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Speech and Language Therapist - Schools Team

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Luton, Bedfordshire
Depending on experience per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly and supportive team in Luton.

Following significant investment from our local authority partners we are looking to extend our current workforce of therapists in Luton and are looking for a Band 5 Therapist to join our Mainstream Schools Team.

Interviews will take place on 11th December 2023.

Part time hours or a different working pattern could be considered - please contact the service to discuss what you are looking for.

We need:

A motivated and enthusiastic therapist who is willing to work flexibly

Someone looking to develop their clinical knowledge and skills

(Should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised)

Main duties of the job

You will:

Along with the team, manage a caseload providing targeted, evidence-based assessment and therapy

Work across mainstream schools in Luton, developing a link therapist role in a number of schools

Work closely with colleagues in Health and Education

Participate in training to parents and other professionals around SLC needs

As a Service we provide:

A comprehensive support programme for newly qualified therapists

Formal and informal training, including shadowing opportunities

Regular robust clinical supervision and a mentoring system

Continued Professional Development opportunities including in house training and external courses

Reflective clinical forums and buddying systems

Regular whole service and locality team meetings

If this sounds like your type of role, use the job link below, we'd love to hear from you!

Applications are welcomed from newly qualified or about to qualify Speech and Language Therapists as well as those looking to join an expanding and innovative NHS trust. This is a diverse role working with pre school and school age children with SLCN in a range of settings.

You will work as part of the community clinic team with shared pre-school and school age caseloads.

You will work closely with parents and professionals including providing training to enable parents and others to support children's language and communication needs.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake a range of assessments, both standardised and non-standardised, taking account of medical, social and educational factors, in order to make a differential diagnosis.

To plan, deliver and evaluate intervention following professional guidelines and agreed service standards

As part of that process, to be able to plan appropriate long term and short term goals, empower schools and families to embed the strategies and targets and work towards closing the package of support

To undertake administrative duties connected with the caseload including maintenance of case notes and provision of written reports, following service standards

To ensure that all work is carried out in close collaboration with all those involved in childrens care so that the approach to intervention and support is co-ordinated and comprehensive

To identify when there is a need for a second opinion, referring to senior colleagues or SLT specialists as appropriate

To make onward referral as appropriate

To deliver training to enhance the skills of the wider workforce around Speech, Language and Communication

To develop clinical skills and professional knowledge through experience, training and supervision

To take part in the supervision of students with support

To take part in supervision of the work of SLT Assistants and volunteers when required

Please see attached JD & PS for more details

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Recognised S& lt Degree or equivalent Health Professions Council Licence to Practice Registered member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists


  • Attendance at relevant CEN



  • Demonstrates a well-established knowledge of a range of clinical disorders, assessments and appropriate therapeutic interventions in specialist field including management of children with social communication difficulties
  • Evidence of high level of specialist knowledge/skills as a result of experience/CPD
  • Knowledge and understanding of ASD
  • Evidence of working in a multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience of carrying out supervision and appraisals



  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically.
  • Awareness of the principles of clinical governance/audit
  • Negotiation and problem solving skills

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


Liverpool Road Health Centre

9 Mersey Place

Luton, Bedfordshire


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