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Speech & Language Therapist/Support Centre Coordinator

Requisition ID:  5326
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Part Time
Posted Date: 

 

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

 

Salary: £30,942.00 - £44,045.00, pro rata

Closing Date:  6 November 2020


The role

 

You will work in The North East Trust for Aphasia (NETA), in collaboration with the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University.  The North East Trust for Aphasia (NETA) is a charity set up to support people with aphasia and their carers in the North East. The NETA Support Centre is an initiative that offers a place for people with aphasia and their partners to meet and attend different types of groups which will enhance language abilities and give people greater confidence in communication. You will be an enthusiastic, experienced speech and language therapist. Substantial clinical experience is required, as are strong communication and organisational skills. The Centre provides observation experience for undergraduate and post-graduate speech and language therapy students from Newcastle University, therefore supervisory experience would be desirable.

 

You will deliver and develop a programme of client centred communication and support activities for the NETA Support Centre that is responsive to the needs of the participants and consistent with the aims of NETA, and independently deliver this programme of communication and support activities to participants with aphasia attending the Centre and, where appropriate, families and carers. You will also lead and manage the NETA support team including an Assistant Speech and Language Therapist, secretary and volunteers to ensure a co-ordinated and effective service for the participants. 

 

This post is part-time (0.2 FTE) and is fixed term for 3 years.

 

For further information, please contact Dr Julie Morris julie.morris@ncl.ac.uk  or Dr Janet Webster janet.webster@ncl.ac.uk 

 

The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.

 


Key Accountabilities


•    To continue and develop a programme of client centred communication and support activities for the NETA Support Centre that is responsive to the needs of the participants and consistent with the aims of NETA

•    To independently deliver this programme of communication and support activities to participants with aphasia attending the Centre and, where appropriate, families and carers

•    To lead and manage the NETA support team to ensure a co-ordinated and effective service to the NETA Support Centre. This includes judging development and training needs and enabling appropriate training, mentoring, and development

•    In conjunction with colleagues, to identify appropriate areas to bid for external funds and, subsequently, to develop bids to extend the activity of the NETA Support Centre and to maximise its potential

•    To continue regional partnerships and to liaise with the community, client groups, professional community and voluntary sector to increase awareness of the NETA Support Centre and recruit participants

•    To provide observation experience and/or clinical supervision for undergraduate and post-graduate speech and language therapy students in the NETA Support Centre 

•    To liaise with the trustees of NETA to monitor and evaluate the outcomes of the NETA Support Centre and report to NETA annually

•    To maintain professional standards consistent with registration with HCPC and membership of RCSLT  

 

 

The Person

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

 

•    Substantial post qualification experience with an adult acquired neurogenic caseload (essential)
•    Experience in running or facilitating groups (essential)
•    Experience in clinical supervision of students (desirable) 

 


Attributes and Behaviour

 

•    Strong commitment to an integrated model of total communication within a social context of  service delivery (essential)
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills (essential)
•    High level of organisational and administrative skills (essential)
•    Ability to work as part of a team, including volunteers (essential)
•    Strong commitment to student clinical education and ability to provide clinical supervision (desirable) 
•    Experience in managing and developing staff (desirable) 
•    Experience in writing bids and managing contracts (desirable) 

 

 

Qualifications

 

Essential

•    Professional qualification in speech and language therapy 
•    Member of Health Professions Council
•    Member of, or eligibility for membership of, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

Requisition ID: 5326