Speech and Language Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Feltham, Middlesex,
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inc. Outer HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Prison and Forensic
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Our vision

Keeping young people's education, health and well-being at the centre of decision making to achieve the best possible outcomes.

HMPYOI Feltham Speech and Language Therapy department is a passionate and motivated team who strive to provide services of high quality to the diverse population.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, flexible and innovative therapist to work with young people aged 14 - 21 years.

The successful candidate/s will be supported by in-house training/ supervision and shadowing to develop their knowledge, skills and experience in working with young people.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

We have a 1 WTE (37.5 hours) a week permanent sessions available in HMPYOI Feltham SALT.

This post involves:-
  • To develop skills in the assessment, diagnosis and management of a designated specialist caseload of young people with communication issues.
  • To contribute to the Education Health and Care planning process. This will include assessment of the young people's need as well as reviewing recommendations.
  • To develop the ability to cater for young people in the criminal justice system,
  • To develop knowledge in dysphagia underpinned by current evidence-based practice.
  • To demonstrate a working knowledge of the National curriculum and SEN processes in the context of speech and language therapy.
  • To reflect on practice with peers and identify strengths and needs.
  • To show evidence of sound clinical judgement, evidence-based practice and outcome measures.

We also have some Band 6 mainstream schools and specialist nurserysessions available. If you are interested in these sessions and/or a mixed post please do not hesitate to contact us on the details below to find out more

About us

HMPYOI Feltham Speech & Language Therapy Department feel strongly that Continual Professional Development is central to the delivery of the service and the development of the staff who work within it. The department offers a wide range of opportunities for CPD and is committed to providing excellent levels of support and supervision such as; shadowing opportunities, peer support groups, supervision sessions and whole department training days.

HMPYOI Feltham Speech and Language Therapy department is a friendly team.We are committed to providing high quality care and services which are inclusive and treat everyone with respect. We have a committed Equality and Diversity greater group who are working to ensure we are an actively anti-racist team.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To work towards managinga complex and specialist caseload independently demonstrating evidence of sound clinical judgement and outcome measurement with access to support and supervision as necessary.
  • To develop specialist knowledge in clinical specialism underpinned by current evidence-based practice.
  • To reflect on practice with peers and identify strengths and needs.
  • To develop evidence of specialist clinical judgement, evidence-based practice and outcome measures.
  • To participate in the appropriate specialism groups.
  • To provide support and supervision for junior team members as directed by Team Leader.
  • To write appropriate reports and case notes, reflecting specialist knowledge.
  • To communicate verbally and in writing with parent/ carer/ client assessment findings, diagnosis and therapy intervention plan reflecting specialist knowledge. This may include breaking bad news in a sensitive manner.
  • To negotiate with parents/clients/other professionals around case management and to recognise potential breakdown and conflict when it occurs and take steps to resolve.
  • To deal with initial complaints sensitively, avoiding escalation where possible and know when and how to seek support.
  • To attend and contribute to relevant Speech and Language Therapy Team meetings and participate in team projects.

Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
  • Recognised degree or equivalent qualification in Speech and Language Therapy.
  • Health and Care Professions Council registration.
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Clear evidence of work-based learning to demonstrate specialist clinical skills.
  • Good IT skills and experience of using computer based communication programmes
  • Post-qualifying education in areas relevant to the post including learning disabilities, autism spectrum conditions, and mental health in forensic settings.
  • Membership of relevant Clinical Excellence Network(s).
Experience Essential
  • Experience of speech and language assessment and treatment of young people/adults across a range of care settings.
  • Knowledge of a range of assessment tools relevant to young people/adults.
  • Knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions/management strategies relevant to the young people/adults and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits of each.
  • Experience of compiling and using accessible information and appropriate range of IT skills to support this.
  • Experience of application in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience in a specialist setting such as a prison, mental health, learning disability and/ or forensic service.
Communication Essential
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills and ability to communicate sensitive and complex information.
  • Collaborative and consultative skills within multidisciplinary working.
  • Experience of working successfully within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Good presentation and teaching skills.

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