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Job Overview

Are you a newly qualified Speech and Language Therapist that is enthusiastic about addressing health inequalities for adults with mental health disorders.

Having great communication skills and the adaptability to use different strategies to tailor care around an individual’s needs is essential in this role. You will be working alongside an experienced and skilled B7 Clinical lead SLT and Band 4 Assistant practitioner, as well as the wider MDT including Dietetics, Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Psychology, Art Therapy and Medical staff. This post would be suitable for both a current Band 5 or a Newly Qualified Practitioner.

This is an exciting opportunity to have a core role in embedding Speech and Language Therapy across Inpatient Mental Health services.

We offer excellent clinical and professional supervision, access to relevant courses to support you in developing your knowledge and skills including talking mats training and the opportunity to gain... dysphagia competencies in line with the RCSLT competency framework.

The post will be located at the Redwoods Centre and will have a core role in embedding speech and language therapy across in patient mental health services.

Main duties of the job
• To adhere to & apply the Health and Care Professions Council’s (HCPC) standards of proficiency and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) code of ethics and professional conduct and all other guidance from MPFT. To be professionally accountable and responsible for all aspects of own work
• To establish & maintain effective working relationships both within MPFT and with external organisations to meet service requirements and support and demonstrate the Trust’s equality values.
• To assess new service user referrals and care/support needs. Assesses service users and formulates, develops, implements and evaluates programmes of treatment /care/support for individuals, families and carers. The care/support plans may include the following:
• Promoting independence/self-management and maintaining safety
• Increased functional ability.
• Improvement in health and wellbeing including mental health. o Interventions in disease/condition management
• Prevention and reduction of health inequalities
• Early supported discharge
• Case management/treatment/care plans o Palliative and end of life care
• Embedding an inclusive communication approach
• Supporting service users to understand new and complex information.
• To use professional knowledge and judgement to consider the range of care/support packages and treatment options available. To consider each service user’s personal circumstances and preferences in order to implement and adjust programmes of care and intervention.

Working for our organisation

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by;
• Supporting your career development and progression
• Excellent NHS Pension scheme
• Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
• Options for flexible working
• Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
• Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
• If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
• Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
• Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rate
• Salary sacrifice bikes up to £2k
• Free car parking at all trust sites
• Free flu vaccinations every year
• Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to £250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Detailed Job Description And Main Responsibilities

For further information relating to this role, please refer to the attached job description and specification

Person specification

Qualifications And Training

Essential criteria
• Degree in Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent. Registration with HCPC
• All newly qualified clinical/social work staff are required to complete their preceptorship/ASYE during the first 12 months of employment
• Evidence of/willing to undertake post-registration training relevant to the post. A commitment to supporting mentorship /pre-registration training for students

Desirable criteria
• Post Graduate qualification in dysphagia
• Evidence of completing specialist short courses


Essential criteria
• Relevant experience/placements to the role including assessment and management of communication disorders and dysphagia
• Ability to manage time and caseload effectively
• Supporting service users, families and carers in dealing with the impacts of disability
• Working in a multidisciplinary team

Desirable criteria
• Community working
• Working in a multidisciplinary team
• Rehabilitation
• Membership of relevant Clinical Excellence Network

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential criteria
• Evidence of clinical knowledge relevant to the post.
• Understanding of Information Governance, Data Protection
• HCPC standards and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Desirable criteria
• Awareness of standardised assessments and outcome measures
• Awareness of relevant NSFs and NICE guidance
Shrewsbury United Kingdom


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