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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/03/2021.

Band 6 Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-91977-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Adult Speech & Language Therapy
Leicester / Leicestershire
£31,365 - £37,890

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.

Band 6 Speech & Language Therapist - Adult Community Team

Market Harborough / South Leicestershire Area

Full time preferred but part time considered

We have the opportunity for you to join our community team working with a mixed caseload of adults with acquired communication and / or swallowing difficulties.

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 working with people with a range of acquired communication and swallowing difficulties (e.g. stroke, progressive neurological disorders and dementia) alongside other SLT’s in our community team. This post will be covering the area in and around Market Harborough and the south of the city.

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 administrative and clinical assistant support
  • Opportunities to develop different ways of working

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and innovative team player who enjoys the demands of community work.

You will have:

  • The ability to independently assess and treat people with complex communication and/or swallowing disorders
  • Proven time management and organisational skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Evidence of completion of dysphagia competencies

Please contact us if you would like to have a chat about working in our team, or need further information regarding the post Tel: 0116 295 4692

Rachel Finch – Adult SLT Clinical Team Lead for Community or Sarah-Anne Thompson - Specialist SLT (Neurology) / Deputy Team Lead

Interview Date: 30th March 2021 (via Microsoft Teams)

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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