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Speech & Language Therapist

Employer
Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Location
Lowestoft
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year gross per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

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 description
Job 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 @NSFTjobs
Person Specification
Other
Essential
  • Able to travel independently across the community as required by the role.

Qualifications
Essential
  • HCPC registered
  • Member of RCSLT
  • Post graduate qualification in Dysphagia (or willingness to complete)

Desirable
  • Makaton or sign language qualification

Experience
Essential
  • Experience of working as a SLT with people with learning disabilities
  • Experience of working a multi disciplinary team

Desirable
  • experience of developing and reviewing care pathways for individuals with a learning disability

Skills
Essential
  • 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.

Desirable
  • Significant experience working as a SALT using knowledge of Intensive Interaction, Talking Mats, Social Stories, and Picture Exchange Communication systems.

Knowledge
Essential
  • Knowledge of the relevant national and local frameworks for people with a learning disability


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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Company

Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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Travel

For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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