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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Part Time

Cygnet Health Care
Blankney Grange, Huddersfield Rd, Wyke, Bradford
Competitive salary
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Band 7 equivalent)

Salary:up to £45,150 (18,060)

Hours:Part time (16h per week)

Base:Cygnet Hospital Wyke (Adarna Ward)& Adarna House, Bradford

A relocation package is available to support relocation for the purposes of this role. Please contact us to find out more.

Are you a Band 7 who would like to explore a more rewarding managerial and clinical challenge in Mental Health - ASD Services? Are you ready to develop your managerial and clinical skills? We want to recruit an exceptional SLT to this post.

Adarna Ward is our 15-bed rehabilitation service, at Cygnet Hospital Wyke, for men with mental illness and a secondary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Individuals can continue along the specialist pathway to Adarna House, a new 9-bed step-down service enabling a continued focus on recovery through meaningful activity and engagement in local community initiatives. Our aim is to support service users to live as independently as possible.

Responsible for:

As a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, you will have a unique opportunity to deliver an evidence-based SLT service to meet the needs of the complex client group within an in-patient setting. 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. Screening, assessing and managing eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties would also form part of this role

You will be accountable to the Director of Speech and Language Therapy (Healthcare) and the onsite service manager. You would also be responsible for the supervision of an SLT (Band 5 equivalent) in a Community Mental Health Service.

5 reasons why you should make an application today...
  • We care about people in our services
  • Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills.
  • You will have supervision from the Clinical Lead SLT for LD and ASD Hospitals and line management from the clinical manager at Cygnet Hospital Wyke
  • National network of over 50 SLTs in the Cygnet Heath Care within different specialisms including LD and ASD, CAMHS, Older Adults Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry and Social Care
  • Fixed caseload number to support intensive SLT-focused interventions

  • The Successful Candidate should be/have:
    • A registered Speech and Language Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
    • Experienced in the field of adult mental health and/or ASD
    • Dysphagia qualified
    • An understanding of SLT process/interventions and can take a "hands on" approach
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • Passionate about student education

    In return we will offer you:
    • Expert 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
    • 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
    • COVID-19 compliant environments

    The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dominique St Clair Miller, Director of SLT (Healthcare) on 07885 476 384 or Celia Jarvis, Specialist Recruiter on 07702 847 341.

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    Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

    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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