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Band 3 Speech and Language Therapy Assistant (Adult Team) #Homefirst

Job Reference: 313-A-20-88302-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Adult SALT
£19,737 - £21,142

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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An opportunity has arisen for a Band 3 Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to join our service.

You will be given the opportunity to develop as an integral member of the Adult Speech and Language therapy team, providing face-to-face rehabilitation to clients with swallowing and communication difficulties in community settings, such as their own home, care homes or clinic settings. Some of your time will be spent on the Stroke Unit at Market Harborough.

You will work with patients and their carers both 1:1, and within communication group therapy and support qualified clinicians to deliver training sessions. You will also provide support to the speech and language therapists by preparing therapy resources, such as communication picture aids, and collating medical information from medical notes, patients and carers. You will also have regular opportunities for continuing professional development.

Your responsibilities will include working autonomously to meet individual patient needs. You will have the ability to plan ongoing clinical interventions e.g. home visits, organising appointments, clinics and assessments. You will also be an excellent communicator with patients, carers and within the team. You will be quick to report any concerns you have about patient care and regularly raise any questions or ideas relating to the service with the rest of the team. You will have excellent rapport building skills with patients and their carers, as well as conflict resolution and negotiation skills.

Our Speech and Language Therapy Service is county-wide with community and acute hospital teams and supported by a dedicated administration team to provide a high quality service to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Leicester is a vibrant and culturally diverse city with excellent transport links and surrounded by some beautiful countryside and characterful market towns.

We have around 50 clinical staff including specialists in voice and dysfluency, neurology, brain injury, stroke, head and neck cancer, dementia and critical care. You will be joining a small team of assistants who work across the service.

We offer:

  • An excellent support network
  • Regular clinical supervision and managerial supervision
  • Continued professional development – internal and external training as relevant to role
  • Regular team meetings
  • Annual appraisal with personal development plans
  • Access to clinical and administrative support
  • Opportunities to develop different ways of working

If you would like to discuss this post please contact: Sophie Tomson or Rachel Finch from the adult SALT team on 0116 2954692

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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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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