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Speech and Language Therapist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity exists for a conscientious, motivated and innovative speech therapist to work within the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Flying Start service. We require enthusiastic and positive practitioners who are pro-active and have a 'can do approach'.

The post holder will be working as part of a dynamic team of Speech and Language practitioners, within Cardiff Flying Start Speech and Language Team. The post holder will be supporting identified families at a Universal and Targeted level with a remit for the prevention and early identification of Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

The post holder will implement the Flying Start Speech, Language and Communication initiatives to children aged 0-4 years old, living in or accessing Flying Startservices. The nature of the service delivered may evolve and change of time to reflect approved Flying Start Funded projects.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will facilitate and empower parents and carers to promote the development of children's communication in close collaboration with other Flying Start team members, actively involving parents in all aspects of their child's communication development, promoting parenting skills and supporting families to access to other support networks.

The post holder will advise and/or train parents, carers, Flying Start workers, childcare staff and others in the child's environment on facilitating and enhancing the child's communication development and environment.

The post holder will contribute to the ongoing development of the Flying Start Speech and Language service.

The post holder will offer supervision to Band 5 SLT's and Band 4 Speech and Language Technical Instructors as well as providing placements toSpeech and Language Therapy Students.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
  • Registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council


  • Hanen training



  • Experience of a specific preschool caseload
  • Experience of collaborative working within multi-agency and multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of providing training to other professionals
  • Experience of providing clinical placements for SLT students


  • Experience of working as part of a Flying Start team



  • Experience of training others in how to identify and support children with speech language and communication difficulties.
  • Experience of delivering training to parents


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Knowledge of screening programmes e.g. WellComm.

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Flying Start, The Conference Centre

East Moors Road


CF24 5RR

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