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Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Autism Intensive Support Team - Speech and Language Therapist band 6. We welcome applications from those seeking the opportunity to join at band 5 and follow a developmental route to the senior band 6 position

Do you want to work with individuals in mental health crisis who have diagnosis of Autism then please read on...

Base Wayside House but will be required to travel across Coventry and Warwickshire

Full time/part time hours considered -To support young people at key times, some work may be required outside of usual office hours.

Job overview:

An exciting opportunity has arisen foran enthusiastic and motivated Speech and Language Therapist to be part of our All Age Autism Intensive Support Team for Coventry and Warwickshire.

The team started as a pilot project nearly 5 years ago. The team have been successful in supporting a number of children with autism and mental health needs, improving their outcomes and reducing their need to go into hospital. Due to the success of the team additional funding has been awarded to extend the scope to include adults.

If you are driven, passionate and to want to work with Autistic children and adults who are in mental health crisis and are at risk of admission to hospital, then we want to hear from you.

The team is a specialist, multi-disciplinary team currently consisting of Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Nursing and Therapy Assistants and Assistant Psychologists.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job:
  • Clinical assessments
  • Communication plans
  • Specialist speech interventions
  • Reviewing targets
  • Risk assessments
  • Autism informed interventions to reduce the risk of an admission due to mental health crisis
  • Trauma informed practice
  • Creating autism profiles as part of a MDT
  • Providing individualised training to families and care providers

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support group

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities:

As a team we work systemically to understand and support the significant impact and challenges experienced by children and adults with autism who are in mental health crisis, and their families.

We work with the network around the child/young person (e.g. RISE, Adult Mental Health, Social Care, Education) and work closely with commissioners. As a speech and language therapist you will have experience of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working as you will need to attend and chair regular MDTs, CETRs and EMDTs.

As a Speech and Language Therapist you would visit individuals at their home / at school / in appropriate setting multiple times a week to engage them and carry out our assessments and interventions.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire, and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services. We see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

The team works across Coventry and the whole of Warwickshire (north and south) to provide additional therapeutic support for the families and individuals who are most at risk of an admission to a Tier 4 hospital.

We sit within the Learning Disability and Autism Directorate and as such we are part of a large multi-professional group which offers the opportunity for knowledge and skill sharing. There will be opportunities for Continual Professional Development, regular clinical supervision and participation in Reflective Practice Groups. Whilst we sit within this directorate, a higher proportion of the young people we support fall within Rise (CAMHS) with whom we also have strong links.

The team describe the work they do as no 2 days are the same and very rewarding when they are able to be part of the MDT in keeping a young person out of hospital

This is an exciting time to join our Team as we mature and expand and continue to look for innovative ways to support the families we work with. If you are passionate and motivated and are driven to prevent children and young people with autism and mental health needs and/or learning disabilities from being admitted to hospital, then we want to hear from you.

Car user essential

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kami Basra on telephone: 02476 961397 Email

Person Specification



  • SLT degree
  • RCSLT registered
  • HCPC registered



  • Ability to practice independently within clinical area
  • Proven knowledge and skills relevant to children's and/or adult SLT
  • Ability to provide specialist clinical advice on an individual case basis



  • SLT clinical experience of working with children/adults with a variety of clinical needs i.e. mental health
  • Experience in the development and delivery of training
  • Experience of multi-agency / professional working



  • Ability to travel independently across the city on a regular basis

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Wayside House

Wilsons Lane



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