Advanced Speech and Language Therapist

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen to support the development of speech and language therapy services at LYPFT. The post will be based in our mental health rehabilitation services and provide assessment and interventions on a referral basis to other working age adult mental health services. This is an exciting opportunity to help us develop the SaLT service for people with mental health conditions and to develop your own expert skills in communication and dysphagia approaches. You will have great support from our growing community of SaLTs here in Leeds as we work together to establish an innovative SaLT service across mental health services in this vibrant city.

Main duties of the job

You will be an experienced speech and language therapist, with dysphagia competencies and be able to work effectively and independently within multi-disciplinary settings.

We encourage joint MDT working, personal development and research interests, please ring for a chat about what we can offer you.

Support will be provided by the SLT forum, clinical academic SLT and AHP leads, as well as the rehabilitation services manager.

Contact details for further information: (Susan Guthrie, Clinical academic SaLT)

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post-holder will provide a specialist Speech and Language Therapy service to working age adults with mental health problems. and adults who have co-existing mental health conditions and learning disabilities They will work as part of several Multi-Disciplinary Teams meeting the range of needs of service users.

The post holder will liaise with and respond to the training needs of all appropriate staff groups. They will offer services to service users with mental health problems who have communication and eating and drinking difficulties. The post-holder will support registered and non-registered staff allocated to implement communication plans and support safe eating and drinking

Person Specification
  • HCPC registered SLT

  • Skills in dysphagia management

  • Experience of mental health or dementia

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