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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Learning disability nurse, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Berkeley House is a seven bedded assessment and treatment service for people with a learning disability, behaviours that may challenge, autism or a co morbid mental health issue.

Berkeley House has a strong focus on multi-disciplinary working, and you will use your specialist skills to assess complex client groups. You will be required to develop highly individualised care plans and provide bespoke training, advice and support to colleagues and carers.

We welcome applications from Speech & Language Therapists who are registered with RCSLT and HCPC and who possess a dysphagia qualification. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills to join our dedicated and skilled team.

There will be close working with colleagues from psychiatry, psychology, nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy and you will be expected to liaise and support clients, and professionals and other agencies.

The successful candidate will have experience of working independently with adults and younger people with a learning disability who present with behaviours that challenge services.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapy Service for adults with learning disabilities
  • To provide highly specialised communication assessments and interventions to individuals or groups of service users
  • To provide highly specialised eating and drinking assessments and interventions to individual service users
  • To provide clinical supervision for less experienced Speech and Language Therapists and for Speech and Language Therapy Students
  • To be a lead clinician for SLT input in learning disability inpatient services.
  • To carry out delegated tasks in policy development

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please view the JD&PS attached to this vacancy for the detailed main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Recognised degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Evidence of significant post-graduate training in adult learning disability and autism
  • Significant experience as a Speech and Language Therapist in adult learning disability
  • Experience of working in LD inpatient settings
  • A sound understanding of national policies and procedures relevant to ALD and autism
  • Proven ability to work independently, manage and prioritise own workload
  • Excellent presentation skills and experience in training staff
  • Computer skills - knowledge and experience of symbol software packages
  • In depth knowledge of the principles of clinical governance / auditDesirableApplication Form Interview Assessment

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