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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - CAMHS LD and KIOSK

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
to be agreed
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Cornwall Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Learning Disability Team is seeking a Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join our Countywide team. This post also provides a unique opportunity to deliver a specialist Speech and language pathway within the Kernow & Isles of Scilly Keyworking team (KIOSK) for young people with Autism and/or a Learning Disability who are at risk of inpatient admission.

The post holder will work within a cohesive, innovative and dynamic MDT to improve quality of life and reduce health inequalities and deliver evidence based interventions for children with Learning Disabilities and Autism, but who are also experiencing a deterioration in their mental health. The post holder will contribute to service development, supervision of colleagues and autonomously manage their own caseload of children who will be both within the CAMHS LD team and the KIOSK team.

The post holder will provide communication assessments and interventions using core SLT skills for individuals with a learning disability and/or autism. This includes monitoring health outcomes and progress through review care plans.

The post holder will need to work flexibly, independently, as well as within the wider MDT. The post holder will need to be IT literate and have experience of adapting their communication appropriately.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have post graduate experience at band 5 and/or band 6 level or equivalent. Experience of working with young people and their families. We can support the right candidate to develop these skills if required.

Successful applicants will offer a specialist speech and language assessment, interventions service to young people who are referred to either the CAMHS Learning Disability Team and the KIOSK team.To provide supervision within the team.A key aspect of the role is delivering training programmes relating to communication needs and dysphagia.Deliver training with presentation and communication skills.

In return we will offer you excellent clinical supervision, CPD, training opportunities and skills development to support your future career pathway.

This post is countywide but can be based in our of our team bases to suit candidate.

Proposed interview date: 2nd October

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Qualified SLT registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of being an autonomous SLT practitioner
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Clinical experience in a range of core areas including dysphagia and AAC

Skills and Aptitude


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of training or teaching other staff in an MDT or multi agency setting
  • Evidence of working within a child and adolescent mental health service.
  • experience of working with young people who are neurodivergent, autistic or have a learning disability or both


  • experience of working with young people in mental health crisis
  • working understanding of the Childrens Act
  • working understanding of the Mental Capacity ACt
  • working understanding of the Mental Health Act
  • Experience of Safeguarding Childrens and Adults.

Knowledge and Abilities


  • Understanding the health needs of young people with a learning disability
  • Understanding of the needs of young people who are autistic
  • must be a car driver
  • ability to write reports
  • experience of working as part of an MDT
  • ability to engage young people and ensure participation and inclusion are a priority


  • Understanding of EHCP's and SEND
  • understanding of Care Education and Treatment Reviews.

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


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