Speech and Language Therapist - Graduate

Kingsley Healthcare Group · £30-40k · East of England
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To provide a speech and language therapy service to Adults with Learning disabilities who have a range of Communication Disorders; assessing, prioritising, treating and supporting people across all of our specialist services, located in the East of England.

To work as a member of the Kingsley Specialist Services MDT team, contributing to multi-disciplinary working as necessary, to address the needs of the people we support across all of our specialist services to achieve effective outcomes. To work collaboratively with both internal and external specialist services within Learning Disabilities to meet the communication needs of the people we support. To actively participate in a programme of supervision, competency development and CPD activities under the guidance of a supervising clinician.

To contribute to the development and delivery of a range of training packages for support and Nursing staff.

This position will initially be part time with a potential of becoming full time as the Kingsley Specialist Services grows.

We passionately believe that all of the people we support, no matter how complex their needs, should not miss out on any opportunities in life, and as such your role will be to work, as part of a team to help people to achieve their goals and dreams.

  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy (Graduating in 2020)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) when dealing with daily and on-going situations when there is complex information involved and barriers to understanding
  • Knowledge and understanding of Adults with Learning Disabilities and an understanding of the Communication Disorders associated with Learning Disabilities
  • Basic skills in administering and interpreting a range of clinical assessments/procedures and practices/ including some experience of working with Alternative and Augmentative Communication
  • IT skills such as use of email/the Internet/ word processing and databases
  • Competent report writing skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of local/national policies and practices relating to Speech and Language therapy services/ and to Adults with Learning Disabilities
  • Hold a full UK driving licence (Essential)

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