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Children's Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Schools Team)

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and experience Children's Speech and Language Therapist to work as part of our forward-thinking team. You will be part of a friendly, experienced department who work closely with families and partner agencies to support children and young people's speech, language and communication needs. We have a well-established service providing a 'balanced system' across Salford delivering universal, targeted and specialist levels of support. These SLT roles will be within our SALT Enhanced Service and will involve delivery of clinical interventions in schools and/or specialist resource provisions, delivery and development of our training offer to schools, parents/carers, and colleagues and supervision/support of staff.

Due to the nature of the post you will need to be able to travel to different sites as required by the service.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver specialist clinical work within schools and/or specialist resource provisions as part of a Speech and Language Therapy team.
  • To assess and diagnose conditions and to plan and implement specialist Speech and Language Therapy programmes of care and treatment and discharge appropriately, using evidence-based practice.
  • To provide peer support to and receive peer support from other Speech and Language colleagues.
  • To work collaboratively with parents, carers and educators and to support children with a range of communication needs.
  • To demonstrate clinical effectiveness through the use of evidence based practice and outcome measures.
  • To support the development and delivery of training packages to parents/carers and teaching staff.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives. As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three

core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team. In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a betterwork-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information

around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration - license to practice
  • Member of RCSLT



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses
  • Full driving license (car owner/driver essential)

knowledge, skills and experience


  • Demonstrate excellent specialist knowledge in a wide range of paediatric communication disorders which is underpinned by current evidence based practice.
  • Relevant post-graduate experience working in schools.
  • Good planning organisational, caseload management and prioritisation skills.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated use of up to date assessment tools relevant to client group
  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions
  • Ability and commitment to deliver training packages
  • Basic IT skills
  • Good presentation skills both written and verbal

Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Good analytical and reflection skills
  • Ability to be a good team member and proactive in supporting senior staff and service delivery
  • Knowledge of national policies procedures and clinical guidance
  • Awareness of principles of clinical governance
  • Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of supporting equality and valuing diversity within their role.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal Hospital

Pendleton Way


M6 5FW

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