Speech and Language Therapist

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Mill Lane, Wallasey
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa (pro rata)
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist to join our children's community Speech and Language Therapy team.

Main duties of the job

As a valued member of the team, you will manage a demanding but rewarding workload in order to provide an efficient and effective service. You will be a confident, self-directed individual with a strong team focus as well as being able to work independently when required. You will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills in order to maintain our exceptional standards of care when liaising with parents and both internal and external agencies.

About us

As a team, we are always looking at ways to further improve the quality of our care and we encourage members of our team to share ideas for service development.

  • We have a strong support network for both clinical work and wellbeing. Wellbeing is a strong focus within our team and we strive to support each other at all times.
  • We will provide opportunities to learn from highly experienced team members, including regular meetings and CPD sessions.
  • We will provide both clinical and management supervision.
  • We will provide opportunities for you to develop skills across a range of clinical areas.
  • We have opportunities to access external training if relevant to your role.
  • We have free onsite parking and business miles can be claimed.
  • We will provide role essential equipment such as laptops.
  • We support hybrid working with a mixture of working from clinics/schools and working from home.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In this role you will work in mainstream schools providing assessment and interventions to children who have speech, language and communication needs. Alongside your work in schools you will also support children who present with speech sound difficulties in the community clinic setting.

We welcome applications from newly qualified Speech and Language Therapists and Speech and Language Therapy students who are awaiting final degree results.

We look forward to reading your applications. Please contact us if you would like to discuss the role further.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • SLT degree or recognised equivalent.
  • Registered member of RCSLT
  • Registered member of HCPC

Experience & Knowledge


  • Clinical experience during training has been varied and must include access to adult caseloads
  • Can demonstrate theoretical knowledge about communication difficulties in several client groups.


  • Any additional work experience with members of the public
  • Awareness of Total Communication

Skills & Attributes


  • Apply knowledge to clinical experience gained during training and/or work opportunities.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Demonstrates good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically.
  • Recognises the importance of team working
  • Understands the principals of prioritisation


  • Some computer skills
  • Car driver
  • Ability to produce own equipment using photocopier, computer graphics etc
  • Ability to use video/digital camera

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, including observation, listening and empathy.
  • Can convey ideas and information in a confident and easily understood manner, both written and verbal.
  • Adaptable to a varied and frequently changing work environment.
  • May be required to work in difficult, distracting environments and with very young clients and will require ability to give intense concentration.


  • Awareness of the importance of reflection

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Highfield Centre

Victoria Central Health Centre

Mill Lane, Wallasey

CH44 5UF

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