SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Locations:
Other International
Contract type:
Permanent
Hours:
Full time
NHS band:
Unbanded
Specialist areas:
Other specialist area
Posted:
05/11/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Friends of The Care Project
Job Ref:

Speech and Language Therapist - Learning disability organisation responsibilities

Reports to:
●Specialist Lead SLT
●President Friends of The Care Project (FOTCP) and the Minister of Health (MOH) Antigua and Barbuda

Liaises with:
●Students and their families/carers
●Multi Disciplinary Teams
●Allied Health Professionals
●External Agencies

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:
●To enable students to communicate successfully through the design, development and delivery of specialist therapy programmes for learners with complex communication needs, in a range of contexts and settings.
●To provide professional advice, training and information to FOTCP and the Government of Antigua & Barbuda

PRIMARY TASKS
●To assess, plan, implement and evaluate therapy programmes for learners with complex communication needs, to support their development and learning. To be responsible and accountable for the management of learners within a personal caseload.
●To design, develop and monitor therapy programmes delivered by therapy assistants and other college staff.
●To promote the development of students’ communication skills across supporting wider learning.
●To refer students to other agencies as appropriate.
●To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to meet the needs of clients and families with complex physical and learning difficulties, communicating effectively with families, their carers, members of the multi-disciplinary team and outside agencies.
●To demonstrate professional knowledge underpinned by current evidence based practice.
●To ensure that clients and their families have an understanding of what they are doing in therapy and why it is relevant to them. With clients and families who lack capacity to understand, to work in their best interest.
●To accurately record all therapeutic interventions and ensure written and
Electronic documentation is completed in accordance with professional standards, protocols and guidelines.
●To communicate effectively with clients, the multi-disciplinary team, internal and external agencies, voluntary organisations, families and carers, including clinical judgements of a sensitive or contentious nature.
●To contribute to clients specific meetings and annual reviews and prepare reports and documentation for the funding agency as required
●To create, maintain and enhance productive working relationships with:
clients, the multi-disciplinary team, internal and external agencies, voluntary organisations, families and carers
●To provide on-going supervision for Speech and Language Therapy Assistants.
●To use professional knowledge to participate in service and policy development
●To contribute to training, coaching and mentoring of staff in developing best working practices across college and meet organisational goals
●To undertake relevant training to maintain and develop best practice and meet professional registration and student needs
●To work as an autonomous practitioner. Supervision is available through reflective practice, clinical supervisions, peer review, clinical observations, formal training and team support.
●To provide clinical and statistical information including audits and outcome measures on a regular basis or as required.
●To maintain client confidentiality, unless the consequences of disclosure are detrimental to clients, staff and families.
●To comply with all FOTCP and MOH policies and procedures and the professional Codes of Practice as defined by the Royal College of Speech and Language and Health and Care Professionals Councils.
●To participate in the college self-assessment processes and the review of college policies and procedures as required
●To promote a professional image and raise the profile and the role of the Speech and Language Therapy service both within the Care Project and the Developmental Center and the wider community
●To monitor and maintain stock levels in own professional area.
●To act within health and safety policy and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
●To demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity through personal example and clear action, ensuring equality of access and treatment in employment and service delivery to all
●To be responsive to the unpredictable demands of the post, undertaking other duties that may be within the scope of the role function

Safeguarding
The MOH and FOTCP takes seriously its responsibility for safeguarding. It is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young adults and children, and requires that all staff share this responsibility and act accordingly by applying organisational policy and procedure and attending annual safeguarding training.

Equality & Diversity
Through personal example and clear action demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity ensuring equality of access and treatment in employment and service delivery to all.

Health & Safety
Promote Health and Safety at Work Policy and Procedure and ensure these are implemented effectively within the department

Financial Package:
Salary £25,000 per year depending on experience
Accommodation provided (candidate to pay own utilities)
Small Vehicle (candidate to pay own fuel which is very much cheaper than the UK)
One flight to the UK per year

Please email Annette acarey@palmtreecottage.co.uk with a covering letter and CV to apply for this role

Closing Date:
31/12/2019
Contact Details:
Friends of The Care Project
Tel: 07798 737772
Contact: Mrs Annette Carey MBE
E-mail:

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