Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Employer
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bradford
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is a wonderful opportunity for a qualified Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, to join our friendly ,innovative and supportive paediatric team in Bradford, a vibrant multi-cultural city. We would also welcome applications from Speech and Language Therapists who would like to work virtually for our Team.

The successful applicant will work with the paediatric population, working across a variety of locations, including community clinics, nurseries and schools and also within our commissioned school settings. You will join a team of dedicated Speech and Language Therapists and Clinical Support Workers who are passionate about meeting the needs of our population.

The Speech and Language Therapy service provides a supportive network of generalist, specialist and highly specialist therapists working in a wide range of clinical areas, and there are excellent opportunities for continuous professional development and clinical supervision

Closing date : 3 October 2022

Proposed interview date: 10 October 2022

Main duties of the job

To work effectively as part of an established paediatric Speech andLanguage Therapy team to provide assessment, therapy, advice andsupport to children and young people aged 0 - 18 who have specificneeds in relation to their communication.

To manage a caseload of complex cases including; individuals whopresent with speech and language disorders, social communicationdisorders and complex cases of paediatric communication difficulties.

To assess, diagnose and manage the communication needs of children and young people aged 0 -18. To hold a specialist caseload which will also include some highly specialist complex cases.

To participate in complex assessment and management of cases under thesupervision of the Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

To develop and produce appropriate materials in order to promote access to effective therapy e.g. leaflets/bilingual resources.

To work in partnership, to empower the most significant people involved to deliver intervention plans, negotiating and agreeing realistic goals and adapting plans to meet individual needs and preferences. This includes training and supporting others to deliver the intervention programme.

To support Clinical Support Workers in the delivery of SLT services, whilstmaintaining overall responsibility for the caseload.Please see the full job description for details

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Additional cost of living payments for bands 1 - 7

Advanced Fuel expenses payment

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description Job responsibilities

To assess, diagnose and manage the communication needs of children and young people aged 0 -18. To hold a specialist caseload which will also include some highly specialist complex cases.

To participate in complex assessment and management of cases under the supervision of the Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

To use appropriate multi-lingual assessments and therapeutic approaches. This would include the use of interpreters and culturally appropriate resources.

To develop skills to represent SLT in multi-professional clinics / meetings, taking on this role as and when required

Please see the full job description for details

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC Registration, Degree in SLT
  • RCSLT Registration
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Excellent knowledge of a range of therapeutic approaches relevant to the clinical specialism
  • In-depth Knowledge and evidence of multi professional/multi agency working
  • Ability to mentor SLT New Graduate, SLT Generalist and Clinical Support Workers
  • Able to work independently for most general cases with support for complex clinical cases specialism
  • In-depth Knowledge and experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work effectively with Bilingual Assistants and Interpreters
Desirable
  • Ability to speak one or more locality languages
Experience Essential
  • In depth experience of working with a range of paediatric communication disorders, aged 0 - 18
  • Experience of working in a Multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience supporting pre-grad SLT students, clinical support workers and junior colleagues
  • Evidence of training others e.g. parents, support staff, professionals
  • Experience of working in a variety of health, social, educational and residential settings


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