Senior Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Incentive applies (NHS AfC: Band 7) - Learning Disability Speech and Language Therapist - Sussex Partnership NHS FoundationTrust - #49057

Sussex Partnership NHS FoundationTrust

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Bognor Regis
Contract type: Full time

Do you want to advocate for people with a learning disability to communicate and live well?

As senior specialist speech and language therapist in this role, you will use your clinical insight and experience to support people with the most complex needs to live well with their learning disability. You will provide specialist communication and dysphagia assessments and interventions for people referred to the service as well as being an integral member of a very friendly and supportive team. You will have the autonomy to manage your own diary, and opportunities for hybrid working. You will be a key figure in shaping service provision in this area and across the county.

Please contact us to discuss the role, and if you wish to work less than full time and or flexible working.

This post offers the Trust's £4,000 Incentive subject to terms and conditions

Contributing to the management of a team caseload of individuals with complex needs, you will assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, which will be delivered in a variety of community settings. The team encourages multi-disciplinary working wherever possible and you will convene, facilitate and contribute to multidisciplinary meetings to develop a holistic understanding of the person and their needs.

You will supervise more junior therapists within the team and have leadership opportunity and responsibility within a West Sussex LD SLT leads team in the management of LD SLT services across the county.

You will be supervised by the Principal Speech and Language Therapist.

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

You can expect:

  • Excellent supervision programmes.
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Access to a host of discount schemes (including gyms, shopping, restaurants and cars)
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Excellent NHS Pension Scheme
  • The trust also offers a wide range of training specifically targeted towards AHPs and promotes ongoing learning.
  1. This role sits within the multidisciplinary Community Learning Disability Team. The post holder will need a minimum of 4 years post qualification experience and a recognised post basic qualification in dysphagia. They will provide a specialist Speech and Language Therapist service for individuals with learning disabilities who have complex communication difficulties and/or dysphagia.
  2. The clinical role will be to provide Speech & Language Therapy assessment, diagnosis and intervention to Adults with a Learning Disability and their carers referred to the service, using established models of Speech & Language Therapy, ensuring practice is evidence based. This will be in partnership with clients’ carers and multi-disciplinary Team members. The post holder will provide a specialist Speech and Language Therapy Service to adults with learning disabilities, who have complex communication difficulties and/or dysphagia and their carers.
  3. To provide a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapy service to people with learning disabilities , who have complex communication disorders and /or dysphagia (eating, drinking and swallowing disorders).
  4. To provide supervision to other Speech and Language Therapists or Speech and Language Therapy Assistants within Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as necessary.
  5. Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary colleagues.
  6. Liaise and consult with other Speech and Language Therapists and/or other professions within mainstream primary and secondary provider services.
  7. Take on a supervisory role with other SALTS as part of the Teams role in building capacity of others working with people who have complex communication needs and/or dysphagia

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