Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Ref: CYG11918

  • Location
  • Cygnet Woodside , 279 Beacon Road, Wibsey, Bradford, BD6 3DQ
  • Salary
  • Salary upto £24000 (FTE £40,000), DOE
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 24/12/2020
  • We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced SLT to join the dedicated staff team at Cygnet Woodside.

    About the service  

    We provide a safe therapeutic hospital service for 9 males with learning disabilities, who have experienced a recent acute episode in the community resulting in a hospital admission for a period of stabilisation.  Individual present with behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs. Located in the suburbs of Wibsey in Bradford, the hospital is within close proximity to local services and amenities, including major transport links.   

    On-going assessment and high staffing levels, based on a minimum ratio of one staff member to two service users, means that we are able to meet the changing needs of service users as they progress through their care pathway, while ensuring their safety is maintained and their independence supported.  Regular review meetings involving the service user, their family and professionals are held to review outcomes, set new goals and re-assess support levels as people progress.

    Job Role

    As a Speech and Language Therapist and in line with the transforming care agenda, you will have a unique opportunity to lead on the development and delivery of an evidence-based SLT service to meet the needs of the complex client group within an inpatient setting.  Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will use expert skills to assess, advise and intervene with the aim of promoting functional communication systems and optimal independence.  You will be able to train others, promote good practice and maintain a successful total communication environment.  You will be accountable to the Director of Speech and Language Therapy and receive line management supervision from the onsite service manager. Postgraduate qualification in the management of dysphagia is desirable but not essential.


    We are looking for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist with:

    • Strong clinical and professional skills
    • Specialist skills 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.
    • Qualification in Dysphagia management desirable
    • 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 whilst remaining calm under pressure.
    • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion


    In return we offer:

    • A fixed caseload that does not increase in size.
    • Monthly Clinical Supervision
    • Excellent CPD and developmental opportunities for clinical and non-clinical duties.
    • Routine SLT service meetings with over 50 SLTs and Service line specific meetings chaired by the Clinical Lead SLT for Learning Disabilities and Autism.
    • CPD and Developmental opportunities to ensure you always have the latest knowledge to provide high quality care.
    • Access to a range of clinical resources including an Amazon account for resource ordering.
    • Meal provision on duty.
    • Company pension scheme.
    • A comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre including NHS discounts, life insurance and health benefits.
    • COVID-19 compliant environments.

    Other information of interest…

    If you would like to see our team work in action, please visit our Twitter page (@CygnetSLT) or our facebook page (CygnetSpeechandLanguageTherapy - SLT)

    Full induction training is given. You will work alongside some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession.

    Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

    Are you ready for a new challenge and new opportunities, don’t miss out…apply now.


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