Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Dysphagia (BB-0D2C0)
Found in: Talent UK
Description:Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Dysphagia & complex needsWe have an exciting opportunity in Waltham Forest at North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) for an enthusiastic and experienced Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in dysphagia & complex needs covering the current post holders maternity leave .The post-holder will work with CYP with mealtime difficulties and dysphagia across 0-19 yearsas well aschildren with complex communication needs in early years. You would be joined by colleagues in the early years complex SLT communication team to support children aged 0-5 years with moderate-severe communication difficulties & / or dysphagia eating & drinking difficulties in the context of broader medically complex needs and disabilities. You will have regular opportunities to conduct multidisciplinary work within the Child Development Team to diagnose communication and dysphagia needs and review a child’s continued progress. As the successful candidate for this position, you will: Lead on the provision of the Dysphagia and Complex Needs SALT service for paediatric patients in Waltham ForestWork closely with clients, carers, families and professionals to raise awareness, knowledge and skills related to the range of strategies that improve feeding outcomes across settingsContribute to both speech and language therapy and multi-disciplinary team working to ensure co-ordinated service provisionProvide specialist knowledge, advice, training and teaching to parents, carers, students and speech and language therapy team The initial contract period is 9 months, but with the possibility of extension. Probationary Period: This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).Assessment/Interview information: At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2.
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