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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/12/2021.

Speech & Language Therapy Assistant (9-Months Contract)

Job Reference: J265-3400

Elysium Healthcare
£22,848 Pro Rata

Knowing you’ve done a job well done is a great feeling. Knowing that you’ve helped change a life is priceless.

If you have a natural way with people and are a good listener, with a passion for helping some of the most vulnerable people with their communication needs, then join The Woodhouse, a learning disability and autism service in Cheadle.

Working 37.5 hours a week on a 9-month contract, you will join the team as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant at The Woodhouse, where you’ll provide person-centred care for people with a learning disability and/or Autism. Gaining experience across low secure and locked rehabilitation environments to support better health and greater independence.

Working alongside Registered Speech and Language Therapists, you will assist in deliveringspeech and language therapy services tosupport people with their communication needs within an empoweringenvironment, where they can gain confidence in their abilities. This includes initial communication screening assessment, ongoing communication assessment and therapeutic sessions and providing individual and group interventions.

As a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant, you'll confidently carry out and prepare group and individual activities, as designated by the Speech and Language Therapist. You will be responsible for designing, providing and managing all resources, ensuring service users are equipped with the correct resources.

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills surrounding dysphagia as you support in completing the initial screening assessment, liaise with the qualified SLT regarding ongoing dysphagia care plans and will eventually provide advice to staff regarding the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative modified diet scales.

A range of training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Time management/ability to prioritise
  • Ability to coordinate, motivate and engage service users
  • Good English skills, an A-Level or degree level English is desirable

What you will get:

  • Annual salary of £22,848 Pro-Rata
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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.

UK Registration

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

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