We are pleased to offer this exciting opportunity within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB). The UHB serves a diverse and growing population; it provides health care services to its local residents and also hosts a range of regional and national specialist services, including the Children's Hospital for Wales.
The post holder will be contribute to the delivery of specialist Speech and Language Therapy services to a caseload of children with a range of complex needs including eating, drinking swallowing, speech, language and communication difficulties as part of the Special Schools Team.
Main duties of the job Band 6 Specialist SLT Special Schools
The role will require clinical decision making on supporting children with complex eating, drinking, swallowing (EDS) and communication difficulties within a special school setting, providing person centred care.
The service will be delivered in special schools across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. The post offers the opportunity to work closely with the Core SLT Service, and the Acute EDS team based at the Children's Hospital for Wales.
The role will involve supporting junior members of staff and students. Training and support will be provide to facilitate skill development and CPD is positively encouraged. The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focused on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
Job description Job responsibilities
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Person Specification Qualifications/ Experience Essential
- Registered with HCPC
- 2 years relevent experience working with children with complex needs
- Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
- Post graduate dysphagia qualification
- Experience of working with children with EDS
- Member of RCSLT
- Working in partnership with other professionals
- Evidence of CPD relevant to working with children and young adults with EDS
- Trained in PECS
- Elklan for children with complex needs
Special Knowledge Essential
- Knowledge of evidence based intervention approaches in complex needs.
- Knowledge of ALNET
- Training in Advanced Clinical Decision Making.
- Knowledge and experience of using high tech AAC.
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