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Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist Clinics

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified Speech and Language Therapist with experience of working with children and young people? Would you like to join a forward thinking, innovative and supportive organisation? Then we have the role for you!

We would love to tell you about an opportunity that has just arisen for an experienced Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist to join our fantastic team here in Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP). The job itself will be based in our South Cheshire locality, and will provide opportunities to work in clinics. You will work alongside colleagues to implement Speech and Language therapy for children and young people of pre-school and school age and be well supported alongside our excellent team of therapists across the patch, as well as an experienced team leader.

We would be happy to support this role to be a development from Band 5 into Band 6 also.

We would be happy to consider both full time and part time roles

If you would like to play a crucial role in the development of these children and young people in the area - then please get in touch - we would love to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

- Completion of standardised assessments and evidence based intervention in a variety of different settings.

- Implementation of evidence based practice within the service.

- Working alongside education colleagues, parents, other members of the MDT to contribute towards outcomes being achieved.

- Involvement in the training programme offered by the service to promote a Universal, Targeted and Specialist tiered service.

- Participation in the EHCP process - both in regards to statutory assessments and annual reviews

- Contribution to peer review groups to promote CPD

- Supervision and support to Band 5 Speech and Language Therapists, Therapy Assistants, and Students.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide assessment, diagnosis and appropriate speech and language therapy intervention for clients referred to the Service in line with RCSLT Communicating Quality 3.
  • To manage a defined caseload independently
  • To manage his / her own time and have an ability to prioritise tasks with minimal support
  • To decide when to discontinue the management of a client and ensure that relevant professionals and client/carers are made aware as soon as possible of the reasons for this decision.
  • To identify the need for clinical support and advice and seek this from more senior clinicians as appropriate in order to provide a high quality Service.
  • To work closely with all appropriate agencies and colleagues for exchange of information and to ensure the comprehensive management of the client, as advised by a more senior clinician. This may include the provision of professional advice in the form of a report for inclusion in the Statutory Assessment of Special Educational Needs where this is requested and undertake Annual Reviews as appropriate.
  • To provide appropriate information, advice and support to clients and their carers.
  • To give and request second opinions when appropriate.
  • To attend multi-disciplinary meetings as required.
  • To be advised on the use of current practice by more senior clinicians.
  • To undertake the placements of Speech and Language Therapy students as appropriate.
  • To supervise assistants and volunteers as required.
  • To provide support for newly qualified Speech and Language Therapy students as appropriate.
  • To participate in the development of innovative practice in collaboration with more senior clinicians.
  • To participate in activities designed to improve the effectiveness of service provision.
  • To develop clinical expertise under direction and in consultation with more senior clinicians.
  • To keep up to date with current clinical and technological advances in discussion with more senior clinicians.
  • To provide training to others as appropriate

Person Specification



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC Registered


  • Appropriate Postgraduate Qualifications



  • Evidence of paediatric Assessment and treatment skills
  • Evidence of working with children of pre-school and school age
  • Evidence of working within clinics
  • Evidence of caseload management
  • Knowledge of SEND


  • Student mentor

Values / essential requirements


  • Evidence of understanding of MCHT Behaviours and values
  • Car driver

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Infinity House

Mallard Way



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