Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Senior Speech and Language Therapist to support patient's who have communication and swallowing difficulties across a variety of settings on the Wirral

You will join a passionate and motivated Speech and Language Therapy team.

Main duties of the job

Dysphagia assessment and intervention

Communication assessment and intervention

Working alongside junior colleagues to provide supervision and training

About us

Wirral Health and Social Care Community Trust is a forward thinking, developing but established Trust , committed to delivering high standards of care to all patients, and committed to support improvement in services. It supports it's staff to develop their skills, knowledge, providing internal training, opportunity for external training to achieve personal development and supporting career development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are a dynamic and friendly team who value our staff. We offer a range of support to staff in new roles, a well-established supervision, and appraisal structure, and will provide you with regular CPD and training opportunities

You must be able to work the advertised hours, and access to a car for work purposes is essential as well as having a full clean driving license and be flexible to travel between our service locations.

Please visit the Trust website for more information about our service.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Training


  • SLT Degree or recognised equivalent
  • Reg. member of RCSLT
  • Reg. member of HPC
  • Evidence of having completed some short courses including a basic dysphagia course
  • Have undertaken an accredited dysphagia course


  • Membership of an appropriate SIG

Experience and Knowledge


  • Minimum of 2 years in a post where 25% or more of working time was dedicated to patients with acquired problems
  • Can manage own caseload of complex problems with minimal support
  • Has experience of working with complex cases alongside or with supervision from a specialist therapist including those with dysphagia
  • Knowledge of current trends in the management of communication disorders in adults


  • Awareness of Total Communication
  • Experience of work in a variety of settings
  • Evidence of postgraduate study

Skills and Attributes


  • Can use a variety of assessment techniques, suitable for adults
  • Can demonstrate an awareness of continuing professional development
  • Demonstrates familiarity with record keeping standards
  • Car Driver


  • Demonstrates good auditory discrimination and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Established knowledge of relevant national policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and experience of clinical governance/audit
  • Understands and can use the principals of prioritisation
  • Demonstrate ability to be a good team member
  • Some computer skills Ability to produce own equipment using photocopier, computer graphics etc
  • Ability to use video/digital camera

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, including observation, listening and empathy
  • Can convey ideas and information in a confident and easily understood manner, both written and verbal
  • Adaptable to a varied and frequently changing work environment
  • Able to work in difficult, distracting environments, with challenging clients and where intense levels of concentration are required


  • Awareness of the importance of reflection
  • Developing skills in negotiation and problem solving
  • Organisational skills

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Highfield Centre, Victoria Central Health Centre

Mill Lane


CH44 5UF

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