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Band 5 SALT

Job Reference: 313-A-20-78990-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community LD Team
£24,214 / £26,220 / £27,260 / £28,358 / £30,112

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.

An opportunity not to be missed - suitable for a current band 5 or soon to qualify or newly qualified Speech and Language Therapists.

Do you have an interest in making a positive difference to clients who have a Learning Disability and / or Mental Health issues across Leicester and Leicestershire?

Come and join our enthusiastic, supportive team who are committed to personal professional development.

We are currently seeking one Full-time Speech & Language Therapists to join our Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Service. Your county base is negotiable to suit personal circumstances.

The role will include:

  • To provide highly specialist speech and language (SLT) assessment, advice and treatment.
  • To work compassionately with service users and carers to achieve identified goals and to promote independence and well-being, within a person-centred framework.
  • To manage a defined caseload of patients.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of the SLT service within a designated team.
  • To provide expertise in a highly specialist area and to offer advice and consultation on clients care to other members of the team and external agencies.
  • To work within the professional practice guidelines.
  • To work and act as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, supporting each patient in the achievement of their planned outcomes.

In return we provide

  • A highly supportive team, including regular supervision
  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • An opportunity to be dysphagia trained
  • An opportunity to develop your skills in both learning disability and mental health in-patient services
  • Access to local and regional CPD events and networks

Please note that driving is essential for the role

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 Check

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.

UK Registration

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

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