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We are a city-wide community team set up to deliver a person centred service to adults with communication and/or swallowing needs close to their home. We work closely alongside a range of community professionals, including GPs, Community Matrons, Specialist Nurses, Specialist Neurology Services, Dietitians, care homes and home care providers. The post may give future opportunities to work within a Neurology Multi- Disciplinary Team. Excellent professional links exist with Speech and Language Therapy colleagues within Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, which ensures a wealth of opportunities for clinical and professional development. Our work is diverse and varied.

Patient Public Involvement has been an integral part of our service development and has helped to create a culture of continuous improvement.

Leeds Community healthcare has a strong commitment in continuing professional development, structured through clinical supervision, appraisal and personal development planning.

This is a full time position but we welcome applications from people who would like to work part time or job share and will look to support flexible working where possible.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to join our supportive, friendly Speech and Swallowing Team in Leeds. We would welcome applicants for a Band 5, B5-6 (developmental) or B6 position.

Applicants will be versatile and innovative with experience or enthusiasm to work in adult speech and language therapy in a community setting.

A band 6 applicant will have fully completed post graduate competencies in dysphagia, enabling independent management. We would like them to have supervising and mentoring experience as the post may include providing support to band 5 Speech and Language Therapists and Speech and Language Therapy assistants within the team.

 

This is a full time position but we welcome applications from people who would like to work part time or job share and will look to support flexible working where possible.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to join our supportive, friendly Speech and Swallowing Team in Leeds. We would welcome applicants for a Band 5, B5-6 (developmental) or B6 position.

Applicants will be versatile and innovative with experience or enthusiasm to work in adult speech and language therapy in a community setting.

A band 6 applicant will have fully completed post graduate competencies in dysphagia, enabling independent management. We would like them to have supervising and mentoring experience as the post may include providing support to band 5 Speech and Language Therapists and Speech and Language Therapy assistants within the team

An applicant for a band 5-6 developmental role will have completed their RCSLT NQP competencies and have some experience of working in adult speech and language therapy – they may have started or completed dysphagia competencies.

A band 5 applicant may be newly or recently qualified and looking for their first Speech and Language Therapist position or may be part way through their RCSLT NQP competencies, seeking further experience and may be new to working in an adult role.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills with an ability to form wide networks with both health and social care teams You will be able to deliver compassionate, patient focused care with a strong reference to the clinical evidence base. The successful candidate will be eager to develop their knowledge in specific clinical areas to improve practice and to strengthen the team’s response to need.


If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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