An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly team within Learning Disability Services for a period of 12 months. This is to back-fill maternity leave cover and will be based at Townend Court in Hull, providing services for adults with a learning disability across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire.
The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, offering specialist communication and dysphagia support to individuals with complex health needs and their families
Main duties of the job
- Providing assessment and treatment of individuals with learning disabilities in both communication and dysphagia (preferred)
- Working as part of the multidisciplinary team to provide responsive, well-coordinated care
- Taking a lead on service improvement projects within the Speech and Language Therapy team
About us About Us (all roles to include)
We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.
To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our Trust website humber.nhs.uk/Services
You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.
We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.
Job description Job responsibilities
For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached job description and person spec.
Person Specification Qualifications & Knowledge Essential
- Current registration with HCPC and RCSLT
- Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area (e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Positive Behavioural Support)
- Professional knowledge acquired through degree, state registration, short specialist courses (eg.Post Graduate module in dysphagia or other clinical speciality) plus equivalent knowledge and experience in specialist field e.g adults with learning disabilities and evidence of CPD
- Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation and guidance relevant to clinical and service area
- Member of specialist interest group/network, locally or regionally
- Post Graduate Dysphagia qualification
Skills & Competencies Essential
- Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at a specialist level of care
- Able to demonstrate effective communication skills and work flexibly within the team/service
- Evidence of undertaking audits/surveys
- Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
- Experience of multi-agency/professional working
- Experience of working with patients with a range of disabilities and application of techniques such as intensive interaction, AAC
- Evidence of planning and delivering training to carers/support staff
- Good time management and organisational skills
- Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity
- Ability to effectively commute between the organisations various sites
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