Speech and Language Therapist Specialist - Prison Service

NHS Forth Valley

Speech and Language Therapist Specialist - Prison Service

Band 6 (£37,831 - £46,100)

NHS Forth Valley, Reddingmuirhead, Falkirk

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 8 Jun | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

The transition of the current postholder to a promoted post has created an exciting opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to join our Speech and Language Therapy team serving the 3 prisons in the Forth Valley Health Board area.  These comprise HMYOI Polmont, HMP&YOI Stirling and HMP Glenochil. 

We are seeking applications from therapists with experience of working with adolescents and/or adults with developmental or acquired communication support needs.  Experience of work with individuals who are neurodiverse, individuals with relational or behaviour support needs and/or individuals with mental health conditions would be an advantage.  In addition, candidates will need to be able to demonstrate that they possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to learn.  The successful applicant will be working closely with a range of professionals and therefore it is essential that they can work positively as part of a team. 

Essential: HCPC registration.

Ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential for this post.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

Informal enquiries to Jan Green, Lead SLT Prisons jan.green@nhs.scot or Anne-Marie Irving, SLT professional lead annemarie.irving@nhs.scot

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.