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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join our friendly and innovative Stroke Rehabilitation Service in Cardiff? Your focus will be on developing specialist skills in order to deliver effective person-centred care to our patients across Cardiff and the Vale. There is a strong ethos of clinical and professional support including journal clubs, clinical peer support and daily wellbeing drop ins. We also have very close links to the wider SLT team offering opportunities for shadowing and CPD in more specialist and tertiary services as well as monthly In-Service Training sessions. There is an on site videofluoroscopy service.

We need an SLT who wants to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. You must be enthusiastic and confident in your own personal skills.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of a specialised SLT service to adults following a stroke. The post holder will have close links with SLTs working across the stroke pathway and may need to work flexibly across acute stroke and ESD. Please contact us to arrange a visit to meet our team or to chat more informally about this post!

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to work effectively in collaboration with the full multidisciplinary teams to promote the development, planning and delivery of intervention programmes and training in the specialist clinical area. The adult SLT service at Cardiff & Vale is a small and friendly service with Clinical Lead SLTs providing robust support and supervision. The post holder will be supported by a B7 SLT and work alongside other B6, B5 and B3 SLT staff. Participation in service projects and audits is encouraged.

Training and support will be provided to facilitate skill development and CPD is positively encouraged. Our team is very mindful of the trust's values of kindness, respect, trust & integrity and personal responsibility and would welcome anyone who is able to demonstrate these values.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focused on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community. Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find full Band 6 Job descriptions and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Speech & Language Therapy Degree
  • HCPC Registration


  • Membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Evidence of specialist post graduate CPD relevant to clinical area..
  • Completion of NQP
  • A post-graduate dysphagia qualification to at least RCSLT level C.



  • post graduate experience of working with a wide range of acquired swallowing and communication difficulties.


  • experience of working in stroke



  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Experience of using Microsoft Office and other IT packages

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board



Penlan Road


CF64 2XX

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