Speech & Language Therapist

Location Hertfordshire
Discipline: Healthcare
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Amelia Toovey
Contact email: amelia.toovey@blackstone-recruitment.co.uk
Job ref: J5756
Startdate: 14/06/2024

Job Details:

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 per annum

Location: Much Hadham, Hertfordshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Summary: 

We are looking for candidates with a positive approach and excellent professional skills. The successful candidate will have knowledge of potential communication and dysphagia challenges. You will also have knowledge of assessment tools and a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant to our client group, who have a range of needs such as LD, ASD, PMLD and epilepsy. 

This is a great opportunity for someone with a recognised Speech & Language Therapy degree, who is HCPC registered, to embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career within an organisation that does great work.

The post holder will:

  • Independently manage and prioritise a designated speech and language therapy caseload of Learners and Residents and consider complex issues relating to this client group. In addition, to demonstrate skills in dealing with complex issues to generate appropriate coordinated strategies for caseload and workload management for the service.
  • Continually monitor, evaluate and modify treatment plans to meet the Learners and Residents changing needs and structure clear care plans based on evidence for best practice.
  • Undertake relevant learning and development in order to maintain and develop skills and knowledge required of a specialist practitioner and keep up to date with new techniques and developments for the promotion and maintenance of evidence based practice across a range of clinical areas.
  • Provide management of the SLT team to continue t ensure optimal service delivery in line with HCPC, RCSLT standards and organisation policy, ensuring the promotion of continual development
  • Support staff during and following an emergency. Be aware and provide help and support when required and alert Senior Staff where appropriate.
  • Be responsible for the care and maintenance of equipment, ensuring standards of infection control and safety are maintained, including equipment on loan.
  • Line manage and supervise Band 5 & 6 Speech & Language Therapists where appropriate.
  • Contribute to discussions on service/policy development, risk management and clinical guidelines providing comments on proposals, informed by evidenced based practice. In addition to ensure the principles of clinical governance are applied to professional practice across the service area.
  • Contribute to a programme of audit within the service undertaking research when appropriate following the guidelines of the professional body, to report back findings to senior management.
  • Demonstrate clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice and outcome measures ensuring these are embedded in all areas of practice and to provide appropriate specialist intervention and evaluate outcomes.
  • Work closely with Learners and residents, carers, families and MDT members across differing agencies/teams agreeing decision making relative to Learner and Resident management.
  • Competently communicate complex information to carers, families, Learners and Residents showing awareness and sensitivity to their needs, often where barriers to understanding exist.
  • Advise and increase awareness amongst other professionals/carers on how they can ensure that Learners and Residents with severely compromised communication skills are fully informed and can exercise choice.
  • Undertake any other duties which may reasonably be required of you

In addition to excellent staff training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment:

  • From 25 days’ annual leave per annum plus bank holidays
  • Eligible for Blue Light card
  • Discounted gym membership 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Opportunity to pursue recognised qualifications of your own
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Recommend a friend payment of up to £500 
  • Fully paid for DBS
  • Contributory pension scheme - eligible employees are automatically enrolled after 3 months at 5% (3% employer contribution)

Essential Candidate Criteria:

  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC Registered
  • Right to work in the UK

Blackstone Benefits:

✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Informed tailored career advice

✅Personalised job alerts

✅Unlimited referral bonus

For further information on this role, please contact Amelia Toovey at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.