Speech and Language Therapist (Band 5 equivalent)
Salary: £29,544 – £31,865, dependent on experience
Hours: Full-time, 40h
Contract: permanent
Base: Cygnet Hospital Wyke (Adarna Ward), Bradford

Cygnet Wyke, Blankney Grange, Huddersfield Road, Wyke, Bradford, BD12 8LR

This post is based on Adarna Ward, our 15-bed rehabilitation service for men with mental illness and a secondary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder at Cygnet Hospital Wyke. Individuals can continue along the specialist pathway to Adarna House, a 9-bed step-down service enabling a continued focus on recovery through meaningful activity and engagement in local community initiatives. Our aim is to support service users to live as independently as possible.

This post would suit a newly qualified SLT looking for their first post or a recently qualified SLT wishing to build on post-graduate experiences to pursue a role working in the fields of Autism and Mental Health.

Five reasons you should apply!

  1. A fixed caseload enabling the delivery of genuinely person-centred care and that supports intensive SLT-focused interventions
  2. There is a strong focus on an Inclusive Communication Approach – you will be well-resourced to continue develop an appealing and interactive Inclusive Communication Environment
  3. Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills
  4. An NQP development programme that supports the development of clinical, professional and personal skills and providing wide-ranging experiences and evidence towards the completion of NQP competencies
  5. Clinical supervision from a highly experienced SLT with expertise in this field and line management from the clinical manager at Cygnet Hospital Wyke 

Job Role  

As a Speech and Language Therapist, you will have a unique opportunity to deliver an evidence-based SLT service to meet the needs of the complex client group within an in-patient service.  Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will use expert skills to assess, advise and intervene with the aim of promoting functional communication systems and optimal independence.  You will be able to train others, promote good practice and maintain a successful inclusive communication environment.  You will be accountable to the Director of Speech and Language Therapy for Healthcare and the onsite service manager. You will be supported by an experienced SLT who works across both Adarna Ward and Adarna House.

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist with:

  • Placement experience or strong interest in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mental Health Conditions
  • Understanding of Positive Behaviour Support with an emphasis on person-centred planning
  • Knowledge of legislation and guidance relevant inpatient care
  • Evidence of being a strong team player with a genuine desire to help others
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and passion

In return, we offer:

  • Monthly Clinical Supervision from a highly experienced SLT in this field of practice and high quality support in completion of RCSLT NQP Competencies Framework
  • Access to over 50 SLTs working in like-for-like environments
  • Regular CPD, development and networking opportunities
  • Free meals and free parking during working hours
  • Access to an Amazon Business account for resources
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Enhanced maternity
  • Free Health Cash plan
  • 24 hours free GP support line
  • Free life assurance cover
  • Free eye tests
  • Car lease discounts
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free mortgage broker and Insurance cover
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee NHS – discount savings, Blue Light Card & “Cycle to Work” scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit – providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

How to Apply

Are you ready for a new and rewarding opportunity?  Please apply now. For more information please contact Katie Dixon, In-house Recruiter (07436 256 225) or Dominique St Clair Miller, Director of SLT for Healthcare Division (07885 476 384).

To find out more about us please visit www.cygnethealth.co.uk

Closing date: 1 month 

Job Reference: CYG36124

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