We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated part time band 3 Therapy Support Worker to join our Speech and Language Therapy Team at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, with cross site travel required occasionally.
The post is part time, 17.5 hours per week (ideally worked across 3 days).
The successful candidate must have experience of working with adults with communication and swallowing problems and will be supporting the Speech and Language Therapists in their work throughout the wider community setting including Community Hospitals, Care homes and day centres and with Alternative and Augmentative Communication Provision (AAC) and voice groups.
Part of the role may also be to support the delivery of training to fellow staff in the community such as HCA’s, housekeepers or nurses; as well as working closely with families and carers on the wards/ care homes and the community to support safe eating, drinking and swallowing and deliver language and communication programmes.
We are looking for someone who is flexible, has good time management skills, and works well independently as well as within a team. We have strong links with our MDT colleagues and joint working is often key in much of our practice. As you will be working in a variety of different settings you must be able to drive.
We are a friendly, forward thinking team working in a fast paced, rewarding environment. High quality patient care is at the forefront of our decision making and we are enthusiastic about welcoming new ideas and staff development.
The Therapy department are working towards being at the forefront of innovation in leading the way by undertaking development and service evaluation utilising the Virginia Mason Institute (VMI) methodology in Lean practices as the Trust are one of only 5 Trusts in England to be affiliated with the VMI based in Seattle.