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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - LD Community Team East

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
The Cornwall Adult Learning Disability Team is seeking a Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly and supportive team.

The post holder will work alongside a cohesive, innovative and dynamic MDT to improve quality of life and reduce health inequalities for adults with Learning Disabilities with communication and dysphagia needs. The post holder will contribute to service development, supervision of colleagues and autonomously manage a caseload of adults with complex needs who are referred to the service.

The post holder will provide communication and dysphagia assessment and interventions using core SLT skills for individuals with a learning disability e.g., Keyword signing, Intensive Interaction, high-tech AAC and mealtime assessment. 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.

The successful candidate will have post graduate experience at band 5 and/or band 6 level or equivalent. Experience of working with people with Learning Disabilities, skills for delivering training, and dysphagia competencies are preferred. We can support the right candidate to develop these skills if required.

This post is based in East Cornwall.

Proposed interview date: to be confirmed

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will offer a service to a caseload of adults aged 18 and over with learning disabilities, who are referred to the service.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.

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

Knowledge and Abilities


  • Understanding the health needs of people with a learning disability

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Carew House

Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road


PL31 2QN

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