of people who have a learning disability and who need support with their communication and/or eating and drinking.
The succesful candidate will hold RCSLT accredited dysphagia competencies and be able to independently manage their own caseload.
You would be joining:
A local multidisciplinary learning disability team, alongside a wider pan - Sussex team of Speech and Language Therapists with a national profile, excellent CPD opportunities and a structure which supports career development.
Sussex is a beautiful part of the country, with easy access to the sea and the South Downs National park. There are excellent transport links to London and Gatwick.
Job description Job responsibilities
Working with adults with learning disabilities with dysphagia and communication difficulties in the community alongside a multi disciplinary team of colleagues.
Please see Job Description for further details.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Recognised Speech & Language Therapy Degree or Masters qualification or equivalent.
- Health Professions Council - licence to practice
- Registered member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
- Evidence of completion of specialist short courses related to learning disabilities.
- Post-basic qualification in dysphagia
- post graduate experience as a Speech & Language Therapist working in learning disabilities
- Knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group.
- Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance/audit
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