Band 6 Specialist Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist

Reference

VAC-3489

Sector

Healthcare

Salary

£16.04 to £32.08 Per Hour

Town/City

Antrim

Contract Type

Full time

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MPA Recruitment have been appointed by a leading healthcare provider to source a Band 6 Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist. The post holder will specialise in Paediatric Dysphagia, providing Speech & Language Therapy services to children with complex special needs.

 

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • To be responsible for the highly specialist assessment, diagnosis and management of neonates, infants and children with a broad range of feeding and swallowing disorders, speech, language and communication difficulties, associated with special needs and complex disorders.
  • To provide specialist advice and treatment of the full range of communication disorders for this client group, as appropriate and indicated, following evidence based practice.
  • To offer assessment and treatment to children presenting with eating, drinking problems and provide advice to parents and carers, as appropriate.
  • To be responsible for the planning and management of the caseload and delegate tasks to SLT Assistants, as appropriate.
  • To participate in Multi-Disciplinary teams as appropriate and required to meet the demands of the client group.
  • To devise and supervise the delivery of SLT therapy programmes in the classroom and home programmes.
  • To liaise with School Principals and Teachers in relation to the SLT provision for children referred to the service.
  • To provide advice, support, resources and informal training to education staff, parents/carers to meet the child’s communication needs in a range of environments
  • To supervise the SLT Assistant in the delivery of therapy to the client group.
  •  To develop and maintain close liaison both formally and informally, with other Speech and Language Therapists, disciplines and agencies relevant to the client group.
  • To act as a source of reference and advice concerning speech and language therapy service delivery to children who have disability for less experienced speech and language therapists, speech and language therapy assistants, education staff and other professionals.
  • To liaise formally and informally with other disciplines and voluntary agencies.
  • To give support and advice to parents/carers as appropriate on both a formal and informal basis, this may include attendance at parent evenings etc.
  • To be responsible for the care and maintenance of assessment and therapeutic materials.
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of clinical records and statistical data.
  • To contribute to the identification, evaluation of assessments and therapeutic equipment, switches etc, as communication tools.
  • To attend and participate in Multi-Disciplinary/Multi-Agency case discussions and meetings as appropriate and required to meet the demands of the client group.
  • To be committed to continuing professional development and acquisition of further skills and knowledge to maintain standards of services as required by HCPC and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
  • To provide clinical advice/second opinion to staff in relation to communication/feeding/ swallowing disorders in children.
  • To provide direction, support and advice to assistants in the delivery of therapy programmes.
  • In conjunction with other SLT team members and where appropriate educational colleagues, to draw up training programmes for staff/parents/carers.
  •  To critically appraise current literature and apply, as appropriate to clinical practice.
  • To initiate, plan, provide and evaluate the training of relevant education staff, parents, carers, SLT Assistants and other professionals involved with these client groups.
  • To participate in the provision of training for speech and language therapists as required.
  • To supervise undergraduate speech and language therapists.

 

Essential Experience

  • 4 years postgraduate experience as a SLT with children, to include 3 years’ experience with children with severe learning disability.
  • Evidence of providing training to parents, carers or other professional groups.
  • Evidence of specialist training in Dysphagia management e.g. Paediatric Dysphagia, Neonatal feeding and feeding issues in premature infants.

 

Essential Qualifications

  • Degree/Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy.
  • RCSLT and HCPC Registration.

Additional Info

Full ANI Enhanced Disclosure is essential

 

Please contact Tamara on 02825420136 for further information OR to request an Application Form. 

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