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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Do you want to work in an Innovative Service?

Do you like working in partnership with parents/carers, school staff and other professionals?

Do you want to develop your knowledge and skills with the support of fellow therapists?

Do you want to be valued for your work and contributions?

If so this job could be for you!

We are now recruiting for a Band 7 position in primary age complex needs The post will be for part time ( 18.75 hours per week). This post is permanent contract

The post sits within the complex needs team which includes Speech & Language Therapists, Assistant Practitioners, Bilingual Co-workers and Administrative Assistants.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly specialist speech and language therapist with:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Good presentation skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work flexibly and as part of a team
  • Well established knowledge of formal and informal assessment tools related to the client group
  • Well established knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions including a strong interest/experience in Total Communication and AAC
  • Knowledge of standards of clinical record keeping

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives. As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team. In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a betterwork-life balance.We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification

clinical and leadership


  • Relevant specialist experience of complex clinical caseload management
  • Relevant experience of working collaboratively with families and other services
  • Evidence of Implementation of evidence-based and child centred interventions relevant to clinical caseload
  • Experience of assessment for a wide range of children's speech, language and communication needs
  • Experience of involvement in managing/leading projects and delegating tasks/ allocate work to othersmembers of staff and students


  • Experience of writing and delivering training packages
  • Experience of leading/managing projects and delegating tasks/ allocating work to others
  • Working flexibly in different contexts, including IT systems
  • Demonstrates good skills in negotiation and managing conflict
  • An interest in and working knowledge in Total Communication strategies and Alternative and Augmentative Communication interventions



  • Relevant experience at band 6/7 level
  • Qualified and registered speech and language therapist
  • Evidence of relevant short courses for CPD


  • Participation in CEN or clinical pathway groups to develop knowledge and skills
  • Evidence of leadership responsibilities/role

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Werneth Primary Care Centre

Featherstall Rd South



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