Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Ref: CYG07004

  • Location
  • Wallace Hospital 119 Americanmuir Road, Dundee, DD3 9AG
  • Salary
  • £40000
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

    Salary up to £40000 DoE

    Hours: 40 hours per week

    Contract: Permanent

    We are looking to recruit a Highly Specialist SLT (Band 7) to join our team in Scotland. The team support those who have additional mental or physical health needs, complex behaviours and difficulties with social engagement. This post would be appropriate for an established band 7 or a band 6 SLT who is looking for more responsibility and the next step in their career.

    The post itself will be based 3 days per week at Wallace Hospital in Dundee and offer a 2 day a week service to residential services in Dundee, Lockerbie and Dunblane. Expenses are payable with the provision of a car allowance.

    Job Role:
    As a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, 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 a hospital and residential 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 the onsite service manager at Wallace Hospital. Postgraduate qualification in the management of dysphagia is essential.  As a Highly Specialist, you would have the responsibility of providing clinical supervision to a full time SLT assistant working within the team.  

    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 key national drivers for inpatient services.
    • Qualification in Dysphagia management essential
    • Evidence of providing clinical supervision.
    • 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 40 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 PVG check.

    Are you ready for a new and rewarding opportunity?  Please apply now.

    Closing date: 25th November 2019

    Interview date(s): w.c. 9th December 2019

    Start Date: January 2020


  • Job Description
  • SLT_Highly_Specialist_Band_7.doc

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