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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist for Complex Speech

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to offer this permanent full-time Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist post, with a specialist clinical area of complex speech difficulties. Are you an enthusiastic therapist who is passionate about supporting children's speech, language and communication needs and who is looking to further develop their management and leadership skills?

We are looking for a therapist who works well as part of a team with excellent communication skills and enjoys working collaboratively with others. You will demonstrate the Health Board values of listening, learning and improving, treating everyone with respect and always working together as one team.

Main duties of the job

You will work in the children's community clinic team providing highly specialist assessment, diagnosis and support to children with highly complex speech and language needs with a specific clinical specialist area of complex speech difficulties. You will provide clinical support, second opinions and supervision for other members of the SLT team. You will work together with other Highly Specialist SLTs and will be responsible for the operational management of clinical locations and will provide line management to other SLTs in the team as well as leading on quality improvement and service development initiatives.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg SLT department are a friendly and compassionate team who place a strong commitment to supporting staff well-being, supervision and continued professional development.

The children's SLT Team uses Malcomess Care Aims and Advanced Decision Making principles across the service in conjunction with many of the MDT Team. The children's SLT service has a range of clinical specialistsavailable for support and second opinions and staff are fully supported by a line management structure, Paediatric Team Leads and an Admin Team.

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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

Qualifications and Training


  • Speech and Language Therapy Degree
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of relevant CPD acquired through masters level qualification or equivalent portfolio



  • Relevant post-registration experience in a paediatric setting.
  • In depth knowledge and experience of using highly specialist interventions for children with SLCN.
  • Experience of writing/contributing to policy documents.
  • Experience of providing second opinions
  • Experience of line managing staff



  • To have an excellent knowledge/understanding of paediatric community based speech and language therapy services.
  • In depth working knowledge of the National Curriculum and ALNET Act
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues.
  • To have highly developed specialist knowledge to treat an extensive range of severely disordered children from 18 months to 18 years.



  • Able to analyse complex assessment information for highly complex cases and make highly specialist clinical decisions.
  • Proficient at on the spot risk assessment in difficult situations.
  • Excellent clinical leadership skills.


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Carnegie Clinic

Brithweunydd Road, Tonypandy



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