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Speech & Language Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: J123-1370---FRENCHAY

The Huntercombe Group
Speech & Language
Frenchay, Bristol
£18,418 - £19,455 fixed term


The Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre in Bristol is the Level 1 service for patients with complex neurological rehabilitation needs for the South West of England. We have 52 rehabilitation beds and offer both Level 1 (intensive) and Level 2 (slower stream) specialist inpatient rehabilitation for patients with brain injury and other neurological conditions. The service is run by The Huntercombe Group in partnership with North Bristol NHS Trust.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join and support our dynamic Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) team as an Assistant. The role will involve carrying out communication and swallowing therapy programmes under the direction of trained Speech and Language Therapists, assisting during treatment sessions/groups, leading small therapeutic groups and supporting the SLT team with administrative tasks. This position is based on a 12 month fixed term contract for 35 hours per week.

A full induction will be provided and you will be supported to develop within the role through regular supervision and inclusion in both SLT and multi-disciplinary team (MDT) training sessions. You will be part of a large MDT that includes Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Doctors, Nurses, Rehabilitation Nurse Technicians and Rehabilitation Assistants.

We are interested in applicants who:

- have a keen interest in communication and rehabilitation

- are passionate about helping those with disabilities to maximise their potential

- have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

- work well in a team

- are dynamic and enthusiastic

Please note the unit works in partnership with North Bristol Trust but the employment contract is with The Huntercombe Group, not the NHS.

Please note regulations are changing; from 11th November 2021, all care home workers regardless of contracted hours or status, and anyone entering a CQC regulated care home, will need to be fully vaccinated, unless they are exempt under the regulations. Anyone who enters a care home for a job interview must also show proof of vaccination unless they are exempt. If someone intends to have the vaccination but is not yet vaccinated, interviews will take place outside of the care home or remotely (via video call or telephone).


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