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Umbrella Co-ordinator - Speech & Language Therapist

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist
Band 7
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a speech and language therapist who is highly specialist in the field of ASD and would like to develop their leadership skills. This is a 12 month fixed term role to cover secondment and maternity leave vacancies. The clinical co-ordinator for the Umbrella team offers operational leadership to the multi disciplinary team and clinical expertise as a professional member of the assessment team. The Umbrella pathway carries out assessments for ASD with children and young people aged between 5 and 18.

Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support. If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

.) You will work closely with the admin lead for the team, the clinical director and the clinical services manager to ensure the day to day operational management of the service. You will deal with more complex client queries and complaints. You will ensure that the targets for the service are achieved. You will manage the triage and prioritisation process with the support of the lead clinicians in the pathway. You will ensure the accurate booking of clinics and the efficient use of time. You will be a part of the clinical leadership team ensuring the quality and reliability of the service. You will offer high quality SLT assessments to children and will supervise the performance and clinical quality and development of the band 6 SLT contributions. The service is going through a period of review and transformation. You will be an active participant in this process and will be a representative of the SLT voice within this process. You will be an advocate for the needs of the families using the pathway.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree or equivalent
  • Further theoretical training and experience to Masters level or equivalent in Specific Language Impairment
  • Health Professions Council Licence to Practice
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups
  • Evidence of recent relevant CPD activities related specifically to the clinical area; to include evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses
Experience Essential
  • In-depth post-registration experience in the highly specialist area of ASD
  • Extensive experience of designing and delivering training to a wide range of professionals in the relevant service area
  • Expert in managing highly complex, diverse caseload independently and able to advise others
  • Extensive experience of collaborative work with cross professional groups
Additional criteria Essential
  • Ability to travel to meet the requirements of the job

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