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Speech and Language Therapist

£30,615pa DoE
Cygnet Health Care

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We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced band 5 SLT to expand their skills by independently managing a caseload and progress into a Band 6 post. This is a highly sought-after post due to working with individuals with mental health needs in both inpatient and residential services so we advise early application to avoid disappointment.

Here’s a bit more about the locations…

Cygnet Woodside, 279 Beacon Road, Wibsey, Bradford BD6 3DQ

We provide a safe, therapeutic hospital service for 9 males with learning disabilities, who have experienced a recent acute mental health episode in the community resulting in hospital admission for a period of stabilisation. Individuals present with behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs. Located in the suburb of Wibsey in Bradford, the hospital is within close proximity to local services and amenities, including major transport links. A service will be provided 3 days per week alongside a part time clinical team who also support the Gledholt Services.

Gledholt Services, 32 and 34 Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4EZ

Two days per week will provide onsite support to:

Gledholt, a nine-bedded enhanced community residential home providing outcome-focused care for adults with learning disabilities, who may have behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs.
Gledholt Mews and Coach House, our new service for adults with mental health needs or a personality disorder who have been able to progress through the hospital pathway and are looking at the next stage in their rehabilitation journey.

On-going assessment and high staffing levels means that we are able to meet the changing needs of service users as they progress through their care pathway, while ensuring their safety is maintained and their independence supported. Regular review meetings involving the service user, their family and professionals are held to review outcomes, set new goals and re-assess support levels as people progress.

What does the job involve?

As a 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 a hospital and residential setting. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will use yours skills and knowledge 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. You will be accountable to the Director of Speech and Language Therapy and the onsite service managers. Postgraduate qualification in the management of dysphagia is desirable but not essential.

What do you want from me?

We are looking for an experienced band 5 Speech and Language Therapist with:

  • Working experience or placements undertaken in similar environments
  • Strong clinical and professional skills
  • Experience in the field of Learning Disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mental Health Conditions
  • Understanding of Positive Behaviour Support with an emphasis on person-centred planning
  • Qualification in Dysphagia management desirable
  • Evidence of being a strong team player with a genuine desire to help others
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work flexibly in a fast-paced and dynamic environment whilst remaining calm under pressure
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion

What will I get?

In return for your commitment and dedication, we offer:

  • A fixed caseload that does not increase in size
  • Full support from an onsite multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent Clinical Supervision, CPD and developmental opportunities for clinical and non-clinical duties
  • Routine SLT service meetings with over 50 SLTs and Service line specific meetings chaired by the Clinical Lead SLT
  • CPD and Developmental opportunities to ensure you always have the latest knowledge to provide high quality care
  • Access to a range of clinical resources including access to an Amazon account to purchase further therapy tools
  • Meal provision on duty
  • Company pension scheme
  • A comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre including NHS discounts
  • COVID-19 compliant environments

How will I be supported into the post?

  • You will have full induction training and a ‘SLT buddy’ to allow for further integration into Cygnet SLT
  • You will learn from some of the most dedicated and inspiring people in our profession through our on-going mentoring and support
  • You will receive quarterly operational supervision from your line manager who is a registered manager within the services
  • You will receive monthly clinical supervision from a Highly Specialist SLT who has previously worked with the services
  • You will have a 6-month probation period purely tailored to your needs within the environments

Other information of interest…

If you would like to see our team work in action, please visit our Twitter page (@CygnetSLT) or our facebook page (CygnetSpeechandLanguageTherapy - SLT)

Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Please note this position may close early if sufficient applications are received.

Are you ready for a new challenge and new opportunities, don’t miss out… apply now.

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