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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Band 6 – transition post)
Ref: CYG35972

Cedars, B9 5LY
£36,807 p/a
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 30 May 2024

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist (Band 6 equivalent – transition post)

Salary: £36,807

Permanent – full-time

Base: Cygnet Cedars, 37 Broadway Avenue, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, B9 5LY

This role is suitable for a Speech and Language Therapist who is ready to take the next step in their career. Applicants with 18 months+ post-graduate experience and have an interest in developing specialist skills in Learning Disability and Mental Health should apply.

At Cygnet Health Care you will be exposed to the realities of healthcare delivery at the highest level, ensuring you continue to learn and build new skills as you develop. Our reputation for quality and innovation makes us an excellent choice at this key time, and means you will be able to build your experience whilst making a real difference to service user outcomes.

About the service

Cygnet Cedars is a 24-bed high dependency complex care service for men, supporting individuals with a learning disability and associated complex needs and who may have behaviours that challenge. We want the individuals in our care to make their own choices and live as independently as they are able to. To achieve this, our in-house MDT supports them with our myPath learning disability model, which offers a psychology, speech and language and occupational therapy-led approach alongside psychiatry and nursing.

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Job Role
We are looking for a passionate SLT to work with an exciting caseload to assess individuals’ speech language and communication needs (SLCN) in all environments. Working with individuals, you will maximise their potential and to enable them to enjoy the best possible quality of life via the delivery of an evidence-based SLT service that promotes effective functional communication, social skills development, collaborative working and an appropriate inclusive communication environment.  You will be working directly with patients to assess their communication needs and provide input into their therapeutic programmes that formulate part of their wider care pathway from admission to discharge.

The MDT and an off-site Clinical Lead SLT will support you to implement the approved pathway.  You will receive line management onsite and access clinical supervision from an experienced SLT in this field as well as having access to a large SLT peer network.  You will be part of a company-wide SLT service and contribute to the service development initiatives. Supervision duties may be required as part of the role.

We are looking for people who have:

  • A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Current or upcoming registration with HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
  • Membership of the RCSLT (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists)
  • Experience working with individuals with Learning Disability and / or Autism
  • Post-graduate qualification in the assessment and management of dysphagia (desirable)

In return, we will offer you:

  • Monthly Clinical Supervision
  • Peer Support, generous CPD and developmental opportunities
  • Access to an Amazon account and resource ordering to ensure you have the clinical resources you need to provide a high-quality service
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Discounts, Blue Light Card, Life insurance, Free Health Cash Plan, Pension, Gym membership, 24/7 GP, free meals and onsite parking, long service awards, mortgage advice, referral bonuses
  • Free meals on duty
  • Full induction training is given

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 further information about the role, please contact Katie Dixon, Specialist Recruiter (07436 256 225) or Dominique St Clair Miller, Director of SLT & Dietetics - Healthcare (07885 476 384).

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

Closing date: One month 

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