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Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Following successful internal promotion, this post would be an excellent development opportunity for a newly qualified Band 5 therapist looking for their first role or for someone seeking next steps within the profession. The role will expand their knowledge and skills working with children aged 2 - 18 in a community setting across a wide range of speech, language and communication needs.

The role is a full time permanentposition. Although advertised as full time, a preference for part time would be considered and can be discussed.

There are two posts available one will be based at St Austell Hospital and at Truro Health Park, covering children across the St Austell and Truro area, the other is located in East Cornwall. These are small hubs with other therapists with opportunities for liaison, supervision and team working. It also lends itself to working from home for some of the week.

The SLT Service has a range of continuing development opportunities ranging from individual to service-wide training. There is also access to a range of specialist SLT practitioners for advice and support. The trust offers a preceptorshipprogramme for newly qualified therapists. Support will be given to help achieve RCSLT newly qualified competencies.

Main duties of the job

? Be professionally and legally responsible for your own caseload as an autonomous practitioner, and for all aspects of your work, seeking guidance as appropriate.? Maintain own competency in line with HCPC and RCSLT codes of conduct and standards of practice.? Plans, manages and prioritises own patient caseload independently and time-efficiently with access to appropriate level of support and advice.? Works individually and as part of multidisciplinary teams to provide a service for children and young people with communication disorders and their carers.

? Attends all mandatory training as required by CPT.? Adhere to the trust and SLT service policies and procedures such as :-Attend mandatory training, Participate actively in the annual appraisal system,

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

For full information of the roles and responsibilities of this role, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Degree in Speech & Language Therapy (or equivalent qualification)
  • License to practice from Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
  • Current professional registration with HCPC


  • Membership of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists, and evidence of own ongoing professional development



  • Undergraduate paediatric clinical experience in a range of settings
  • To be able to deal with a range of clinical issues and formulate appropriate strategies for caseload management
  • Have high levels of insight, skill and experience to work in partnership with the patient, to determine an intervention programme that balances all aspects of their needs


  • Post graduate SLT experience working with children
  • To have an understanding of the use of visual strategies, and symbol systems e.g. Picture Exchange Communication System.
  • Have knowledge of differential diagnosis regarding SLT

Skills and Aptitude


  • Have a willingness to learn and develop

Knowledge and abilities


  • Knowledge of assessment tools and appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant for use with children
  • To have knowledge of signing systems e.g. Makaton
  • Be able to cope with and appropriately manage the emotional consequences of working with patients with distressing conditions, or in challenging situations


  • Have knowledge of national and local clinical guidelines, and their application of clinical practice

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Austell and Truro Or East Cornwall



PL26 6AA

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