Cygnet St William’s – NOW OPEN!
Cygnet St William’s is a brand new purpose built 12 bedded unit with a 3 bedded step down providing neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative rehabilitation and support for men with an acquired brain injury or neurodegenerative condition. We are now looking for a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join the team. The service will focus on the provision of support required for people to regain their maximum potential for independence, choice and opportunity and puts the individual at the centre of their own discharge planning. With the right support and our innovative and proactive rehabilitation environment, our aim is to support service users to return to the community or another suitable care pathway placement.
As a Highly Specialist SLT you will be working directly with a specialist caseload of patients with complex needs to assess their speech, communication and language needs (SCLN) in all environments.
As part of a multi-disciplinary team on-site, you will also work with all staff across the hospital to support the implementation of the therapeutic and neuropsychiatric approach demonstrating an interest in upskilling the workforce. Being a new unit, you will be expected to implement and embed the SLT pathway for neuropsychiatric / neurodegenerative services in to the hospital and directly report progress through monthly supervision to the Head of SLT and unit manager. You will provide quality assessment, interventions and be skilled in both SCLN and dysphagia. You will be part of a companywide SLT service and contribute to the service enhancement.
We are looking for people who have:
- A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Speech and Language Therapy, registration with HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and membership of 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 neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions evidenced by high level of clinical SLT knowledge. Experience of working in inpatient/acute settings beneficial.
- Understanding of Positive Behaviour Support with an emphasis on person-centred planning.
- Qualification in Dysphagia management.
- Dysphagia training is essential
- Background experience in adult general and stroke is preferable
- Evidence of being a strong team player with a genuine desire to help others
- Excellent communication / time management skills.
- Enthusiasm, motivation and passion.
In return, we will offer you:
- Excellent Clinical Supervision, CPD and developmental opportunities for clinical and non-clinical duties
- Full support from an onsite multidisciplinary team
- Routine service meetings and peer support with Speech and Language Therapists
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Employee rewards and discount benefits scheme
- Full induction training is given
- Relocation packages are available for the successful candidate.
We have almost 30 years’ experience in providing specialist mental health treatment, rehabilitation and support in service user focused environments that provide evidenced, quality health care in national and regional care pathways.
- 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.
- Dysphagia – needs to be essential with knowledge oral and non-oral feeding to provide safe nutritional recommendations.
- If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Carla Bartlett (Head of Speech and Language Therapy) on Apply.
*Please note - speculative recruitment emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own.*Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a positive difference?
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