Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Cygnet Health Care
Off Buller St, Bolton Rd, Bury L8 2BS
Competitive salary
14 Jun 2021
22 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Are you interested in the relationship between language and behaviour and want to make a positive difference?

We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and caring Speech and Language Therapist to join our CAMHS SLT team at Cygnet Bury.

A little bit more about the services...

Cygnet Hospital Bury offers CAMHS Tier 4 PICU, general acute and low secure services across 4 ward which provide a defined treatment pathway from admission through to intervention and discharge, including rapid assessment and treatment. There is a diverse educational programme, teaching a range of subjects at the on-site school, Excel and Exceed Centre, which is registered with the Department for Education. The 4 wards are:

- Primrose Ward

- Wizard House

- Mulberry Ward

- Buttercup Ward

The service focuses on working with young people to understand their mental health and their risks and support their recovery, enabling them to be successfully discharged to a less restrictive environment and to reduce the possibility of relapse and likelihood of requiring a secure service in the future.

About the job...
  • This is a fixed term position for a minimum of 6 months.
  • You will be required to assess, diagnose and play a key role in the management of young people with complex communication needs, behaviours that challenge and other diagnosed/undiagnosed conditions.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team you will use expert skills to assess, advise and intervene with the aim of promoting functional communication systems and optimal independence. You will be able to, train others, promote good practice and maintain a successful total communication environment.
  • To undertake this role, you should have working experience as a Speech and Language Therapist.
  • We welcome applications from SLTs in independent practice who may be looking for a fixed term contract as an employee of Cygnet.

What support will I get?

You will:
  • be accountable to the Director of Speech and Language Therapy.
  • receive onsite clinical supervision from a Speech and Language Therapist.
  • join an onsite team of 3 SLTs.
  • work in close collaboration with nursing, AHPs, psychology, medics, education staff, social work, families, friends and carers.

We are looking for an Experienced Speech and Language Therapist with:
  • Experience or keen interest in the field of CYP, criminal justice and Mental Health Conditions.
  • Working knowledge in secure hospital/ward beneficial
  • Understanding of Positive Behaviour Support with an emphasis on person-centred planning.
  • Evidence of being a strong team player with a genuine desire to help others
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to provide support and supervision to junior SLTs.
  • Ability to work flexibly in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion.

In return we offer:

  • Excellent Clinical Supervision, CPD and developmental opportunities
  • Full support from an onsite multidisciplinary team
  • Routine service meetings
  • Meal provision on duty
  • Company pension and reward scheme and employee discount centre including NHS discounts.
  • Access to over 50 SLTs as part of the Cygnet SLT team with a range of experience and skills.
  • COVID-19 compliant working environment.

Full induction training is given. You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession and just like our service users you will be learning all the time through our on-going mentoring and support.

All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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