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Speech and Langauage Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
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£26,565 - £35,577 per annum pro rata
08/06/2018 23:59

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated Speech & Language Therapist to join our Speech and Language Therapy team as part of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust's secure and community CAMHS service. This is a newly established role which will be well supported by the Speech and Language Therapy and AHP teams. The service will consist of multi-disciplinary clinicians including psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapy, nursing, social worker and family therapist.

The post holder for this particular role will require experience of and specialist knowledge on interventions for children and young people with mental health issues and Learning disability/neurodevelopmental needs and will be able to lead in this clinical area. The successful SLT will contribute toward clinical policies and guidelines relevant to the service areas; support and implement changes to practice across the teams and liaise with other organisations and professionals to promote good communication and good practice, be able to undertake audit activity. The post holder will have an understanding of NICE guidelines for children and young people.

The post holder will provide high quality speech and language therapy provision and advice regarding dysphagia and communication to a predominantly mental health inpatient population. The post holder will be competent in treating dysphagia in adults and have relevant experience or have a keen interest in developing skills in this area.

The post holder should be committed to collaborative working and focusing on the provision of high quality evidence based practice. They will have knowledge of relevant national guidance. The post holder should be motivated and excited by the opportunity to represent SLT in this service.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal discussion or to find out more about this role, please contact Amy Dalton, Lead for SLT on 0121 301 2425 / 07985 883920 or Alison Jowett, Professional Lead for Dietetics, Physiotherapy and SLT on 07985 883553.

If you have problems applying, contact

0121 301 1242