ELFT champions the development of its Allied Health Professional workforce and an exciting opportunity has arisen to work both independently and jointly with a variety of health and social care practitioners to support the communication and eating and drinking needs of people with learning disabilities in Hackney. You will work together with team members and service users support networks to plan and support the delivery of strategies.
Main duties of the job
ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental health care, innovation and improvement. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see job description and person specification attached for further information on the role and responsibilities.
Person Specification Education Essential
- Degree or equivalent qualification in Speech and Language Therapy recognised by the RCSLT
- HCPC Registration and license to practice
- Membership of RCSLT
- Post-basic qualification in dysphagia
- Training in student supervision
- Specialist knowledge acquired through degree, experience of working with communication impairment and specialist postgraduate training.
- Experience working with adults or children with communication difficulties.
- Evidence of experience of assessment and intervention with people with learning disabilities, including associated physical disabilities, sensory disabilities and/or mental health problems
- Experience of using electronic recording systems and workflows to document interventions and extract data
- Experience of working within a multidisciplinary service
- Experience of research and audit
- Skills in clinical supervision of assistants, junior SLTs and students.
- Good clinical skills/knowledge across a wide range of dysphagia and communication difficulties
- Demonstrate excellent communication and interactive skills with clients/carers, colleagues, management, staff in other organisations and able to communicate in emotive atmosphere using a high degree of tact and empathy.
- Ability to adapt communication to the communication needs of others including according to cognitive ability, language and culture.
- To have highly developed communication skills including knowledge of augmentative communication systems (signing and symbol use)
- Evidence of clinical knowledge, application and analysis of standardised and non-standardised assessment tools and approaches to assessment appropriate for use with adults with learning disabilities, including associated physical disabilities, sensory disabilities and/or mental health problems
- Evidence of knowledge of current legislation and government policy and how it affects the provision of services to adults with learning disabilities
- Evidence of knowledge of current models of treatment, care and approaches appropriate for working with adults with learning disabilities, including associated physical disabilities, sensory disabilities and/or mental health problems
- Understanding of Equal Opportunities and how this affects staff and service users
- Specialist knowledge, understanding and application of Speech and Language Therapy process relating to client centred practice
- Ability to set own priorities, working to deadlines and under pressure
- Ability to identify and assess safeguarding concerns and risks to clients and others and to act appropriately and quickly
- Ability to apply Clinical Governance principles to practice
- Ability to use/learn to use a range of computer software to prepare reports and for correspondence eg. Word, Excel, Google, Visio
- Ability to document information clearly and concisely
- Ability to adapt communication style in order to establish a client's ability to give consent & to implement effective interventions
- Ability to deliver complex and sensitive information to a vulnerable client group
- Skills in delivering presentations and training including basic adaptations to presentation/training style for a range of audiences.
- Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning
- Evidence of continuing professional development, post registration education and training (CPD portfolio)
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Able to build rapport with service users.
- A passion to work in the field of learning disabilities
- Ability to work flexibly
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