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Children's Senior Speech & Language Therapist

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Do you want to be part of a forward thinking, innovative and dynamic team?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to expand our Children's Speech & Language Service, to include a Senior Speech & Language Therapist, with a focus on our Enhanced service. This is a 12 month post, but there is the possibility that it will be extended as the service grows.

The Children's Speech and Language Therapy Enhanced Service provides an opportunity for mainly schools, to purchase additional, bespoke services to enhance provision and further improve outcomes for children and young people.

Our services are currently commissioned by over 60 schools, and other public sector organisations and it has been established for over 10 years. But we want to grow this service and that is where you come in. We are looking for someone who is flexible, motivated and passionate about promoting speech, language and communication skills in children and young people. Working as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team, you will use your skills and knowledge to encourage, educate and train others and embed best practice, with the ultimate aim of growing the enhanced service.

Being part of an organisation as diverse as Sandwell & West Birmingham provides you with great career development opportunities, to be innovative and gives you permission to grow both professionally and personally and really make a difference.

Main duties of the job

  • Accessing supervision within a Personal Development Review (PDR) framework, the post-holder independently assess, diagnoses and manages the speech, language and interaction needs of children, in particular those with complex difficulties/presentations.
  • The post-holder provides both direct and indirect intervention, advice and support working within a multi agency model in order to ensure that the holistic needs of clients are met.
  • The post-holder has a pivotal role in effectively communicating complex technical and/or sensitive information to many stakeholders.
  • The post-holder plans and participates in client-centred activities with the Children's Therapies team, in partnership with all significant others involved with the client, including professionals in Health and Education.
  • The post-holder liaises both orally and in writing with any significant others involved in the management of the client, within and outside the NHS, to ensure the client's needs are met effectively and efficiently.
  • The post-holder may be responsible for the oversight of a locality caseload, including clinical administration and appointments, in order to meet access criteria and ensure a cost-effective, quality service. He/she supports staff of other bands to manage own and/or locality caseload.
  • The post-holder is responsible for managing his/her own caseload, including clinical administration and appointments, in order to meet access criteria and ensure a cost-effective, quality service.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated care organisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises. The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we d
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further details, please see the attached job description and person specification to see what the job entails.

    Person Specification



    • A degree (or diploma) in Speech & Language Therapy from a recognised training establishment.
    • Member of RCSLT
    • Registration with HCPC



    • Evidence of a range of post-graduate experience of working with children, in a variety of setting, with a range of speech, language and interaction problems.
    • Completion of NQP competencies
    • Evidence of participation in the delivery and development of training to a variety of recipients, both professional and non-professional.
    • Experience of managing and prioritising a case load
    • Experience of working with assistants, students, newly qualified therapists and others as appropriate.


    • Participation in specific post graduate training
    • Experience of participating in clinical service development in response to local and national priorities.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust


    B71 4HJ

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