Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Powys Teaching Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are delighted to be offering a permanent 1.0 position for an enthusiastic and motivated Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join our small and friendly children's team within Powys Teaching Health Board.

You will work as part of the team of Therapists, Assistants and multi-disciplinary colleagues to support a diverse caseload including Early Years, Special schools and core mainstream services. You will have the opportunity to continue to develop skills in clinical specialist areas supported by Senior Therapists which may include speech disorder, dysfluency, hearing impairment, autism, dysphagia or AAC.

You will need to be highly motivated and enthusiastic with an ability to work independently but also work well within a team. If you are looking for a new challenge and want to be part of an innovative forward-thinking team then please get in touch for this exciting opportunity.

Main duties of the job

You will work within the children's Speech and Language Therapy team providing assessment, diagnosis and intervention/management of children. You will have the opportunity to work in a range of clinical areas supporting children who have a range of speech, language, and communication needs across settings.

You will be supported by a team of Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapists and have the opportunity to be part of shaping and developing the service as well as providing supervision to junior colleagues.

The post holder will be well supported and have opportunities for regular formal and informal supervision and will be encouraged to take part in wider clinical interest groups. We have regular supervision sessions and have a strong ethos on supporting staff to develop alongside the trusts appraisal system.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post. Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or powys.workforcegeneralenquiries@wales.nhs.uk

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Recognised qualification/ degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered with Health and Care Professions Council
  • Working knowledge of range of assessment tools and appropriate therapeutic interventions for relevant client group
  • Able to demonstrate continuing professional development e.g., up to date, relevant CPD portfolio
  • Evidence of attendance on relevant specialist short courses


  • Awareness of principles of clinical governance and audit
  • Awareness of relevant national policies and procedures
  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator Certificate



  • Evidence of clinical experience across relevant client group
  • Experience of delegation to non-registered staff
  • Involvement in clinical audit
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision
  • Experience of service development/improvement
  • Contribution to Student training/placements


  • Evidence of teaching/delivering clinical education within post in area of specialism
  • Experience in research

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
  • Ability to express empathy with clients and carers
  • Ability to form productive relationships with colleagues
  • Excellent time management, organizational, planning and prioritisation skills
  • Reflection and analytical skills
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Demonstrates understanding & involvement of clinical governance and risk assessment



  • Car driver

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