Learning Disabilities Speech & Language Therapist - Band 6/7

Location Moseley Hall Township
Job type Contract
Salary £25.04 - 29.50 per hour
Contact Ruben Mota
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Reference 169981

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award winning recruitment agency is currently looking for experienced and dedicated Band 6/7 Learning Disabilities Speech and Language Therapists to work full-time (37.5 hours per week) based in Moseley.

The pay rates for these locum Learning Disabilities Speech and Language Therapist jobs are £25.04 – £29.50 per hour (Assignment rate) and are initial 12-month contracts.


  • Manages a complex and diverse caseload of communication and dysphagia independently within the Learning Disabilities Service
  • Provides clinical advice and support to less experienced Speech and Language Therapists
  • Supervises the work of Speech and Language Therapists, Speech & Language Therapy Assistants, students and volunteers
  • Contributes to local service audit and research
  • The supervision of Speech and Language Therapists, Speech & Language Therapy Assistants, students and volunteers
  • Responsible for the day to day management of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Manages a complex and diverse learning disability caseload (communication and dysphagia) independently
  • Assesses and makes appropriate clinical decisions regarding a learning disability caseload independently
  • Makes differential diagnosis within a learning disability caseload with access to supervision for highly complex cases
  • Structures clear therapy plans based on best practice and adapts to individual clients needs or priorities
  • Provides appropriate treatment and evaluates outcomes independently
  • Records and maintains up-to-date clinical case notes in line with professional standards and trust policies
  • Works independently with clients whose behaviour may challenge so as to cause harm to self and others
  • Leads clinical groups and one-to-one sessions
  • Uses keyboard skills to produce customised treatment plans and materials
  • Uses highly developed listening skills to assess communication
  • Manages a caseload which includes people with eating and drinking problems, dealing with the issues of mortality, morbidity and ethical dilemmas
  • Consults with a more experienced Speech & Language Therapist on more complex cases
  • Manages infection control risks including those from bodily fluids
  • Carries out invasive procedures such as intensive interaction, physical management of challenging behaviour, sensory interventions
  • Deals with clients at risk of potential/actual abuse
  • Offers intervention in the environment most appropriate to client needs, e.g. clinic, home, college, day service, respite
  • Works sessions outside normal working hours as agreed to meet client/service needs, e.g. training sessions, carers’ support meetings, meal time assessments
  • Writes reports containing highly complex, confidential and sensitive information which may be used in a legal context, e.g. expert witness statements, tribunal reports
  • Uses highly developed communication skills to explain complex condition related information from assessment/therapy plan to clients/carers and multi-disciplinary team members
  • Uses specialist knowledge to contribute to clinical governance / service / policy development / audit
  • Contributes to interagency & multi-disciplinary projects regarding service objectives e.g. Environmental Project Work within a Day Centre
  • Leads in audit of own work
  • Identifies need, plans, devises, delivers and evaluates training programmes with a specialist content
  • Organises location, hospitality and materials for training
  • Shares specialist knowledge with colleagues at a local level e.g. Clinical Excellence Networks, Multidisciplinary Team Meetings
  • Acts as student supervisor/assessor under the guidance of the student co-ordinator and provide observation sessions
  • Offers additional specialist experience within learning disabilities and provides observation sessions for other professionals
  • Offers specialist clinical support and acts as a mentor to the less experienced Speech and Language Therapists
  • Supervises Speech and Language Therapy assistants and volunteers
  • Participates in non-managerial clinical supervision
  • Identifies and accesses appropriate Continuous Professional Development at least to a level to meet Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and Health and Care Professions Council requirements and practices reflective learning
  • Participates in and develops innovations in areas of risk management, quality standard setting and clinical effectiveness

Requirements of the Learning Disabilities Speech and Language Therapists:

  • First degree in Speech and Language Therapy and/or Masters post-graduate qualification relevant to SLT
  • Registered by the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Registered and abides by the standards of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Be familiar with and comply with Infection Prevention and Control policies available on the Intranet
  • HCPC license to practice
  • Registered with Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Dysphagia Post Graduate Qualification
  • Evidence of recent relevant continuing professional development activities in specialist area
  • Experience as a qualified therapist with significant relevant experience in specialist area
  • Experience of managing a dysphagia caseload
  • Experience of specific assessment and therapy techniques which require a technical skill
  • Competent to use evidence base to inform clinical practice in a specialist area
  • Knowledge of the needs of a diverse population and the impact on communication and swallowing problems
  • Competent to develop specialist programmes of car
  • Competent in developing empathy, negotiation and influencing skills with emerging clinical leadership
  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and overcomes barriers to communication
  • Competent in managing and balancing a range of risks to maximise patient care
  • Competent in writing clear reports and notes to a professional standard
  • Competent in using alternative means of communication appropriately for care group
  • Competent in IT skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and has insight into own coping strategies in stressful situations
  • Ability to reflect on own clinical practice and initiate appropriate changes
  • Is able and willing to move around the city
  • Have a full driving license and access to a vehicle
  • Is able to carry a variety of equipment between locations safely
  • Is able to work in various locations according to the needs of the clients
  • Vaccinated prior to commencing in post

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive speech and language therapy knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


These Learning Disabilities Speech and Language Therapist jobs are advertised by Ruben Mota; if you are interested in these positions please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.