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2927 - Advanced Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Band 7 Advanced Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist with significant interest and experience in neonates and paediatrics to join our dedicated paediatric and neonatal SLT team at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful candidate will provide specialist clinical expertise and advice on the assessment, diagnosis, and management of neonates and babies with dysphagia and support early communication and neurodevelopmental care. Additionally, the role includes covering the children's ward and children's assessment unit.

The post holder will provide clinical expertise to the multi-disciplinary team to inform their decision making and to provide advice and guidance to carers, non-clinical staff or members of other professions, who may be influenced by this and to maintain professional relationships with relevant others working as part of the wider team.

As part of the leadership team, the post holder must be flexible and dynamic and have a positive approach to enhancing service delivery and implementing NHS Frameworks and Quality Guidelines.

Please see the attached documents for further information (Job description and person spec) and feel free to circulate to colleagues who may be interested.

Main duties of the job

We offer clinical supervision, staff support, professional development opportunities within a supportive working environment. Excellent training facilities are available within the Trust. Barnsley is located within easy access to the major cities of Sheffield and Leeds, and also benefits from bordering on the scenic Yorkshire Dales and Peak District National Park.

To provide a highly specialised service for neonates, supporting the feeding journey and early communication, as well as addressing dysphagia and swallowing difficulties in paediatrics.

To develop, provide and participate in the training and support of other professionals working with this client group.

To oversee the clinical provision of input to babies and children with dysphagia and to provide assessment and advice to the client group, their carers and other professionals.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

For individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route please use the link below to check your eligibility Check if you need a UK visa - GOV.UK (, band 2 and 3 roles are no longer eligible for sponsorship.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important
  • In around 100 words please describe how you ensure you build and sustain positive working relationships within a team?

Skills and Abilities


  • Significant relevant clinical skills gained during a postgraduate period.
  • Skills to promote the service to the public and other health, education and social service professionals.
  • Understand the need for confidentiality.
  • Awareness of health and safety requirements.

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Highly developed Substantial specialist experience of a range of clinical protocols in paediatric dysphagia including neonates, infants and children
  • Proven clinical competence in the assessment, diagnosis and management of children with dysphagia including neonates, infants and children
  • Experience co-ordinating the work of others
  • Substantial experience in developing, writing, delivering and evaluating training to others including groups
  • Substantial Knowledge of contemporary issues in the Health, Education and Social Care Community relevant to the client group.
  • To demonstrate substantial and comprehensive skills in the field of paediatric dysphagia, neonates and young children, including the provision of specialist programmes of intervention
  • Substantial knowledge of the functions of related professions with this client group.



  • Degree in Speech and Language Pathology and Therapy, or equivalent.
  • RCSLT Certificate to Practice as a Speech and Language Therapist
  • Current registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Dysphagia


  • Advanced Post Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Dysphagia



  • Proven relevant continuous professional development in paediatric dysphagia, including neonates

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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