Priory Highbank Centre,Walmersley Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 5LX
Priory Group Division
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term - Part Time
15.75 per week
Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

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The Priory Highbank Centre specialises in complex neuro-disability, including care of tracheostomy and mechanical ventilated patients.   You would be part of our dedicated interdisciplinary team who offer evidence based patient centred care and therapy to help patients maximise their physical, emotional and social potential.

Job Advert Role Description

We require a skilled and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to cover Maternity Leave for a period of 6 months approximately who has experience working in the field of neurological conditions and who is capable of working effectively within an interdisciplinary team. The successful candidate will manage a caseload comprising primarily adults, but also children, with acquired communication and swallowing disorders. You will be part of a committed, forward thinking and supportive interdisciplinary team who would support you in your role.


The desired requirements:-


•             Experience of working in neurological settings with a good understanding of acquired neurological impairments

•             Post graduate Dysphagia qualification

•             Knowledge and experience of tracheostomy management

•             A positive approach to interdisciplinary team working and sharing of skills

•             Interest in AAC

•             Experience of, or interest in, working with low awareness patients


In return, we can offer:


•             Autonomous practice

•             Multi-agency experience

•             Support and opportunities for continuing professional development

•             Access to regular clinical supervision

•             Generous annual leave entitlement

•             Subsidised meals

•             Free parking, corporate benefit package


For an informal discussion please contact Michelle Devine (Director of Clinical Services) on 01706 829540.


Applicants will be subject to recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasis the Unit's commitment to the safeguarding of it's service users.


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure & Barring Services, which will be paid for by the Priory.


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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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