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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Full Time
The Cornwall Speech and Language Therapy service has an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist to join our Midand West Cornwall Teams to support maternity cover.

The post is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to step into a specialist role or move into the local area.

You will hold a mixed community caseload and offer support in education settings, through home visits and clinic appointments in the Mid and West Cornwall area, such as Truro and Camborne, Pool, Redruth.

What we can offer you
  • be part of an established children's service who have a strong ethos on promoting staff wellbeing
  • regular supervision and caseload management
  • opportunities to deliver intervention blocks as part of our episode of care model
  • regular CPD through in house away days, team meetings and through the trust's central development fund
  • flexible working options

We will consider applicants looking for part time work.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to participate in the delivery of a speech and language therapy service providing specialist assessments, intervention and advice for children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • Participate in the provision of a high standard, specialist Speech and Language Therapy service, providing specialist assessments, intervention and advice for children and young people including those with highly complex presentations.
  • To guide, educate and work alongside parents, carers and other professionals to support children and young people with speech, language, communication.
  • To participate in clinical governance and service development within the Speech and Language Therapy teams in partnership with professional specialists, and other clinical leads.
  • Coordinate and lead a small local team of Speech and Language Therapists including chairing regular meetings to discuss caseload management and team needs.

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 532,000 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



  • oDegree in Speech and Language Therapy (or equivalent qualification).
  • oTo have fully signed-off the Newly Qualified Practitioner Competencies as set out by the Royal College of Speech Language Therapists
  • oRegistration with Health Professions Council
  • oHave evidence of attending and using specialist knowledge gained from post-graduate study and attending courses


  • oMembership of the RCSLT
  • oFieldwork educator / Clinical placement supervisor /Experience as a clinical educator of SLT students



  • oClinical experience of working with autism, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and with children and young people with complex conditions and needs
  • oHighly developed skills of clinical assessment, evaluation and intervention for children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties.
  • oExperience of working with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams, with an understanding of team roles and professional roles


  • oExperience of evaluating service delivery and monitoring effectiveness and outcomes of intervention

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Truro Health Park

Infirmary Hill



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