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Specialist Advanced Speech and Language Therapist

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
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Specialist areas:
Community, Hospital wards
Start Date:
NHS Southern Health
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An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen to appoint a Specialist Advanced Speech & Language Therapist to work across our forensic community and inpatient services, located in Southampton and Fareham.

You’ll take a lead role in the assessment and treatment of patients presenting with complex communication disorders and challenging needs and/or forensic history working closely with the Professional Lead for Speech and Language Therapy and members of the MDT. Our services promote service user independence.

Ashford Unit

This is a low secure inpatient service for adults with learning disabilities. We also help people with a mental illness, such as a personality disorder, or challenging behaviour.

Forensic Community Learning Disabilities Team (FCLDT)

This team work with people with learning disabilities who risk coming into contact with the criminal justice system, people who have been released from prison, or discharged from forensic inpatient services.

Bluebird House

This is a Secure Forensic Mental Health Services for Young People. The service offers 20 secure beds for young people aged 12-18 years of age with highly complex mental health needs and challenging behaviour. We pride ourselves in how we deliver our therapeutic and educational programmes in a safe and secure manner.

Benefits of living in Hampshire

• Beautiful countryside for walks, horse riding and many other outside pursuits
• Places of interest including Winchester Cathedral, the New Forest, South Downs and Portsmouth historic dockyard
• Leading schools and colleges

Why work with us?

• An extra £1,400 per year (pro rata) in addition to salary
• Additional unsociable hour pay
• NHS pension
• Induction programme, reflective practice and access to training to continue professional development

Please contact Rachael Makgatho for more information on 023 8087 4246.

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NHS Southern Health
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Contact: Keith Richards

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