Are you an ambitious Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) looking for a new challenge to join our multidisciplinary team working in a forensic setting?
Coveberry Oldbury part of the Caretech Group, provides specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for men with a primary diagnosis of learning disability or autism, whose behaviours challenge. Our expert teams are able to support individuals with a forensic or offending history and offer a range of offender behaviour programmes, adapted for people with a learning disability. The hospital has 13 en-suite bedrooms and two independent living flats, which enables our multidisciplinary team to assess and consolidate skills and risk assess in an environment that replicates community living, prior to discharge.
This is a unique post where you will deliver an SLT service and provide support to adults who have mental health problems, learning disabilities and/or are Autistic, helping them maintain their daily living skills.
You will have responsibility for managing the communication needs of the patient/resident group with long arm supervision from a more experienced colleague. The role will be to provide Speech & Language Therapy assessment, diagnosis and intervention to patients/resident referred to the service using established models of Speech & Language Therapy ensuring practice is evidence based. The post-holder will work as a core member of the MDT. A post-graduate qualification in dysphagia is desirable but not essential.
To be successful in this role you will have a degree or a postgraduate diploma in Speech and Language Therapy (or equivalent) and be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will have experience working with individuals that have Learning Disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders and preferably have worked with AAC approaches and be excited by the Care Tech values and will relish an opportunity to make a difference. You will need to be a clear communicator, well-organised, confident and capable of managing a complex caseload in a demanding environment.
Experience of supervising others and providing training to multi-disciplinary staff is desirable.
Successful candidates will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.
Benefits of working for us:
33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
On site parking
Refer a Friend Scheme* (T&C’s apply)
Full support from a multidisciplinary team
Regular clinical supervisions
Research opportunities & support
Internal/external training on new initiatives
Who we are!
The CareTech Group; established in 1994, and is one of the largest providers of specialist social care services supporting 5000 adults with a wide range of needs in more than 300 services across the UK. Committed to the highest standards of care and governance, we provide innovative care pathways for vulnerable people to live in community settings. We support people to take control of their lives – this could be finding employment, having an active social life, learning new skills or building self-confidence.
Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment, the disclosure expense will be met by the employer.
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Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Oldbury, B69 4SJ