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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist with a broad range of clinical skills and experience? Do you strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs? Are you flexible and motivated? Do you work well in a team? Then we are the team for you!

We are looking for Band 6 Speech and Language Therapists on a permanent basis to work within our friendly and established teams of both Therapists and Assistant Practitioners across a range of settings and specialties within Swansea Bay including Flying Start. This could include working within Flying start settings, mainstream schools, community clinics and specialist teaching units supporting a variety of communication needs.

We are a welcoming and forward thinking team working closely with our partners in the Local Authority, schools, support services and Health. The post holder will also benefit from professional support and development opportunities from specialist SLT colleagues, Band 7 SLT leads, as well as multi- agency members of the wider team.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will be passionate, hard-working and dynamic with an interest in service improvement. They will have excellent team working skills including experience of working with multi-agencies and across teams. The post holders will work as an autonomous practitioner to assess, diagnose and manage a range of speech, language and communication difficulties in a shared specialist caseload of children and young people across the footprint. You will support and facilitate student placements and mentor new members of staff. Experience of working in and managing a number of schools is desirable but support will be given. Working with Welsh medium pupils forms part of the role and so the ability to speak Welsh is desirable. There will be opportunities to gain skills organising and creating training, developing supervision skills and participating in total team development days and team meetings. You will also work with our senior therapists and wider team to ensure our service provides efficient, effective, patient centred care.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

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.

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

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Recognised SLT degree or equivalent
  • Registered member of RCSLT and HCPC
  • Completion of postgraduate specialist courses e.g. Dysphagia etc.


  • Relevant postgrad courses
  • CEN member



  • Assessment and management of individuals with severe and complex disabilities
  • Support and mentor less experienced SLT's, students and assistants
  • Use and interpretation of assessments for specialist caseload
  • Experience and knowledge of use of AAC
  • Planning and delivery of clinical audit
  • Experience and implementation of a range of specialist treatment options for individuals and groups
  • Training or teaching of SLTS, other professionals, medical staff and assistants
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage specialist caseload without direct supervision


  • Working within an MDT

Knowledge and Skills


  • Specialist knowledge underpinned by current evidence-based practice
  • Accurate administration and analysis of assessments leading to differential diagnosis
  • Good verbal and written skills to share complex and sensitive information
  • Able to work unsupervised and independently as an active member of MDT negotiating case management
  • Demonstrates understanding of wider public service policies
  • Implementation of clinical governance/audits/research within own specialism
  • Ability to use Microsoft packages including virtual platforms, spreadsheets etc


  • Experience of conflict resolution
  • Ability to speak Welsh

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrates understanding of own scope of practise and peson centred care
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner to meet the business needs


  • Ambassador for Speech and Language Therapy profession, department and Health Board

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Central Clinic

Orchard Street



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