Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

  • Merco Recruitment
  • United Kingdom
  • 05 Jun, 2024

Job Description

Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £41,659 - £47,672 DOE (pro rata)

Hours: Flexible working hours available

Why join us?

We aim to improve the lives of people with brain injuries in the UK. Our assessment centres, rehabilitation units, and hospitals use expert neurorehabilitation to support people to regain the skills they have lost. We treat people with a range of brain injuries sustained through trauma, illness, substance abuse, and more to recover and meet their personal goals. Our employees are incredibly passionate about the jobs they do you ll find a strong team spirit across our services and amazing colleagues who always pull together and look out for each other.

The Service:

We work with people who have to cope with a range of cognitive, physical, and/or emotional symptoms following a severe brain injury. Rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioral approach and focuses on enabling service users to function more independently and to participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible, while developing their lives with privacy, dignity, and respect.

The Role:

We are looking for a Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who wants to develop their experience by working in our highly regarded service at West Heath House, providing strategic, professional leadership to the multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work as an autonomous speech and language therapist within your multidisciplinary team.
  • Assess how a person s communication impacts their day-to-day life and provide intervention as appropriate.
  • Work with the person and their social network to problem solve and overcome barriers.
  • Assess communication and provide a management plan and rehabilitation (as appropriate), seeking specialist assessments as required.
  • Provide training to staff and our service users social network.
  • Be integral to service and organisational development.

About you:

What are we looking for?

  • A Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Achieved Dysphagia Competencies
  • Specialist knowledge of SaLT models and interventions in ABI (e.g., social communication, cognitive communication, communication partner training)
  • Able to manage complex dysphagia within an adult neurology caseload
  • Minimum of 4 years qualified experience encompassing complex case management


  • A salary of between £41,659 - £47,672 DOE (pro rata) (Subject to change)
  • 38 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays) (pro rata)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Excellent training and support
  • Group life assurance
  • Company Pension
  • Eye voucher scheme
  • Long service and staff awards
  • Free parking
  • Nationwide employee staff discounts including eating out and shopping
  • Blue Light Card: provides those in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector, and armed forces with discounts online and in-store
  • All clinical roles have CPD opportunities, and we may support further professional development

We will consider applications from candidates who require sponsorship.

Please note: We will be shortlisting and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis until the role is filled. Therefore, we recommend applying as soon as possible.

Compliance checks: All successful candidates are subject to compliance checks including 3 years of checkable references and DBS/PVG checks.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive organisation. It s a place where we recognize, celebrate, and live our values which includes offering a range of inclusive employment policies and staff engagement forums to support employees from all backgrounds.

If this position sounds of interest to you, apply today by clicking the Apply Now button or alternatively call Dana on (phone number removed)


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