Speech & Language Therapist - Adult Learning Disabilities
Are you an experienced Speech and Language Therapist with a passion for working with adults with a learning disability?
We are looking for a motivated, compassionate, and enthusiastic individual to complement our specialist multi-disciplinary team (comprising of nurses, psychologists, assistant practitioners, health support workers, and occupational therapy) working with individuals with a range of complex needs, including mental health issues, complex physical health needs, and behaviours of concern.
We aim to provide quality specialist services that respect individual needs and promote independence, recovery, and social inclusion.
If you would like to be part of a highly motivated, supportive, and collaborative team and also work well on your own initiative, then we would welcome your application.
Applicants will ideally have completed their post-graduate dysphagia training. However, we also welcome applications from individuals are in the process of, or have an interest in, completing this. Successful completion of this qualification is an essential criterion for this role.Main duties of the job
Our new SLT will be expected to work within a multi-disciplinary team in addressing a range of care and support issues within the community setting for adults with a learning disability. They will contribute to the prevention of unnecessary hospital admissions, more timely discharges, and the improvement of the health and wellbeing of the population served. The SLT will contribute to supporting service users to be involved and engaged in decision making about their own care and support needs.
They will assess and manage the complex dysphagia and communication needs of people referred to the Community Learning Disabilities Team, alongside other members of the MDT, and in accordance with NICE guidelines and national frameworks for learning disabilities.
The appointed SLT will also be expected to devise and provide training packages to staff both within and outside of the organisation.
Monthly management supervision is provided. Discipline specific clinical supervision will be provided externally to the team.About us
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly, and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.
Benefits included with this role are:
- NHS pension
- a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
- career progression
- starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
- staff physio service
- gym membership
- NHS discounts and many more.
Why work for us? We are an improving Trust, with ambitious aspirations and pushing ahead with exciting transformation work. We have strong, established networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about.
Why Norfolk and Suffolk? The people here are warm and welcoming, you'll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We are close to London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The post holder will respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of clients and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.
The applicant would ideally be well informed about the Green Light approaches and be understanding and adaptive to meet the needs of the population that we serve.
Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!
We welcome informal discussions and would love you to get in touch to talk about the opportunities available and come and visit to see what we are all about.
Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying. Please visit our Facebook and Twitter page @NSFTjobsPerson SpecificationOtherEssential
- Able to travel independently across the community as required by the role.
- HCPC registered
- Member of RCSLT
- Post graduate qualification in Dysphagia (or willingness to complete)
- Makaton or sign language qualification
- Experience of working as a SLT with people with learning disabilities
- Experience of working a multi disciplinary team
- experience of developing and reviewing care pathways for individuals with a learning disability
- Experience of using ICT software to produce accessible information.
- Experience and skills in working with a range of SLT assessments, formulations, and interventions for a person with a learning disability.
- Significant experience working as a SALT using knowledge of Intensive Interaction, Talking Mats, Social Stories, and Picture Exchange Communication systems.
- Knowledge of the relevant national and local frameworks for people with a learning disability
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