Speech and Language Therapist
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
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This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to join the Barnsley community learning disability team in a band 5 to 6 developmental post. You will work from at our base in Mapplewell Health Centre, where we have access to a specialist sensory room and a rebound therapy room. Mapplewell Health Centre has free parking and facilities for charging electric cars. We support agile working and can discuss flexible working arrangements if needed.
As a Speech and Language Therapist you will provide therapy for service users with a learning disability who are in receipt of care from community services. You will be an integral member of our friendly and welcoming multi-disciplinary team and of the wider Speech and Language Therapy team across the Trust.
The post holder will also contribute to the leadership and development of the Specialist Learning Disability Health Team in accordance with local and national guidance. You will receive supervision from a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Main duties of the job
As the Speech and Language Therapist, you will provide assessment for the differential diagnosis of communication difficulties and you will undertake dysphagia training, if you have not already done so. You will undertake specific standardised and non-standardised assessments to formulate treatment plans in conjunction with the service user, family and carers.
You will interpret assessment results to plan and implement a speech and language therapy treatment programme to achieve therapeutic goals. Your individual treatment plans will follow evidence-based practice and will enable service users to engage in a range of community-based treatment activities.
You will evaluate the effectiveness of speech and language therapy interventions by undertaking audits, using outcome measures and service user satisfaction questionnaires.
You will deliver interventions where necessary to assist in transition from an inpatient to a community setting.
You will work within the multi-agency team, ensuring that both and verbal communication is clearly maintained.
You will arrange/attend clinical team meetings, referral meetings, case conferences, care programme approach meetings as required and as directed by the Lead AHP.
You will participate in monthly clinical and managerial supervision.
All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.
We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.
Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.
We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.
Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.
Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.
This is a Band 5/Band 6 Development Post so for full details of the role please see the supporting documents attached.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).