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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Paeds Dysphagia Lead

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an experienced Band 7 SLT to work with children with a wide range of complex needs.

You will join the complex needs team, and have responsibility to lead the dysphagia service for children from 0 - 19 years. You will manage children across children's centres, schools and wards with support from the wider Paediatric Team across Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB. You will provide management and leadership for the SLT's and TI's providing to our caseloads.

The children's SLT Team uses Malcomess Care Aims and Advanced Decision Making principles across the service in conjunction with many of the MDT Team. The children's SLT service has a range of clinical specialist posts available for support and second opinions and staff are fully support by both a line management structure , Band 8 Paediatric Leads and an Admin Team.

We are entering an exciting new phase of our development of services fit for the future and would welcome you joining us.

Main duties of the job

To lead the dysphagia service for babies and children.

To provide highly specialist speech & language therapy to babies and children and young people with a range of highly complex communication and swallowing disorders.

To work effectively in a multidisciplinary health team in managing babies and young children with complex health and learning difficulties.

Providing input to families of children in stages of grief as a result of childhood ill health and disability.

To function independently in the highly specialist assessment, diagnosis, development and implementation of appropriate speech and language therapy care packages for babies and very young children, with specific duties for children with complex communication and/ or feeding disorders.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg SLT department are a friendly and compassionate team who place a strong commitment to supporting staff well-being, supervision and continued professional development.

The children's SLT Team uses Malcomess Care Aims and Advanced Decision Making principles across the service in conjunction with many of the MDT Team. We have a range of clinical specialists available for support and second opinions and staff are supported by a line management structure, Paediatric Team Leads and an Admin Team.

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

CNS caseload


  • Post graduate dysphagia qualification
  • Worked in a multiagency team
  • Understanding of neurological disorders.
  • worked in a multidisciplinary Team
  • Special school experience
  • Post Graduate dysphagia experience
  • Suitable experience in managing a service and/or team.


  • suitable postgraduate training e.g. PECS, intensive interaction.

Skills in management


  • team management
  • line management / mentoring / supervision


  • change management



  • CNS experieice 6+years
  • dysphagia experience


  • range of roles in different settings
  • managing conflict

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Royal Glamorgan Hospital



CF72 8XR

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