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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/10/2021.

Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-610-21

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Adult Speech and Language Therapy - Speech and Swallowing Team
£22,549 to £24,882 pa

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.

The Leeds Speech and Swallowing Team are looking for someone to join their committed and enthusiastic team in a B4 Speech and Language Therapy Assistant role.

We are a city-wide community team set up to deliver an equitable response to adults with communication and/or swallowing needs close to their home. 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. 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.

This assistant role will involve working in a patient centred way to carry out observations, develop resources, support training, model strategies and embed therapeutic interventions for people with communication and swallowing needs. The team has a strong supportive ethos with regular clinical supervision and joint working at its core. We will offer specific training and support to enable the development of a relevant skills and experience for anyone joining us.

We are looking for an innovative, enthusiastic person with experience of working with adults in a health or social care setting. You will have strong communication skills and the ability to adapt these for different tasks and contexts. You will have experience of enabling effective communication for people with communication difficulties. You will understand the benefits of reflective practice and seeking supervision. You will be confident using IT to develop resources. You will be able to demonstrate good time management and the ability to proactively manage your workload, including prioritising a range of tasks and liaising with others to achieve goals in a timely manner. You will be able to demonstrate positive contributions whilst working as part of a team.

This is a full time position but we welcome applications from people who would like to work part time or job share and will look to support flexible working where possible.

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 (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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