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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-506-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Speech and Swallowing Team
£31,365 to £37,890 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 0.5 WTE Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist to join the Speech and Swallowing Team. The position is fixed term for 6 months in the first instance, but with the strong possibility of the option extend beyond this period and some increase in hours. Based at Woodhouse Health Centre, the Speech and Swallowing Team works with adults city-wide across all neighbourhoods within Leeds.

The Speech and Swallowing team is set up to deliver an equitable and timely response to adults with communication and/or swallowing needs. We work closely alongside a range of community professionals, including GPs, Community Matrons, Specialist Nurses, Specialist Neurology Services, Dietitians, care homes and home care providers. Excellent professional links exist with Speech and Language Therapy colleagues within Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, which ensures a wealth of opportunities for clinical and professional development. Our work is diverse and varied. Patient Public Involvement has been an integral part of our service development and has helped to create a culture of continuous improvement. Leeds Community healthcare has a strong commitment in continuing professional development, structured through clinical supervision, appraisal and personal development planning.

If you are interested in the post but would like to discuss different hours - please get in touch to discuss this further

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dorothy Wilson, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Clinical Team Lead on 0113 843 3126

We are looking for a versatile, innovative individual with experience in adult speech and language therapy, preferably in a community setting. The successful candidate will have fully completed post graduate competencies in dysphagia, enabling independent management. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills with a proven ability to form wide networks with both health and social care teams. You will be able to deliver compassionate, patient focused care with a strong reference to the clinical evidence base. The successful candidate will be eager to develop their knowledge in specific clinical areas to improve practice and to strengthen the team's response to need.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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.

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

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