Speech and Language Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
25 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Speech and language Therapist looking for an opportunity to develop/ widen your experience and develop a Specialism working with Adults who have Learning Disabilities?

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Learning Disability Services are undergoing an exciting transformation facilitated by significant investment.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic speech and language therapist to develop their skills in working with people with learning disabilities. While working alongside a Highly Specialist Speech and language Therapist and being part of a Multidisciplinary Community Learning Disability Health Team composed of nurses, psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Psychiatrists, you will carry out Speech and Language Therapy assessments and deliver communication and dysphagia interventions personalized to meet the needs of adults who are referred to the team.

Main duties of the job

You will join a network of Speech and Language Therapists who work in Learning Disability across LSCFT and who will support you to develop your clinical skills in areas such as dysphagia, AAC, Total Communication and high level language difficulties. They meet on a monthly basis for group clinical supervision, to share good practice and initiate service improvements. The trust recognizes and values the role of AHPs and you can follow the active membership on Twitter @LCSFTAHPs

There are also opportunities to develop your leadership skills and take an active role in service development including training, outcome measures and research. The Trust is actively exploring links with HEIs and supporting Allied Health Professionals to take on Advanced Clinical practitioner roles.

As this is a trainee post, appointment to this post will initially be at Band 5 with the expectation that the post holder will develop the competencies to take up the band 6 role within 24-36 months. Newly qualified SLTs will initially be supported to develop their NQP competencies in line with RCSLT guidelines before developing their competencies to take a band 6 role. Experienced applicants may be offered the post at Band 6.

About us

We want to recruit people to the service who share our values and are confident in their ability to contribute to the demonstrated effectiveness and acceptability of our service.

Staff at Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trustwork to improve lives with a culture based on four corevalues:

We are kind

We are a team

We are respectful

We are always learning

To keep informed of latest trust news and events follow us on twitter@Lscft_jobsand@WeAreLSCFT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on the role. When completing the supporting information section of your application, please ensure you show how you meet each of the criteria of the person specification providing illustrative examples where possible; as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BA/ BSc/ MSc in Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Licence to practice (RCSLT)
  • Compliance with regulatory bodies and codes of professional conduct
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of current key NHS developments and policies and implications for service delivery
  • Knowledge of wide range of clinical assessments and intervention/treatment techniques for Adults with learning disabilities
  • Working knowledge of the Mental capacity Act and implications for professional practice
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance, including record keeping and confidentiality
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of continuing development of professional clinical Knowledge, skills and experience
  • Experience working as an independent and autonomous practitioner managing own caseload
  • Show initiative, enthusiasm and motivation for excellence and the development of self and others.
  • Experience of working with people with complex and multiple needs (e.g. dementia, dysphagia, mental health)
Skills Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation and listening
  • Understanding and experience of managing and mitigating clinical risks
  • Excellent prioritisation and time management- ability to carry a complex and demanding workload

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