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Greenham, Berkshire Elysium Healthcare

Join the new ward opening at Thornford Park Hospital as a Band 6/7 Speech and Language Therapist and help some of the most vulnerable people gain a brighter future. It's a great time to join and help shape this new service as part of a new multidisciplinary team where you can make a real impact.

The new 14-bed ward will join the existing 129 beds at Thornford Park that provide Forensic Mental Health rehabilitation, PICU and ASD services, which are set in 21 acres of Berkshire countryside.

You will know one or two things about communication as you provide specialist speech and language therapy assessment, interventions, treatments and differential diagnosis for adults with complex needs within therapeutic group sessions.

As a Speech and Language Therapist, you will build one-to-one rapport with service users to encourage engagement during sessions. This will see you manage a complex caseload with cultural and linguistic differences and generate appropriate strategies for caseload management to help them develop and improve their speech and communication.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, you will be supported regionally and will have access to a variety of training and online courses to support your career development and growth.

Other responsibilities include

To provide specialist education, training and advice to patients, carers, other health care professionals, students, and voluntary organisations
Undertake audits and contributing to research in the provision of treatment, to service users with communication and other disorders
Provide written and verbal reports as appropriate, enabling all parties involved to fully understand the nature of the persons' communication and swallowing disorders
Participate in case conferences and multidisciplinary team working to enhance service users functional abilities
To devise, monitor, supervise and evaluate the implementation of communication and other intervention programmes carried out by other health professionals, volunteers and carers
Provide teaching and training to the wider team

To be successful in this role, you'll need

To be registered with HCPC
Experience in managing a caseload involving assessment and treatment of dysphagia
Experience of working with families
Evidence of continuing Professional Development

What you will get

Annual salary of £40,000
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals and parking
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.
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