Assistant Therapy Practitioner Speech & Language Therapy - Stevenage

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
12 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Values Based Screener
At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

HERTFORDSHIRE PARTNERSHIP UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUSTHertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is committed to providing excellent health and social care with the vision to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country. HPFT is a thriving and growing organisation; now providing specialist learning disability services in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex and Norfolk.The Trust has an outstanding track record of service delivery and quality and is currently rated 'good' by the Care Quality Commission. Key goals for the Trust include being the provider of choice; delivering high quality integrated health services in collaboration with local people, and to improve overall health and well-being. To deliver this the Trust is committed to employing the best workforce, recruiting individuals with the ability to provide care at the cutting edge of innovative practice. HPFT has a formal affiliation with The University of Hertfordshire and has excellent development and training programmes. HPFT is ranked in the top 20% of Trusts in the UK and a strongly embedded learning culture supports and facilitates staff to develop their potential and progress in their careers. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Therapy Practitioner to join the Speech & Language Therapy team within the Community Assessment and Treatment Team based across East and North Hertfordshire. The successful candidate will work as an influential and integral member of a diverse multi-disciplinary team and will directly support the work of the Speech and Language Therapy Team. You will be motivated to develop your skills working with adults with learning disabilities, who may have additional and mental health problems and/or challenging behaviour. You will be able to demonstrate an interest in working with this client group from your previous experiences. You will have good communication and organisational skills and be enthusiastic about working as part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team.The successful candidate will be able to show understanding of the communication and dysphagia needs of adults with learning disabilities and a willingness to undertake further training in these areas.You will receive regular supervision and support from the members of the Speech and Language Therapy team and will be actively encouraged to participate in continuing development.Key job roles: To work with service users who present with communication and/or dysphagia difficulties as guided by a registered Speech and Language Therapist.To provide support, education and training to clients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team regarding communication and dysphagia needs.To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team and be able to work flexibly across a wide variety of settings within the service.To promote the specialist services provided by HPFT to improve the health and well-being of adults with learning disabilities.Essential Criteria: Technical /teaching qualification e.g. City & Guilds or Health & Social Care NVQ level 3 and experience /training as a Mental Health Worker.Knowledge of Speech and Language Therapy techniques and/or activities relevant to client group, acquired through training and experience.A desire to work with adults with learning disabilities, evidenced by previous experiences.Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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