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Band 7 Lead Speech & Language Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-19-74927-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Adult Mental Health Disabilities
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
£37,570 / £38,765 / £40,092 / £41,486 / £43,772

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly specialist speech and language therapist to jointly take a lead role in the planning and delivery of high quality SALT Services across inpatient adult mental health areas and LD inpatient/ Intensive Outreach services.

You will work with the senior SLT Team to deliver the Communication Plan and the Eating and Drinking Pathway both internally and with external partners.

The successful candidate will work closely with multidisciplinary teams to manage complex communication and eating and drinking cases for the client groups.

The post is based at the Bradgate Unit at Glenfield Hospital. The mental health work will be across inpatient acute, forensic and rehabilitation wards.

You will manage and provide clinical leadership to the AMH/LD SLT Team, working in partnership with Service and Team managers.

This is an exciting time in the ongoing development of the highly respected AMH/LD SLT Service. There will be opportunities to be involved in future Service developments, including the AMH and LD Transformation Programme which is currently working to improve Services, using a co-design methodology.

You will be well supported and supervised by a Lead SLT. You will enjoy close links within the MDTs in AMH and LD, with our SLT team and with SLT colleagues within the East Midlands, and benefit from excellent levels of support, supervision, and CPD opportunities.

You must hold a relevant degree in Speech and Language Therapy and be registered for RCSLT and HCPC; dysphagia competencies at a specialist level are desirable.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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.

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