Speech & Language Therapist

  • Search
  • Leeds, UK
  • 01 Jul, 2024

Job Description

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - East Leeds
35,392 to 42,618 DOE, pro rata
Hours: 21
Search Consultancy are recruiting for a skilled Speech & language therapist in the eastern Leeds area:
We're looking for someone with the following skills and qualities:
Degree in Speech and Language Therapy.
Registered with the HCPC
Achieved Dysphagia Competencies
A wide range of experience in hospital or residential settings
Specialist knowledge of SaLT models and interventions in ABI e.g. social communication, cognitive communication, communication partner training.
Knowledge and experience of speech and language therapy outcome measures.
Minimum 4 years qualified experience encompassing complex case management
Minimum 2 years' experience working with adults with neurological conditions or 4+ years post registration experience in an alternative clinical setting.

Why join this Client?
Our Client is a charity that aims 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 will find a strong team spirit across our services and amazing colleagues who always pull together and look out for each other.
To work as part of an multi/interdisciplinary team providing speech and language therapy (SaLT) input within the Brainkind Neurobehavioural model to People We Support with acquired brain injury (ABI) and to lead on SaLT provision within the service. To liaise with internal and external professionals, family members and People We Support.

To apply the neurobehavioural approach to brain injury, demonstrating knowledge of current research findings, and best practice in the field.
To manage and prioritise a caseload of People We Support with complex mental/physical health needs and/or challenging behaviour.
To use evidence-based practice, service user centred principles and clinical reasoning to assess, plan, implement and evaluate intervention.
To undertake comprehensive assessments, considering environment, context and future plans, of People We Support in order to formulate appropriate o rehabilitation goals o care plans o communication and dysphagia therapy programmes o referrals
To overcome barriers in communication in order to actively engage People We Support in assessment, rehabilitation and discharge planning to gain valid informed consent. Where necessary, work within a legal framework with People We Support who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
To seek consent from People We Support or advocate to include and share information with family, carers and other stakeholders, respecting everyone's right to confidentiality.
To provide information about service user's communication abilities and support needs.
To complete swallowing assessments, providing recommendations, care plans, onward referrals and training for all staff in the safe management and rehabilitation of dysphagia.
To be aware of and comply with responsibilities regarding risk management and safeguarding and look for ways to improve, taking action as required, helping others to do same.
To complete risk assessments and find ways to improve health and safety within work area if required.
To exercise duty of care in all aspects of role.
To maintain the equipment and inventory within the area of work, informing the service manager of any replacement needs.
To maintain registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council, complying with their requirements in compiling portfolio.
You can look forward to excellent benefits, including handy discounts on many brands and services.
35,392 to 42,618 DOE pro rata
38 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays) (pro rata)
Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Excellent training and support
Company Pension
Group life assurance
Eye voucher scheme
Long service and staff awards
Free parking
Nationwide employee staff discounts incl. 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
We also put a big focus on employee wellbeing and support. It matters to us that you feel at your best. Career development is a priority. We will ensure you get all the training and learning opportunities you need to achieve your goals.
We will consider applications from candidates who require sponsorship.

If this vacancy is of interest to you, or if you may know somebody suitable, please reach out to (url removed) or alternatively give us a ring at (phone number removed).

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.


Full time