Highly specialist speech & language therapist - (ITSBS)

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We hope that you will #joinUsBeYou as our Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, supporting the delivery of the new Intensive Therapeutic Short Break Service across the Pennine Care footprint.

This is a senior Speech and Language Therapist clinical role within a new multiagency team comprising clinical psychology, learning disability nursing, occupational therapy, and support workers. The Intensive Therapeutic Short Break Service sits alongside the Community Learning Disability and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services across the footprint, consisting of community learning disability nursing, clinical psychology, and psychiatry.

This is a chance to be involved in helping to deliver a service based on the principles of the Ealing Model, including positive behavioural support and trauma informed interventions, whilst drawing on your knowledge and expertise of the needs of this population. It is an exciting and transformational project. You will support the consultant lead with the mobilisation of this model across our five localities, linking to the dynamic risk register and working alongside families.

Main duties of the job

The team will be working with a small number of children and young people who have severe learning disabilities and who have been identified as having complex needs including autism and/or behaviour that challenges, that require intensive support. Working alongside the local respite and short breaks services, the Intensive Therapeutic Short Break Service will work together to create, instigate, and support person centred positive behaviour support plans with the aim of improving the quality of life for this group of children and young people and reduce any restrictions or restraints (in accordance with NICE guidance).

You will have extensive experience working with this client group and have developed skills in specialist assessment, formulation, intervention, and evaluation. You will be the only Speech and Language Therapist in the service and will therefore be responsible for promoting a particular professional viewpoint within the team. You will also have experience of supervision, training, and consultation. You will have the skills and experience to manage your own complex cases and experience of working in multi-agency settings.

About us

Greater Manchesterhas everything from the hustle and bustle of city-centre living to rolling hills andbeautiful green spaces. Our patch covers towns such asStockportwith over 380 listed buildings, 6 ancient monuments and one of the most iconic viaducts in the UK. Then there'sTamesidewith its urban centres, moorland and the spectacular vistas of Werneth Low. Over inOldhamyou'll find the beautiful Dovestone Reservoir.Rochdaleis home to the stunning Hollingworth Lake Country Park; visit Rochdale Town Hall, one of the finest buildings of its kind in Europe; and the Rochdale Pioneers Museum, home of the worldwide Co-operative movement. Finally, a visit toBuryisn't complete without a visit to Bury market and testing its world-famous black pudding.

As well as the usual work perks, we have a number ofstaff networksthat you can attend and participate in to includefaiths & beliefs, LGBT+, men's wellbeing, positive ability, race equality, women's network & neurodiverse.

We offerflexible working opportunitiesto support your work/life balance.

Most of all, it's our#PennineCarePeoplethat really do make it a great place to work.

Job description Job responsibilities

When making your application, do refer to the attached job description and person specification which can be found in the documents to download section below.

Use your supporting information section of your application to give examples of when you have met each of the criteria on the person specification as this is ultimately what you'll be shortlisted against.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Eligible for HCPC registration
  • Short courses and experience to Masters level in specialist area
  • Additional qualifications in learning disabilities and autism related interventions
  • Masters Degree
Experience Essential
  • Considerable experience of working with children with severe and complex disabilities; including Autism; and their families in complex multi-agency settings
  • Experience of designing and developing interventions for this client group
  • Experience of multidisciplinary and multi-agency teamwork
  • Experience of consulting with health care and other professionals
  • Considerable experience managing risk in children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour
  • Experience of liaison and consultation in relation to a wide range of other relevant agencies
  • Experience of effective multiagency working
  • Experience of coproduction
  • Experience of PBS planning
  • Experience of facilitating therapeutic groups
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and experience of working within a Safeguarding Children framework
  • Knowledge and implementation of paediatric health promotion
  • Capacity to remain a high degree of professionalism in face of highly emotive and distressing difficulties and situations
  • Ability to provide an occupational therapy lens and viewpoint in MDT working
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own caseload
  • Ability to select, use and interpret a range of speech & language assessments
  • Ability to lead groups and chair multiagency forum
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent demonstrable time management and organisational skills
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary tea
  • Commitment to undertake further relevant training and self-directed study
  • Ability to work independently and manage complex caseload with the support of clinical and management supervision
  • Ability and skills to supervise junior staff
  • This post has a community focus and there will be daily travel; driving licence and car required

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