Speech and Language Therapy Assistant Practitioner

Locations:
Wales
Contract type:
Permanent
Hours:
Full time
NHS band:
Bands 2-4
Specialist areas:
Community
Posted:
06/01/2021
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Job Ref:

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SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY ASSISTANT PRACTITIONER FOR AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC)

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant Practitioner to work with the Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Team, as part of a developing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) service across Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDUHB).

This post will involve working closely with Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist for AAC, therapists and other members of the multidisciplinary team to provide local support to AAC users.

The successful candidate will assist in supporting children with a range of speech, language and communication needs who are developing their use of low-tech and high-tech AAC systems. The role will involve providing individual support to children, families and schools, such as therapy, demonstrations and training. It will also include the development and maintenance of materials and equipment for the service.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic person with a commitment to providing high standards of care. They will already have extensive experience of supporting individuals with AAC and the development of low-tech resources. They will have excellent communication and organisational skills. This role will cover the three counties of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion and will involve working flexibly in a range of locations.

There will be opportunities for supervision and training to support the requirements of the role.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

Closing Date:
24/01/2021
Contact Details:
Hywel Dda University Health Board
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Contact: Peter Livingstone
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