Speech & Language Therapist Band 6

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
LONDON
Salary
£40,448 to £47,965 a year Per Annum inc HCA
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The team will provide a range of support across North East London, including complex case management and joint work with and consultation to numerous partner agencies such as other areas of the ELFT Forensic Service, criminal justice partners and Community Learning Disability Services, and providing a substantial programme of training. The team will also support gatekeeping of admissions to the inpatient service at John Howard Centre Medium Secure Unit and offer inreach to inpatients on the unit who are approaching discharge.

A strengths-based approach will underpin work with service users and carers so that their individual assets can be optimised and positive life choices and opportunities can be enabled in partnership with individuals and the services around them.

The Speech and Language Therapy position will join the community team but also be part of the inpatient SaLT team at John Howard Centre for Forensic Mental Health. The forensic SaLT team are a growing and dynamic team of therapists. The successful candidate will have access to excellent CPD opportunities and high quality clinical supervision

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the assessment, differential diagnosis, development and implementation of specialist treatment plans for a caseload of adults with learning disabilities in a forensic setting.

2. To continually develop and evaluate clinical practices and achieve goals set for personal and professional development.

To identify, plan, deliver and evaluate specialist training.
  • To provide specialist clinical communication support to other members of the clinical team, students and volunteers.


  • To work with wider clinical team to plan and facilitate provision of therapeutic groups on the ward.


  • To be involved in clinical governance / audit projects within the local service.


  • To independently manage and prioritise a specialist caseload of adults with learning disabilities and communication and / or dysphagia difficulties.


  • To maintain appropriate records in line with Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists guidelines.


  • Supervisory Responsibilities


  • To explain role of Speech and Language Therapists to visitors, students, volunteers and other professionals.


  • To provide student placements where appropriate.


  • To participate in the support of students from other professional groups as appropriate.


  • To be responsible for the planning and delivery of core and specialist training on a range of subjects relating to Adults with Learning Disabilities.


  • About us

    Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Please could you kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

    Person Specification Education and Training Essential
    • oBSc in Speech and Language Therapy
    • oRegistration with HCPC
    • oMembership of RCSLT
    Desirable
    • oPost Basic Dysphagia qualification
    • oRecognised qualifications in specialist areas relevant to the role
    • oClinical Supervisory Skills training.
    • oQuality improvement training
    Experience Essential
    • o2 years post-qualification experience as a SaLT
    • oSubstantial experience working within MDT teams
    Desirable
    • oPost qualification experience working with learning disabilities / ASD / mental health
    • oParticipation in service / systems development
    • oSupervision experience
    • oExperience in clinical governance activities
    • oExperience working in forensic settings
    • oExperience participating in Quality Improvement projects
    • oParticipation in research / development
    Knowledge and Skills Essential
    • oGood understanding of national strategy, guidance and key standards in own specialist area and their application in practice
    • oSpecialist clinical knowledge in own area, particularly Communcation management
    • oClinical Governance and its application in practice.
    • oSafeguarding and its application in practice.
    Desirable
    • oCare Programme Approach and its application in practice
    • oResearch and Development Methodology
    • oMental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and their application in practice.
    Skills Essential
    • oClearly articulate the role of the Speech & Language Therapy Service to wide and diverse range of people.
    • oCommunicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation.
    • oSolve complex clinical problems
    • oRecord complex information accurately and concisely and write reports
    • oWork collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • oManage own caseload, prioritise and delegate effectively
    • oMotivate and work positively and constructively with other members of the team.
    • oApply latest research evidence and evaluative thinking in practice
    • oProvide effective teaching and training
    • oUse multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.
    Personal attributes Essential
    • oAble to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
    • oCompassionate in meeting needs of vulnerable people, their families and carers.
    • oAble to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances.
    • oAble to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team.
    • oAble to use own initiative and make decisions independently as appropriate to the band.
    • oCommitted to continual quality and service improvement.
    • oCommitted to promoting a positive image of people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
    • oCommitted to promoting a positive image of the Speech & Language Therapy Service.
    • oSelf-aware and committed to professional and personal development.
    • oAble to reflect and critically appraise own performance and accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision.
    Other Essential
    • oAbility to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need.
    Desirable
    • oThis post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.


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