Highly Specialist Speech And Language Therapist
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Adarna House, BD6 3DQ
£18,197- 19,134 per year (£45,492 - 47,836 WTE)
Part Time
Closing date
Monday 15 July 2024

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Band 7 equivalent)
Salary: £18,197- 19,134 (£45,492 - 47,836 WTE)
Fixed-term contract – maternity leave cover (12 months ending May 2025)
Hours: part time, 16h (2 days) per week
Base: Adarna House & Cygnet Hospital Wyke (Adarna Ward), Bradford

Are you a Band 7 who would like to explore a more rewarding managerial and clinical challenge in Mental Health - ASD Services? Are you ready to develop your managerial and clinical skills? If so, this Maternity Leave cover post could be for you...

Adarna Ward is our 15-bed rehabilitation service, at Cygnet Hospital Wyke, for men with mental illness and a secondary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Individuals can continue along the specialist pathway to Adarna House, a 9-bed step-down service enabling a continued focus on recovery through meaningful activity and engagement in local community initiatives. Our aim is to support service users to live as independently as possible.

Responsible for:

As a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, you will have a unique opportunity to deliver an evidence-based SLT service to meet the needs of the complex client group within an in-patient setting.  Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will use expert skills to assess, advise and intervene with the aim of promoting functional communication systems and optimal independence.  You will be able to train others, promote good practice and maintain a successful total communication environment.  Screening, assessing and managing eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties would also form part of this role

You will be accountable to the Director of Speech and Language Therapy (Healthcare) and the onsite service manager. You would also be responsible for the supervision of an SLT (Band 5 equivalent) providing input to Adarna Ward.

Five reasons you should make an application today…

  • We care about people in our services
  • We will support you in your development of clinical and leadership skills
  • You will have supervision from the Clinical Lead SLT for Learning Disability & Autism Hospitals and line management from the clinical manager at Cygnet Hospital Wyke  
  • We have a national network of over 50 SLTs in the Cygnet Heath Care within different specialisms including LD and ASD, CAMHS, Older Adults Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry and Social Care
  • You will have a fixed caseload number to support intensive SLT-focused interventions

The successful candidate should be/have:

  • A registered Speech and Language Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
  • Experienced in the field of adult mental health and/or ASD
  • Dysphagia qualification is desirable
  • An understanding of SLT process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Passionate about student education

In return, we will offer you:

  • Expert monthly Clinical Supervision from a highly experience SLT in this field of practice
  • Access to over 50 SLTs working in like-for- like environments
  • Regular CPD, development and networking opportunities
  • Free meals during working hours
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Free Health Cash plan
  • 24 hours free GP support line
  • Free life assurance cover
  • Free eye tests
  • Car lease discounts
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free mortgage broker and Insurance cover
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee NHS - discount savings, Blue Light Card & “Cycle to Work” scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks

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 about the role, please contact Dominique St Clair Miller, Director of SLT (Healthcare) on 07885 476 384 or Celia Jarvis, Recruitment Team Leader on 07702 847 341.

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