Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist 24hrs

CAS Behavioural Health
05 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: We are currently recruiting a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to work 24 hours across 3 days per week between Monday and Friday.
Location: 279 Beacon Road, Wibsey, Bradford.
Salary/Benefits: circa £21,000, pension scheme, free staff meals, training and development opportunities.

Are you a passionate and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist who is looking to join our multidisciplinary team at Woodside Hospital?

If yes, this is the role for you! CAS behavioural health is one of the UK’s largest providers of specialist adult services in mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities.

Woodside Hospital provides a safe therapeutic hospital service for 9 males who have suffered a recent on-going acute episode in the community. It also complements acute and secure hospital settings by offering assessment, treatment and rehabilitation as part of a robust care pathway offered by CAS Community Care which includes residential and supported living services.

Why join us at Woodside Hospital?

Along with a competitive salary and benefits package, we also offer excellent training and development opportunities to include: full induction training, excellent clinical supervision, CPD and developmental opportunities for clinical and non-clinical duties. You will receive full support from our onsite multidisciplinary team and routine service meetings with companywide Speech and Language Therapists.

Job Role

As a 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. 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 have highly developed clinical and professional skills to work autonomously and as part of a team to drive forward developments across the setting and in the SLT service; including training and supervising other members of the team to embed positive communication approaches as part of a standard good practice pathway. This will also include the identification, development and implementation of a successful total communication environment. You will offer support and advice on a daily basis and assist with transitional needs where required. A key aspect of your role will be to work effectively as part of the companywide SLT team and contribute to service development.

About You

The successful candidate for this role will have a degree or a postgraduate diploma in Speech and Language Therapy (or equivalent) and be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). A postgraduate qualification in the management of dysphagia is also desirable.

Ideally, you will have experience as a Specialist / Highly Specialist SLT (equivalent to Band 6/7) and of working with Learning Disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mental Health Conditions. A good understanding of Positive Behaviour Support with an emphasis on person-centred planning along with organisational and project management skills are required.

We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic, resilient and forward thinking Speech and Language Therapist to join our team. Above all, you will be someone with a genuine desire to help others.

Specific Requirement

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and we are committed to safeguarding and protecting the people within our care. Therefore, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected we may bring the closing date forward. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment.

If you wish to speak with someone regarding this vacancy please call Carla Bartlett (Head of Speech and Language Therapy) on , alternatively email