Speech and Language Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Children's Integrated Therapy Service are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated qualified speech & language therapist to join our experienced and friendly West Lancs based locality team. Experience of working in paediatrics is desirable but we will consider those qualifying in the near future.

We work with children and young people aged 0- 19 with well developed and evidenced based pathways covering the needs of children with communication needs. We can offer clinical and management supervision, specialist support by experienced senior staff, continuing professional development and specialist SLT Forums. The Children's Integrated Therapy and Nursing Team has a strong network of Clinical Leads and a Professional Lead for Children's SLT.

Main duties of the job

The team comprises of speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists and assistants. We work closely with colleagues in health, education and social care to provide a genuinely child-centred service. We work in a variety of locations, including clinics, children's own homes, nurseries and schools.

The successful candidate must be able to effectively manage their own time, and demonstrate excellent communication skills. An interest in working with children and their families is essential.

The Children's Integrated Therapy and Nursing Team are led by a multidisciplinary management team, including a Professional Lead for SLT. This is an exciting time to join our team as clinicians are involved in developing our innovative services. You will be based in the West Lancashire locality team but under exceptional circumstances may be required to provide occasional cover to the Central teams of Chorley and Preston.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the Job Description and Person Specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Professional Degree or equivalent in Speech & Language Therapy.
  • Current Professional Registration with HCPC.



  • Understanding of clinical governance framework & implications for practice, including audit and research governance.
  • Knowledge of a range of therapy techniques and programmes
  • Knowledge of research, evidence-based practice and current issues relating to client group



  • Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency collaborative working.
  • Safeguarding of children/adults and implementation of policy and procedures with evidence of training/updates.



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal, including managing challenging situations.
  • Demonstrating good leadership skills
  • Able to work independently

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Birleywood Health Centre



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