Speech and Language Therapist

  • Positive Futures Recruitment
  • Cambridge, UK
  • 07 Jun, 2024
Permanent

Job Description


PLEASE NOTE - WE CAN NOT OFFER SPONSORSHIP FOR THIS ROLE. IF YOU REQUIRE SPONSORSHIP OR HAVE LESS THAN 12 MONTHS REMAINING ON YOUR VISA PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS WE ARE UNABLE TO PROGRESS YOUR APPLICATION


Job Title: Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Location: Meldreth, Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire border
Salary: 37,668.80 to 44,699.20 pro rata, depending on skills, experience and qualifications
Hours: 40hrs per week - Term time only but full year would be considered for the right candidate
We are looking for an enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to work as part of a therapy team in a specialist school and residential service supporting children and young adults aged 6-25 who have a range of MLD and SLD needs including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and associated difficulties, who require an individualised, specialist approach.


The role:

  • The role is a challenging, but exciting one. It will require you to be versatile in your approach to providing individualised communication and dysphagia support to our specialist population. The post will combine clinical, administrative and supervisory duties. You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team under the supervision of senior leadership but will be expected to autonomously manage your caseload including assessment, direct and indirect therapy programmes and line managing a speech and language therapy assistant.
  • The post holder will provide speech and language therapy services prioritising needs identified by the assessment process as stated in the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or via our MDT assessments of need.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and prioritise a caseload including communication and dysphagia needs
  • Carry out comprehensive communication, swallowing, eating and drinking assessments
  • Provide advice on suitability and therapy needs of prospective students
  • Provide individual aims for communication and eating and drinking as part of the MDT for Individual Education Plans
  • Provide individual programmes for communication, assistive technology, swallowing and feeding
  • Deliver speech and language interventions to individuals, small groups or within the classroom as required
  • Maintain concise clinical recording in accordance with professional guidelines
  • Monitor eating and drinking support practice and provide training as required
  • Promote Total Communication practice across the service
  • Work with staff and family members to ensure consistent, joined up communication support
  • Attend and contribute to reviews, providing written reports where required
  • Make onward referrals for specialist assessment or advice in respect of AAC or dysphagia
  • Provide induction and individualised training as required
  • Supervise and line manage speech and language therapy assistant(s)
  • Work within professional boundaries and seek guidance where required


Experience /Qualifications:

  • Y
  • Speech and Language Therapy degree at graduate or masters level
  • Certificate to practise Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered member of RCSLT and HCPC
  • Post-graduate dysphagia training
  • Competencies at Level C of RCSLT Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Competency Framework (EDSCF)
  • Requirement to undertake relevant learning, continued professional development and clinical supervision as required by RCSLT and HCPC
  • Willingness to maintain clinical links with relevant clinical groups to develop specialist expertise and knowledge relating to the role (such as dysphagia and AAC groups)


Benefits:

  • Opportunities for meaningful career development
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • Perk Box- offering high street discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme


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Hours

Full time