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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-423-19

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Woodhouse Health Centre
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum pro-rata

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for aninnovative Speech and Language Therapist to join our Adult Speech and Language Therapy - Speech and Swallowing Team.

About Us

The Speech and Swallowing team is based at Woodhouse Health Centre, Leeds and works city-wide across all neighbourhoods. The team is set up to deliver an equitable and timely response to adults with communication and/or swallowing needs.

Therapists within the team work across allocated neighbourhoods to allow the development of local relationships and joined up working. We work closely with a range of community professionals, including GPs, Community Matrons, Specialist Nurses, Specialist Neurology Services, Dietitians, care homes and home care providers. Excellent professional links exist with Speech and Language Therapy colleagues which ensures a wealth of opportunities for clinical and professional development. Our work is diverse and varied with patient involvement being an integral part of our service development; this has helped to create a culture of continuous improvement and true patient centred care.

Leeds Community healthcare has a strong commitment in continuing professional development, structured through clinical supervision, appraisal and personal development planning.

About You

We are looking for a versatile, innovative Speech and Language Therapist with experience in adult speech and language therapy, preferably in a community setting. The successful candidate will have fully completed post graduate competencies in dysphagia, enabling independent management. It would be advantageous to have supervising and mentoring experience as the post will include providing support to band 5 Speech and Language Therapists within the team. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills with a proven ability to form wide networks with both health and social care teams. You will be able to deliver compassionate, patient focused care with a strong reference to the clinical evidence base. The successful candidate will be eager to develop their knowledge in specific clinical areas to improve practice and to strengthen the team's response to need.

We welcome applications from SLTs looking for full-time, part-time or flexible working hours.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

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.

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.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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