Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Ref: CYG10020

  • Location
  • Bostall House, Bostall Heath, Knee Hill Road, Abbey Wood, SE2 0AT
  • Salary
  • up to £21000 depending on experience (FTE £35000)
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/07/2020
  • Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Band 6)

    Part-time (24 hours per week) - up to £21000 depending on experience (FTE £35000)

    Are you ready for a new and rewarding opportunity? 

    We are looking to recruit a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Band 6) to join our team at Cygnet Bostall House and Old Leigh House. 

    Cygnet Bostall House provides assessment and treatment for men living with a learning disability and associated complex needs. Old Leigh House supports men living with a learning disability and complex needs in a residential setting. Both services can also support those who have mental and physical health needs, as well as behaviours that may challenge and a history of offending.

    This post is suitable for an experienced Band 5 looking to progress into more independent practice. 

    Job Role:
    As a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, you will have a unique opportunity to support the development and delivery of an evidence-based SLT service to meet the needs of the complex client group within both an inpatient complex care service (Bostall House) and a residential setting (Old Leigh House).

    The post-holder would base themselves predominantly at Bostall House and offer a community rehabilitation approach to Old Leigh consisting of episodes of care and staff training.

    At Cygnet Bostall House, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, using expert skills to assess, advise and intervene with the aim of promoting, implementing and embedding functional communication systems. Bostall House is a 6-bedded unit and so this is a hands-on role with high levels of service user contact. You will be able to train others, promote good practice and maintain a successful total communication environment.  In addition, you would oversee the needs of the residents at Old Leigh House, focusing input on providing communication guidelines, dysphagia management and staff training to meet the needs of the residents.

    You will be accountable to the Director of Speech and Language Therapy and the onsite service manager at Cygnet Bostall House. Postgraduate qualification in the management of dysphagia is desirable but we will provide you with accredited training if this is an area identified for your personal development.

    We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist with:

    • Strong clinical and professional skills
    • Working experience in the field of Learning Disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mental Health Conditions.
    • Understanding of Positive Behaviour Support with an emphasis on person-centred planning.
    • Knowledge of sensory needs and how these may impact on functioning and regulation.
    • Knowledge of key national drivers for inpatient services.
    • Qualification in Dysphagia management desirable (training available)
    • Evidence of being a strong team player with a genuine desire to help others
    • Good organisational and project management skills
    • Ability to work flexibly in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
    • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion

    In return we offer:

    • An immediate peer network of 45 SLTs nationwide.
    • Excellent Clinical Supervision, CPD and developmental opportunities for clinical and non-clinical duties
    • Full support from an onsite multidisciplinary team
    • Routine service meetings with Cygnet Speech and Language Therapists.
    • CPD and Developmental opportunities.
    • Meal provision on duty
    • A comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre

    Full induction training is given and you will receive clinical supervision through a member of the Speech and language Therapy team on a monthly basis.

    You must be a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered SLT.  Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

    Please apply now!

    Start Date: Earliest convenience

    Please note this position may close in advance should sufficient applications be received.


  • Job Description
  • SLT_Specialist_Band_6.doc

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