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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Part Time

Cygnet Health Care
23 Tunnan Leys, London
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Hours-30 hours per week

Salary-£45,150pa FTE DoE

We are looking for a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join the MDT at Cygnet Hospital Beckton, Hansa Ward.

Hansa Ward at Cygnet Hospital Beckton is a 13 bed high dependency complex care service for women with learning disabilities, associated complex needs and who may have behaviours that challenge. The ward accepts emergency referrals and the team are experienced in managing them quickly and efficiently to ensure the transition for the service user is as smooth as possible. Hansa Ward, provides a high quality person-centred in-patient service. The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) work collaboratively with individuals to provide a holistic, comprehensive assessment and care plan that promotes recovery with a view to discharge to the least restrictive setting.

Job Role

The role involves working with people to maximise their potential and to enable them to enjoy the best possible quality of life via the delivery of an evidence-based SLT service that promotes effective functional communication and social skills development through collaborative working in an inclusive communication environment. You will be working directly with individuals to assess their communication needs and provide input into their therapeutic programmes that formulate part of their wider care pathway from admission to discharge. As part of a full on-site multi-disciplinary team, you will work with all staff across the hospital to support the implementation of the therapeutic approach demonstrating a range of skills, knowledge and abilities.

You will also ideally have completed post-basic dysphagia training and have experience in managing a dysphagia caseload.

Candidate Profile

We are looking for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist with:
  • Experience in the field of Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mental Health Conditions including working knowledge / understanding of inpatient services
  • Dysphagia-training (desirable but not essential)
  • Understanding of person-centred planning approaches
  • Knowledge of key national drivers for inpatient services such as Transforming Care, Five RCSLT Good Communication Standards
  • Evidence of being a strong team player with a genuine desire to help others
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and support the growth and challenges of a new unit
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion
  • You must be a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered SLT. Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

In return we offer:
  • Monthly Clinical Supervision from a highly experienced SLT in this field of practice
  • Access to over 50 SLTs working in like-for- like environments
  • Regular CPD, development and networking opportunities
  • Free meals and free parking during working hours
  • An opening to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Enhanced maternity
  • Free Health Cash plan
  • 24 hours free GP support line
  • Free life assurance cover
  • Free eye tests
  • Car lease discounts
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free mortgage broker and Insurance cover
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee NHS - discount savings, Blue Light Card & "Cycle to Work" scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
  • Full induction training is given

How to Apply

Are you ready for a new and rewarding opportunity? Please apply now. For more information please contact Celia Jarvis on

Please note, if sufficient applicants are received this advert may close prior to the date shown above.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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