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Highly Specialist Speech And Language Therapist
Ref: CYG35247

Grange, NG17 4HQ
£27,295 - 31,235 (£45,492-52,058 WTE) per year
Part Time
Closing date
Tuesday 30 April 2024

What:               Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist (Band 7 equivalent)
Salary:             £27,295-31,235 (£45,492-52,058 WTE)
Contract:         12-month fixed-term - maternity cover (commencing June/July 2024)
Hours:              Part-time 24 hours a week
Location:         Cygnet Lodge & Cygnet Grange


We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist to provide maternity cover to the following locations:

  • Cygnet Grange 39-41 Mason Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4HQ
  • Cygnet Lodge - 2a Sandown Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4LW

Providing 16 beds for Neuropsychiatric rehabilitation, care and treatment for those affected by acquired brain injuries, Cygnet Lodge and Cygnet Grange provide a safe and secure place to aid recovery as well as offering those diagnosed with a progressive neurological disease, like Huntington’s Disease, a caring and long-term placement to support and help manage the progression of their symptoms.

Client Profile

As a speech and language therapist you will be working directly with up to 16 men with acquired neurological brain injury or progressive neurological diseases with comorbid mental health needs. Individuals may be detained under the Mental Health Act and are likely to have a diagnosis of an established or suspected ABI, Functional Neurological Disorder or neurodegenerative conditions, including Korsakoff Syndrome or Huntington’s disease.

Job Role

You will work to assess their speech, communication and language needs (SCLN) in all environments.  You will also assess and manage dysphagia, including making recommendations for texture-modified diets where required. As part of an on-site multi-disciplinary team, you will also work with all staff across the 2 hospitals to support the implementation of a therapeutic and neuropsychiatric approach.  You will work in line with the SLT pathway for neuropsychiatric services in to the hospital and directly report progress through monthly supervision to your SLT clinical supervisor and unit manager. You will be part of a companywide SLT service and contribute to the service development initiatives. 

In return we offer:

  • Excellent Clinical Supervision, CPD and developmental opportunities
  • Full support from an onsite multidisciplinary team
  • Monthly service line meetings and peer support with the neuropsychiatry SLT team
  • Quarterly SLT meetings with over 50 speech and language therapists from a specialisms
  • Full induction training is given
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Free meals and free parking during working hours
  • Employee referral scheme
  • NHS discounts including Blue Light card along with employee rewards and discount benefits scheme
  • Free Health Cash plan
  • 24 hours free GP support line
  • Free life assurance cover
  • Discounted gym membership

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist with:

  • A HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) registered Speech and Language Therapist
  • Membership with the RCSLT (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists)
  • Experience within a Band 6/7 Speech and Language Therapist role
  • Experience in the field of brain injuries (ABI) and the relevant SLT processes/interventions
  • Emphasis on person-centred planning and goal-orientated care
  • Qualification in Dysphagia management essential
  • Evidence of being a strong team player with a genuine desire to help others
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

For an informal discussion or to find out more, please contact Celia Jarvis, Recruitment Team Leader on 07702 847 341or Dominique St Clair Miller, Director of SLT (Health Care) on 07885 476 384.

Please note vacancy may close prior to this date if a large number of applications are received.

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