Speech and Language Therapist

Locations:
West Midlands
Contract type:
Permanent
Hours:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 6
Specialist areas:
Adult, Community
Posted:
12/01/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
CAS Behavioural Health
Job Ref:

Give your career a positive change.

At CAS Behavioural Health you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients and their families. We are a leading provider of specialist adult healthcare and have over 80 services across the UK which specialise in; autism, learning disability, mental health, personality disorder and acquired brain injury. We are a growing organisation with a strong focus on the development of Neuropsychiatry and Neurobehavioural services in the future.

An opportunity has arisen for a Speech and Language Therapist to join our team at Heathers working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Heathers in Birmingham is a 20 bed specialist rehabilitation service for adult males with an acquired brain injury (ABI). Our person-centred and flexible ABI rehabilitation programme aims to reduce risk, maximise independence, improve quality of life and, where possible, help those affected to recover to the best of their ability. Typically, our service users will have an acquired brain injury as a result of an accident or a stroke. Other service users will be admitted due to early onset progressive nervous system dysfunction, which may derive from hereditary and sporadic conditions such as Huntington’s Disease. We are committed to maximising personal choice, independence, and supporting each individual to draw up their own individual care plan so that physical, emotional, social and personal development needs are met in a person-centred way.

In this role you will:
• Work independently with individuals to assess communication needs
• Provide functional targets and recommendations to aid day-to-day communicative success
• Work as part of a multidisciplinary team and support the implementation of the therapeutic and neurobehavioural approach
• Develop and maintain the SLT service within the unit, reporting to the Head of Speech and Language Therapy and onsite unit manager
• Ensure audits are completed
• Respond to referrals and be responsible for ensuring a total communication environment is maintained and the RCSLT 5 good communication standards are utilised

Are you the successful candidate we are looking for?
• A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Speech and Language Therapy
• HCPC Registration
• Experience with an ABI client group and/or associated behavioural difficulties is essential
• Currently operating as a Specialist SLT (Band 6) or equivalent
• A relevant qualification in Dysphagia is preferred, if not already obtained then training can be provided
• The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team

In return we will offer you:
• Salary in the region of £26k - £32k (depending on experience / qualifications)
• Company pension scheme
• Free meals on duty
• CPD Opportunities + 1 day per month allocated to complete CPD tasks
• Clinical supervision
• Peer support every 2 months across 3 SLTs
• Routine service meetings with companywide Speech and Language Therapists
• Ability to contribute to service enhancement through intervention development, meetings and conferences

Requirements:
Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

If you wish to speak with someone regarding this vacancy please contact Carla Bartlett (Head of Speech and Language Therapy) on 07803 248 026 or via email: carlabartlett@casbehaviouralhealth.com

Please click on the ‘apply now’ link below

Closing Date:
12/02/2018
Contact Details:
CAS Behavioural Health
Tel: 07803 248 026
Contact: Carla Bartlett
E-mail:

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