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Advanced Clinical Speech & Language Therapist - Autistic Disorders

Yorkshire and Humber
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 7
Specialist areas:
Community, Hospital wards
Start Date:
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Job Ref:

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

care about what they do;
respect and value others;
listen in order to improve; and
always do what they can to be helpful
…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.

Contract type: permanent

Hours: 30 hours/week

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative speech and language therapist to lead service delivery and development in the clinical area of Paediatric Autistic Spectrum Disorders within the Children’s Therapy team

Our Children’s Therapy team is using the care aims approach to client care and aims to deliver excellent care to our children and families using interventions that are patient focused, evidenced based and outcome measured. We are aiming to be CQC outstanding by 2023.

Our team mission is to have a skilled and confident workforce of therapists that enable person-centred, safe, effective and sustainable care through collaborative relationships with our service users and partner agencies. We are supportive, helpful and respectful to each other and passionate about making a difference in the lives of our clients.

Based in the Scarborough, Ryedale and Whitby sites of our Trust, in this role you will:

hold an active paediatric clinical caseload delivering highly specialist treatment and advice, working closely with parents, education staff and other professionals in Health, Education and Social Care.
have responsibility for embedding best practice and the evidence base in the SLT care of children and young people with autism across the team by;
a). supporting colleagues to develop their clinical skills and practice with this client group,

b). auditing the quality of care of children with autism in the paediatric SLT team,

c). reviewing research and innovations in the clinical care of this client group, and

d). collecting patient experience feedback and e. using quality improvement methods to implement change.

support the Team Manager and AHP Senior Manager in monitoring and evaluating service capacity and delivery, showing a good understanding of organisational priorities and local service needs.
You will also be :

part of our leadership team of ACSs, supporting and leading quality improvement projects that link with our team vision and objectives.
a champion for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders and their families by raising awareness in the community, educating other professionals and keeping at the forefront of developments in the world of autism.
committed to raising the profile of our team and profession through supporting quality placements as part of student education and participation in local and regional professional networks.
We are looking for a qualified speech and language therapist that has experience in working with children and young people with autism and shares our Trust values. The post requires the following:

current HCPC registration as a Speech and Language Therapist
evidence of continuous professional development including specialist training courses or post graduate qualifications in Autistic Spectrum Disorders
specialist experience in managing complex clinical presentations within Autistic Spectrum Disorders underpinned by clinical and theoretical training.
excellent communication skills, emotional awareness and an empathetic and collaborative approach to problem solving in professional relationships.
active involvement in audit and an understanding of quality improvement methodology.
ability to pass on specialist skills/knowledge to others within both formal and informal environments including supervision and delivering training.
active membership of Clinical Excellence Network.
We are committed to continued professional development and service improvement and we encourage and support our staff to develop their skills along the 4 pillars of the Advanced Clinical Practice Framework (Clinical Practice, Education, Research and Leadership). We offer a robust support network for all staff including clinical and management supervision. In this role you will be supported by the AHP Senior Manager, SLT Professional Lead, Children’s Therapy Team Manager and other ACS colleagues.

We are committed to supporting staff wellbeing and offer an Employee Assistance Programme and a Health and Lifestyle Check. We offer a range of staff benefits including the NHS Pension Scheme, NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes (including childcare vouchers) and professional services.

We would welcome anyone interested in this exciting opportunity to contact us to arrange an informal visit to the unit.

Please Note: The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day is required for this vacancy.

It's not just the area that's a great draw, as well: as a member of our team, you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Contact: Hiring Manager

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