Speech & Language Therapist

Other International
Contract type:
Full time
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St Helena
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Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid.

Working closely with the Health, Education and CASC Directorates, you will help to promote and develop a Speech and Language Therapy practice which is person-centred and outcome-focused, throughout community, hospital and residential settings. You will use clinical reasoning to analyse and interpret complex findings from standardised and non-standardised assessments to establish an accurate level of ability and to formulate appropriate therapy goals, making onward referrals to external agencies as appropriate.

Using formal assessment and clinical observation, you must interpret, evaluate and explain the relevance of assessment outcomes in order to establish the nature of the service users’ difficulties in relation to their performance. You will run large and small group training sessions and follow up sessions both internally and externally. Capacity building and succession planning will also be vital.

Holding a recognised S&LT degree level qualification or equivalent, you must be a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and of the Health Professions Council. Significant experience of working with those with communication difficulties will be essential, plus experience of integrated working in multi-disciplinary teams. Flexible and adaptable, you must also have VERVE training, knowledge of the Mental Capacity Ordinance (2016) or Mental Capacity Act (UK), and have working knowledge of safeguarding procedures/policy.

In addition, you must demonstrate our core values of fairness, integrity and teamwork and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena. As an officer funded by the UK Government through the Technical Co-Operation Programme you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena.

Our Benefits Package Includes:
Salary: £30k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information at www.sthelenacareers.co.uk
Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information at www.sthelenacareers.co.uk
Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays

How to Apply:
An application form is available at www.sthelenacareers.co.uk where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com.

Applications must be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh and received by 03 Aug 2021.

To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form. Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered. Please do not submit your CV.

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed. We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
St Helena
Tel: 0203 818 7610
Contact: Kedell Worboys

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