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VACANCY:  SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Headway Birmingham & Solihull are a leading Acquired Brain Injury Charity.

We are excited to have started a new service in April 2023.  This is a Wellbeing Hub, where as part of their programme, brain injured people will be able to access Physiotherapy, SALT and a variety of Wellbeing sessions.  This will be in small groups and on a 1 to 1 basis. 

Our clients will have been through formal clinical rehabilitation, however, for many, whilst this can be the start to getting on the road to recovery, they often have some specific issues that need further support.

An acquired brain injury can be a journey travelled for the rest of their lives and they may find they have changing needs at different points of the journey.

 

We are seeking someone part time, minimum of 2 days per week (negotiable) with the opportunity for this to grow into a full time post if they so wish. This post holder would need to be able to develop the services and manage the small team, so similar experience would be advantageous.

 

Location: Birmingham & Solihull. Based at our Hub in Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield.  The candidate must be prepared to work at any Headway site (Moseley and Rubery) on pre-agreed occasions and in client homes.

Salary: £33,734pa to £38,338pa Pro Rata-dependent on qualification and experience (Band 6 Equivalent)

Hours: NEGOTIABLE – (6hrs per day - flexibility required)

Duration: Permanent

Date Posted: 01/12/23

Closing Date: 29/01/24

 

Job Summary: -

  • You will be supporting the rehabilitation of clients with acquired brain injuries, at the post-acute stages, at our Hub. The successful candidate will be required to assess and implement effective SALT interventions to help clients improve communication and speech.

  • The small team will aim to treat and provide ongoing rehabilitation programmes for our clients, including those with multiple and complex medical and social issues. We are an integrated service with health & social care and work closely with our social care colleagues.

  • As we will have a small team, the therapist will be required to train and supervise the Therapy Helpers and undergraduate students to deliver Treatment Plans. You will be working with a Nurse lead, Physiotherapist and have opportunities for MD working with other health and social care professionals and family members.

  • The post holder will also be expected to cover others in the team in order to deliver other wellbeing and social sessions.

  • You will be required to document patient progress, maintaining accurate and up-to-date medical records and monitoring.

  • You will be responsible for you own CPD and clinical supervision, but we can discuss how we can support this.

  • Essential:

  • Degree in Speech & Language Therapy from an accredited institution to UK standards

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a SALT in neurological rehabilitation

  • Active HCPC registration, professional board membership (RCSLT) and public liability insurance

  • Working from within the UK, in the stipulated geographic location

  • Strong problem-solving skills and a patient-focused approach

  • Ability to lead small group sessions and work holistically across the service

The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS, the cost of which will be met by the employer.

We offer a friendly and supportive environment and many benefits to our staff.

To formally apply:

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this opportunity you can contact our Personnel Department 0121 457 7541

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