Speech and Language Therapists (Scotland)

  • Cygnet Health Care
  • Dundee, UK
  • 02 Aug, 2022
Permanent Education Mainstream and specialist schools Paediatric

Job Description

We are looking to recruit 2 x Speech and Language Therapists to join our friendly team in Scotland.

Post 1: Highly Specialist SLT (Band 7) to lead our SLT service in Scotland under the guidance of the Director of SLT and Deputy Operations Director. The team support with a learning disability and /or autistic people. Some individuals may have physical and mental health needs.  The post itself will provide 2 days per week of SLT supervision, support and leadership to two band 5 SLTs working across a range of services. You will be expected to oversee the eating, drinking feeding and swallowing caseload these locations; there are 4 locations are in Dundee, 1 in Dunblane and 1 in Lockerbie, therefore, a qualification in Dysphagia management essential. Expenses for travel and accommodation are payable in line with policy with options to discuss a car allowance.

Post 2: Speech and language therapist (Band 5). This post is suitable for a student enrolled onto a university course, in their final year of study and due to qualify in 2022. You would begin working as an SLT assistant before the completion of your studies and your hours would be aligned to your university requirements; this will give you graded exposure to your first position of your career. Successfully supporting the service, gaining your degree results and HCPC registration, would see us support you into your first Band 5 position on a full time (40 hour per week) permanent contract at Cygnet Wallace Hospital, Dundee with one day a week supporting a residential home in Dunblane.

We are looking for Speech and Language Therapists with:

  • Strong clinical and professional skills
  • Working experience/strong interest in the field of Learning Disabilities /Autism Spectrum Disorders / Mental Health Conditions.
  • Evidence of providing clinical supervision.
  • Evidence of being a strong team player with a genuine desire to help others.
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion.

In return we offer:

  • An immediate peer network of 50+ SLTs nationwide.
  • Monthly Clinical Supervision, Weekly 1-2-1 phone / zoom calls
  • Internal and External CPD and developmental opportunities for clinical and non-clinical duties including Makaton Training, Talking Mats training, PECS training, Social Stories and more!
  • Routine service meetings with over 50 Cygnet Speech and Language Therapists, monthly and quarterly.
  • Meal provision on duty, free parking and free uniform with COVID friendly changing areas.  
  • A comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre including NHS discount and more.
  • Full induction training
  • Work laptop, work phone, access to Amazon account, and access to Virtual Credit Card, access to a range of symbol software such as InPrint3, Widgit Online and Photosymbols.
  • Paid CEN membership to up to 3 RCSLT registered CENs of your choice.
  • Relocation package available through further discussion.  

You must be a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered SLT. 

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced PVG check.

For an informal discussion about either of these posts, please contact Celia Jarvis (Specialist Recruiter) on celiajarvis@cygnethealth.co.uk / 07702 847 341.

Are you ready for a new and rewarding opportunity?  Please apply now.

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