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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
County Durham
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Exciting opportunities have arisen for 2 Specialist Speech and Language Therapists to work within the new CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service for Durham and Darlington.

The posts are based in Stanley Primary Care Centre and Sedgefield Community Hospital and the successful post holder may be required to work across both sites to cover annual leave.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicants will be expected to carry out clinical work as part of the multi-disciplinary team, providing specialist assessment to children and young people between 0-18 years.

Professionally accountable for own caseload, working autonomously in a variety of inpatient and community settings including the service user's own home.To develop and implement treatment programmes and provide advice to service users with mental health and/or learning disabilities and associated complex communication difficulties or dysphagia across a diverse range of presentations.To work compassionately with service users and carers to achieve identified goals and to promote independence and well-being.To provide the best possible experience for service users and carers

Responsible for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of service users are maintained at all times and that care is delivered in accordance with evidence based practice by all members of the team.To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing clinical leadership and specialist clinical advice on more complex cases.To provide clinical supervision to speech and language therapy staff and students.

About us

The post holder will have access to regular line management supervision with senior colleagues, clinical supervision with the Clinical Lead SLT for CAMHS in Durham and Darlington, and will be expected to attend regular SLT staff meetings, peer supervisions and evidence-based practice events.

The SLT service is committed to continued personal and professional development via annual appraisals and the development of individual job plans.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder should be motivated by the opportunity to work with the multi-disciplinary team to develop new ways of working and enhance service provision. The Assessment Service is part of a wider Neurodevelopemental Pathway which is a partnership between CAMHS, Local Authority and Education.

The post holder will attend multi-professional panels to discuss referrals into the pathway and identify needs of the young person/family. They will provide SLT assessments in relation to Neurodevelopmental Disorders as well as take part in other standardised assessments for Autism and/or ADHD.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Post grad training/courses relevant to service user group
  • ADOS/ADI training
  • Clinical supervisory skills
  • ADOS/ADI experience
Skills Essential
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Motivate and work positively and constructively with other members of the team.
  • Provide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision.
  • Provide specific SLT assessment as part of an MDT and communicate findings effectively
Experience Essential
  • Experience working with children with neurodevelopmental difference
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Experience delivering feedback to parents
  • Experience of running group sessions
  • Supervising SLT students
  • Participation in quality improvement events
  • Experience in working with children with mental health needs
  • Experience contributing to neurodevelopmental assessment
Knowledge Essential
  • National Guidance relating to neurodevelopmental assessment in children
  • Significant knowledge of the needs and challenges for Children & Young People with neurodifference, their families and services
  • Knowledge of communication presentations associated with different neurodevelopmental profiles

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