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Speech and Language Therapist

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Burton Park, Warwick Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0RD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£26,000 - £36,000 (dependent on experience)


37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information


It is a specialist unit providing support and care for people living with Huntingdon’s Disease, and we will be looking to employ staff with the relevant experience.**

Job Advert Location Description

Burton Park is part of the Priory Brain Injury care pathway, which boasts extensive Brain Injury Services offered across 13 sites throughout the UK.

Priory Brain Injury Services (PBIS) provide highly specialised treatment programmes for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) grounded on national guidance and research; from acute medical rehabilitation and neurobehavioural rehabilitation through to long-term continuing care.

The diversity of our services allows a seamless care pathway for our patients as their rehabilitation needs change. Priory's Brain Injury Services is focused on using data to inform best practice, individualise care plans and measure patient outcomes


PBIS has been successfully delivering neurobehavioural rehabilitation and making a positive difference to people’s lives since 1985 to people with ABI, whose challenging behaviour prevents attainment of their maximum rehabilitation potential and personal autonomy.


Burton Park is a 50 bedded inpatient specialist neuro-rehabilitation service for treating and discharging people with complex neuropsychiatric needs.  The site is split across 3 units:


•  Warwick Lodge is currently undergoing a full refurbishment and is due to open in June 2018. It will specialise in providing support and care for people living with Huntingdon’s Disease.

•  Cleves Lodge specialise in ABI (including slow stream rehabilitation) and neurobehavioural disability

•  Dalby Unit - Female only unit, specialising in ABI or Progressive Neurological Conditions


Burton Park employs the full multidisciplinary range of services to provide rehabilitation and/or stabilisation of mood and behaviour. We provide individual treatment programmes with time-lined goals and objectives to support the resident to achieve optimum rehabilitation or behaviour stabilisation, to achieve their potential and to work towards successful, sustainable discharge.

Job Advert Role Description

Our Speech and Language Therapist role includes:

  • Working as an autonomous practitioner providing highly specialist assessments, diagnosis and management of patients with swallowing and communication disorders.
  • Providing leadership for developing and evaluating the SLT provision for specific aspects of the service as well as providing SLT to own caseload at a specialist level.
  • Developing and delivering training programmes to ensure increased awareness of communication and/or swallowing difficulties and their management.


To be successful as a Speech and Language Therapist, you’ll need:

  • Relevant training and qualifications including dysphagia training
  • HCPC membership
  • RCLST membership



  • An understanding of neuro-behavioural rehabilitation;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people;
  • A working understanding of SLT theory and its application to neuro-behavioural rehabilitation;
  • Experience of working with challenging behaviour;
  • High standard of written communication
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of good caseload and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain reflective practice and development of SLT skills.
  • Experience of delivering SLT assessments and treatment programmes
  • Experience of collaborative practice with various members of the team


In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits: 

•   Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•   33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays

•   Online benefits and cashback rewards

•   Cycle to work scheme

•   SMART Childcare Vouchers

•   A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•   Private Medical Insurance Scheme

•   Life Assurance

•   Free meal while on duty

•   Employee Assistance Services

Division DBS info

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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