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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Cardiff Community Resource Team are a large, supportive and friendly health and social care team.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, compassionate and innovative Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) with excellent clinical and communication skills to join ourmulti-disciplinary team.The post holder will work within a close MDT to promote the independence of clients living in their own homes and within the care sector.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will manage an independent, complex caseload, providing specialist assessment, diagnosis, intervention, management and discharge to adults with communication and swallowing difficulties associated with a wide range of acquired conditions.You will also provide specialist Speech & Language Therapy support and advice to people with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers. As a member of the Cardiff Community Resource Team, you will have the opportunity to develop links with other specialist teams across Cardiff and Vale UHB.

The post holder will take part in service development projects including complex audits. They will participate in the in-service training of Speech and Language Therapists and Assistants and teaching/training of external service users and other professions. They will supervise and provide clinical support to more junior Speech and Language Therapy staff and provide clinical placements for undergraduate SLT students.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Post Graduate training in Dysphagia
  • Undertaken relevant short courses/CPD in specialist area
  • Membership of relevant Clinical Excellence Network
  • Membership of RCSLT
Experience Essential
  • Clinical experience of working with a range of communication & swallowing difficulties
  • Experience of working with a specialist caseload
  • Working in partnership with an MDT and other professionals
  • Working through others
  • Teaching/training others
  • Providing clinical support to others (eg Health Care Support Workers, student SLTs)
  • Experience of working in a community setting
Skills Essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to communicate with communicatively compromised patients and their families
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Reflective practice and critical appraisal
  • Analytical/problem solving skills
  • Negotiating skills and ability to manage conflicting views
  • Able to discuss sensitive and complex topics with empathy
  • Sharing knowledge/skills with others
  • Good presentation skills
  • IT skills - working knowledge of Outlook, Word, PowerPoint & Excel
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Specific knowledge in specialist area
  • New initiatives/trends in specialist area
  • Clinical governance issues
  • Prudent Healthcare
  • Therapy Outcome Measures
  • Care Aims approach
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Team player
  • Motivated & enthusiastic
  • Demonstrates empathy and compassion for others
  • Able to deal with distressed clients /families
  • Able to manage distressing circumstances
  • Able to take own initiative
Other Essential
  • Able to meet the audiological requirements of the post
  • Ability to move between sites and patient homes independently and in a timely manner
  • Ability to speak Welsh

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