Specialist Learning Disability Speech and Language Therapist (Band 6)

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Yeovil or Wells
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Learning Disability Band 6

We're extremely proud of winning a HSJ Award - Mental Health Trust of the year, and we're looking for committed individuals to join our team!

Please note - you should be contacted within a few days of your application being submitted.

To work within the wider specialist MDT Learning Disability service offering Speech and Language therapy interventions to adults with a diagnosis of Learning disability in the community. This will include undertaking dysphagia assessments and developing eating and drinking plans as well as assessing communication needs.

Main duties of the job

Are you a Speech & Language Therapist looking for an exciting challenge in a dynamic community based Learning Disabilities Speech and Language Therapy team?

If so, come and join our skilled and enthusiastic service based in East Somerset.

This is a great opportunity to further develop your specialist skills in the management of adults with dysphagia and communication difficulties within a multidisciplinary specialist learning disability health team.

You will be dysphagia competent and able to carry out assessment and management of eating/drinking and swallowing difficulties autonomously. You will be able to write a comprehensive dysphagia care plan and liaise with the wider multi disciplinary team as clinically indicated.

The successful applicant will join a supportive and motivated team of advanced specialist SLTs and specialist SLTs and health resource technician. The LD SLT team is committed to evidence based practice and continuing professional development. Regular team meetings and regular supervision ensure a high quality of service is provided.

An enthusiastic approach and ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team is required for this role.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

Provides a pro-active and evidence-based specialist Speech and LanguageTherapy Service for adults with learning disabilities who maypresent with communication disorders and eating, drinking,swallowing disorders (dysphagia), as part of the communityLearning Disabilities Specialist Health Service.

Please see attached Job description for the post. Please note that attached is for a West Somerset Post but the current vacancy will based in the East in either South Somerset or Mendip.

Person Specification Has had experience in eating and drinking assessments Essential
  • Competencies completed
  • Worked in but hasn't completed competencies

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