Speech and Language Therapist

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Full time
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Cygnet Health Care
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Are you interested in the relationship between language and behaviour and want to make a positive difference?

We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and caring band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join our CAMHS SLT team at Cygnet Bury.

A little bit more about the services…

Cygnet Hospital Bury offers CAMHS Tier 4 PICU, general acute and low secure services across 4 ward which provide a defined treatment pathway from admission through to intervention and discharge, including rapid assessment and treatment. There is a diverse educational programme, teaching a range of subjects at the on-site school, Excel and Exceed Centre, which is registered with the Department for Education.

The 4 wards are:

- Primrose Ward

- Wizard House

- Mulberry Ward

- Buttercup Ward

The service focuses on working with young people to understand their mental health and their risks and support their recovery, enabling them to be successfully discharged to a less restrictive environment and to reduce the possibility of relapse and likelihood of requiring a secure service in the future.

About the job…

This is a full time position (40 hours per week).
You will be required to assess, diagnose and play a key role in the management of young people with complex communication needs, behaviours that challenge and other diagnosed/undiagnosed conditions.
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team you will use expert skills to assess, advise and intervene with the aim of promoting functional communication systems and optimal independence. You will be able to, under the guidance of the supervising SLT, train others, promote good practice and maintain a successful total communication environment.
This role is suitable for an existing band 5 or an ambitious Newly Qualified Therapist.

What support will I get?

You will:

be accountable to the Director of Speech and Language Therapy.
receive monthly clinical supervision from an onsite Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.
be supported by two Band 6 SLTs.
work in close collaboration with nursing, AHPs, psychology, medics, education staff, social work, families, friends and carers.

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist with:

Strong clinical and professional skills
Experience or keen interest in the field of CYP, criminal justice and Mental Health Conditions.
Placement experience or working knowledge in secure hospital/ward beneficial
Understanding of Positive Behaviour Support with an emphasis on person-centred planning.
Ability to work under the guidance of another SLT
Evidence of being a strong team player with a genuine desire to help others
Good organisational and project management skills
Ability to work flexibly in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
Enthusiasm, motivation and passion

In return we offer:

Excellent Clinical Supervision, CPD and developmental opportunities
Full support from an onsite multidisciplinary team
Routine service meetings
Meal provision on duty
Company pension and reward scheme and employee discount centre including NHS discounts.
Access to over 50 SLTs as part of the Cygnet SLT team with a range range of experience and skills.
COVID-19 compliant working environment.

Full induction training is given. You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession and just like our service users you will be learning all the time through our on-going mentoring and support.

Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Cygnet Health Care
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Contact: Sarah Nuttall

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