Skip to main content

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

View more

Mental health
Band 6
Part Time
Have you ever wanted the best of both worlds in clinical practice or a chance to develop knowledge and skills with in an associated area of practice without committing yourself?

We have an exciting part-time vacancy ( 30 hours per week) to cover Maternity Leave for 12 months in both Paediatric Special Needs (Early Years only) and Adult Learning Disability ( 18 + years) .

The Milton Keynes Speech and Language Therapy service is well established both within an integrated, multidisciplinary Social Care ALD Team and within the Children's Community Services team at the Child Development Centre. You will be part of a team of Therapists and Associate Practitioners with excellent clinical administrative support.

Post- Graduate dysphagia experience is desirable for this post but not essential.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include the following and must be completed independently:

Within the Early Years CDC team:
  • Comprehensive assessment of the child's needs and skills whilst taking a personalised approach to support that considers the parents' aspirations.
  • Assessment of the needs of the parents/carers and their aspirations for their child.
  • Planning and carrying out evidence-based interventions with and for children and parents in settings
  • Alongside the team, participating in maintaining and developing excellence in clinical practice within relevant areas of the service.

Within the ALD Team
  • Assessment, treatment and management of service users' speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) associated with Learning Disability in a range of settings.
  • Provide person-centred episodes of care that promote independence and quality of life.
  • Assessment, treatment and management of dysphagia in service users with a learning disability ( desirable only).

About us

We place high emphasis on supervision and well being to support you in your role and to reflect and learn with colleagues who highly value both clinical and personal development as well as supporting you to be able to use your creative thinking to contribute towards service development. You will receive excellent mentoring support from the Team Leader and the benefits of working both in an NHS Trust and within MK City Council.

You will receive excellent mentoring support from the Team Leader and peer supervision to continue to develop your clinical knowledge and skills and will be able to use your creative thinking to contribute towards service development.

Milton Keynes is a growing and vibrant city with easy access to the M1 and superb facilities in terms of everyday living and leisure activities. It is a leafy, green city with many parklands alongside the famous concrete cows! The surrounding areas also provide affordable accommodation. It is easy to get around by car and you generally will not have to travel more than 15 minutes to appointments thanks to the dual roads and grid system.

Access to own transport is essential as you may be travelling around the locality as part of your job role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the job and main responsibilities for both early years and adult learning disability, please see the attached job descriptions

Person Specification



  • Assessment skills for SLCN in Adult LD
  • Work within the principles of empowerment and personalised care
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to relate and interact with Service Users and their carers with ease, be able to overcome communication barriers and display sensitivity to social, cultural and economic issues, taking the wider needs of the Service User and family into account
  • Evidence of highly developed time management, organisational skills and ability to work under pressure


  • Assessment skills for SLCN in paediatric special needs
  • Paediatric/adult dysphagia skills
  • Understanding of the code of practice in relation to EHC plan contributions



  • HCPC Registered
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification ( or equivalent)


  • Degree level 2:1 or above

Knowledge and Skills


  • independent practitioner in both ALD and CDC


  • Dysphagia trained
  • Knowledge and skill in providing evidence - based interventions for ALD and paediatric special needs

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Child Development Centre

Milton Keynes University Hospital Campus

Milton Keynes


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert