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Speech and Language Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Speech and Language Therapist who has clinical knowledge in the assessment and management of the needs of children and young people in your care?

If so we would love you to join our team working as part of the Children's and Families Care Group working in the Children's Learning Disability Service.

This is a dynamic post that requires you to work closely with multi-disciplinary/agency teams in addressing a range of speech, language and communication needs with children and young people with a Learning Disability.

Main duties of the job

  • Be competent and proficient in delivering the requirements of the speech and language therapy role working as part of the multi-disciplinary team with children and young people in the Children's Learning Disability service.
  • Demonstrate at all times the Partnership Trust's Values and Behaviour Framework.
  • Be a Speech and Language Therapist and have a professional and clinical knowledge in the assessment and management of the needs of children and young people in your care.
  • Be responsible for a defined population of service users.
  • Be skilled in the assessment of the speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) of service users with a Learning Disability and in the development, implementation and evaluation of support/treatment packages.
  • Demonstrate initiative and be creative in finding solutions to problems.
  • Work with the team leader / senior therapist undertaking delegated tasks as required.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information relating to this position, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Degree in speech and language therapy or equivalent. Registration with HCPC



  • Evidence of/willing to undertake post-registration training relevant to the post.


  • Attendance at relevant clinical excellence networks.
  • Post graduate courses in a relevant, profession-specific topic.

Work Experience:


  • Relevant experience/placements for the role including assessment and management of SLCN Ability to manage time and caseload effectively. Supporting service users, families and carers as required.



  • Evidence of clinical knowledge relevant to the post. Understanding of Information Governance, Data Protection, To adhere to and apply the HCPC standards of proficiency and conduct, performance. A baseline knowledge of speech and language therapy core skills and the positive impact they have on individuals, families and their carers.

Skills & Competencies:


  • The necessary competencies required to undertake this role are derived from skills for health and aligned to national occupational standards occupational

Special Requirements:


  • Working across community settings and have the ability to travel within a geographical area to meet the requirements of the post.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Michael's Court, Lichfield

Block 6, St Michael's Court


WS13 6EE

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