Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

An exciting new job opportunity has arisen for a dedicated Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to work in an exceptional learning disability service based in the Leigh-on-Sea, Essex area.

You will be working for one of UK's leading healthcare providers

This service supports men living with a learning disability and complex needs.

The team can also support those who have mental and physical health needs, as well as behaviours that may challenge and a history of offending


*To be considered for this position you must be qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist registered with the HCPC



As a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist your key responsibilities include:

  • You will have a unique opportunity to support 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, implementing and embedding functional communication systems; this is a hands-on role with high levels of contact with individuals in the care of the service

  • To train others, promote good practice and maintain a successful inclusive communication environment

The following skills and experience would be preferred and beneficial for the role:

  • 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 sensory needs and how these may impact on functioning and regulation

  • Dysphagia training (desirable - training available)

  • Excellent communication & time management skills

  • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion

The successful Specialist Speech and Language Therapist will receive an excellent salary up to £47,690 per annum DOE.

This exciting position is a permanent full time role working 40 hours a week.

In return for your hard work and commitment you will receive the following generous benefits:

  • Generous CPD allowance (on completion of probation period), enabling access to conferences and external CPD events

  • Clinical Supervision from an experienced Speech and Language Therapist and access to a network of 50 SLTs nationally

  • Paid CEN membership

  • New starter resource budget to personalise your assessment and intervention toolkit

  • Access to Photosymbols, Communicate in Print, Widgit Online

  • Access to Amazon Business account and virtual credit card

  • A competitive salary

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Employee rewards, discount benefits scheme including Blue Light Card and NHS discounts

  • Company pension scheme

  • Full induction training is given

  • Free meals and parking on shift

  • Work related travel expenses from base location are reimbursable

Reference ID: 6613

To apply for this fantastic job role, please call on 0121 638 0567 or send your CV

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