Speech and Language Therapist Specialist Learning Disabilities Service

Recruiter
Social Care Direct
Location
Darlington
Salary
£24565/annum
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Closes
13 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
I have an opportunity for a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, the service provides assessment and intervention for men living with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. The specialist team does also support individuals who may have been detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have complex behaviours, or who have significant difficulties with social engagement.

Working hours: 24 hours per week

You will need to be HCPC Registered in order to apply for this role.

Duties:
• To participate in the triage of patients highlighted as having eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. To provide Care Plans if necessary and refer to specialist dysphagia services as required.
• To work closely with Unit staff to help integrate the goals and recommendations from Speech and Language Therapy assessments into overall Care Plans
• To provide appropriate and timely advice to referral agents, including external commissioning authorities and others in line with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Performance and Ethics and Standards of Proficiency
• To adapt practice to meet individual patient circumstances including due regard to cultural and linguistic contexts
• To participate in the departmental development and appraisal processes ensuring the objectives set reflect the service and Company plans

Experience:
• You will be experienced in working with adults with a learning disability or autism
• You will be experienced in the assessment/management of communication in adults with Learning disabilities, autism and behaviours which challenge
• You will have excellent communication and organisational skills
All applicants must have
• To be a qualified healthcare professional
• HCPC membership

Salary
Circa £26,565

All applicants will be checked against the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)

If the role is of interest please click apply or contact Veronica on (Apply online only) for more information