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Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Lytham St Annes
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Fylde Coast Children's Therapy Team is a forward-thinking integrated team providing paediatric therapy services to children and families across Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre. We currently part time opportunity for a band 6 Speech and Language Therapists to join our friendly and supportive Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy team.

You will offer speech and language therapy management for predominantly children within our Social Communication caseload however this may change depend on experience and the needs of the service. The successful candidate will be working with children and young people with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties from 0-19. The post requires you to work with both other members of the speech and language therapy team and a range of other professionals.

The Speech and Language Therapy Team is a small but motivated team of enthusiastic clinicians and assistants.

Car owner/driveris essential to enable you to undertake the job.

Main duties of the job

This role will predominantly be working with children with Social Communication differences however this may change depend on experience and the needs of the service. The successful candidate should be experienced in speech and language therapy for the paediatric population.

This role will include working with children from 0-19 years of age across the Fylde coast. The successful candidate should be experienced in speech and language therapy for the paediatric population.

About us

The Fylde coast is a welcoming place to live, offering a mix of market town and rural locations as well as the more well-known locations of Blackpool and Lytham St. Annes. We are only 45 minutes away from Manchester and less than an hour away from the southern Lake District, with the university town of Lancaster in close proximity also.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work within and adhere to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Practice, relevant Trust policies, procedures and guidelines.

To be responsible for the management of a caseload of children with a variety of speech, language and communication difficulties across a range of settings.

To participate in the management (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, general management and discharge) of children referred to the service.

To be involved in the provision of support, guidance and information to parents and other professionals regarding speech, language and communication.

To assist in the clinical supervision and education of speech and language therapy assistants.

To participate in the clinical education of speech and language therapy students.

To work in the community as a lone practitioner in line with the BTHFT lone worker policy.

Please ensure you have read the attached, full Job Description & Person Specification before applying for this post, and for further information.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Honours Degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered member of the Health & Care Professions Council
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Attendance at relevant post-graduate training e.g. PECS, Hanen
  • A demonstrable commitment to CPD activity with evidence of same.


  • Registered member of RCSLT
  • Involvement in a Clinical Excellence Network



  • Significant range of paediatric experience post-qualification
  • Experience of undertaking initial assessments
  • Experience in using a wide range of assessment tools & methods (formal & informal
  • Experience in the diagnosis, treatment & general management of a wide range of speech, language & communication difficulties across the 0 -18 years age range
  • Experience of delivering group and individual therapy
  • Experience of formulating patient-centred treatment plans in conjunction with patients & carers
  • Experience of setting outcome-focussed therapy goals
  • Experience in supporting and advising parents / carers & other professionals re: strategies to help children with communication difficulties
  • Experience of working with children with additional needs
  • Experience of contributing towards Individual Education Plans and attending SEN Annual Review Meetings
  • Experience of delivering training to others (parents or professionals)
  • Experience of contributing to the development of evidence-based clinical pathways
  • Experience in the clinical education of speech and language therapy students
  • Experience of working with speech and language therapy assistants


  • Experience of working within special school or other additional needs settings



  • Excellent verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to include observation, active listening & empathy
  • Excellent clinic management skills
  • Excellent caseload management skills
  • Sound knowledge of the elements of clinical governance
  • Sound knowledge of general NHS issues e.g. safeguarding, consent etc
  • Sound knowledge of current best practice within speech and language therapy / clinical conditions
  • Ability to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to travel across the geographical area covered by the post.


  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


St Annes Primary Care Centre

Durham Ave

Lytham St Annes


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