Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Band 6)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy team

Children's Therapies

This is an excellent opportunity to develop and extend your specialist skills in working with children and young people with a range of Speech, Language and communication needs/ Eating, Drinking and Swallowing needs across our services. The exact combination of sessions will be dependent on successful applicant's skills, experience and service priorities. Job plans are reviewed at least annually in line with personal preferences and service needs.

Main duties of the job

The post is a specialist post within the paediatric SALT teams which are part of the wider Children's Therapy service. The team work within core hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. The team includes administration support, co-workers and speech and language therapists.

The post will be based at CDC , Airedale Hospital, but will provide Speech and Language therapy across the Trust geography in North and West Yorkshire .

sessions may include :
  • Local authority commissioned sessions in resourced provisions for pupils with Autism/ SEMH in partnership with Bradford District Care Trust Speech and Language Therapy service
  • Airedale Child Development team - SEND provision (including eating drinking and swallowing appropriate to post holder competency level)
  • Airedale Neurodevelopmental Assessment team

These posts are supported by a team of speech and language therapists, including clinical team leads, clinical support workers and administration staff. There will be numerous opportunities to work with other allied health professionals and agencies

Our Children's Therapies service ( SALT/OT/Physio) is operationally managed by the Children's Therapies Manager/ SALT professional lead and is part of the allied health professions workforce for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust led by a Chief AHP

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Leeds Beckett and Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our Right Care behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients we want to make these part of our DNA.

We are situated on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and only 10 miles from the multicultural city of Bradford. Both acute and community health services are provided and the Trust has a history of working collaboratively with partner organisations providing service across urban and rural areas serving to a diverse population. There is an established and well respected AHP structure and we will support you through our commitment to.
  • Preceptorship and CPD
  • Clearly defined professional Governance structures
  • Supervision
  • Peer support

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see details of Job description , main responsibilities and person specification in documents attached

Person Specification



  • State registrations with the Health Care Professions Council
  • qualifications relating to Dysphagia , Autism and AAC


  • specialist courses and/or relevant MSC modules
  • Leadership / management qualifications
  • Paediatric Dysphagia qualification
  • Member of relevant Professional special interest groups/organisations



  • Relevant and recent experience working in paediatric Speech and Language therapy
  • Experience of working in community , outpatient and MDT settings
  • Experience of contributing to statutory SEND processes including assessment, report writing , review meetings
  • Experience of working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Experience of Eating Drinking and swallowing assessment and management


  • Experience of working at band 6 level
  • Experience of taking part in or leading on Projects/ service improvements
  • Experienced in use of a range of IT applications including SystmOne
  • Experience of taking part in or leading an audit or research project



  • planning and organisational skills
  • verbal and non verbal communication skills
  • negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines


  • evidence of ability to facilitate skills in others
  • evidence of leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Child Development Centre, Airedale General Hospital


BD20 6TD

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