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Band 6 Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We have a part time vacancy (0.64 WTE) within our established and supportive team of SLTs who work solo and jointly with other children's community services such as OT, Physio, Complex Needs, and the Specialist Assessment Service (SAS - for autism diagnosis). We welcome applications from experienced Band 5 SLT's and established Band 6's who are looking to develop their specialist skills. UHB provides a Multi-professional Preceptorship Programme for all newly appointed clinicians, through which they receive additional support from the Trusts Professional Development and Education Team.

As a Band 6 SLT you will use established clinical skills to assess, manage and discharge children between 0-18 years, within a shared caseload system with support from senior colleagues. Clinical work is undertaken in educational settings, clinics, and family homes as appropriate for individual children.

We are looking for a clinician who is ready to develop their specialist skills and knowledge through clinical practice and active participation in Clinical Excellence Networks meetings. We are a research active trust with opportunities to study at master's and PhD levels.

Main duties of the job

Manage communication needs in appropriate locations, referring onto colleagues for dysphagia needs.

Develop specialist skills as service requirements dictate and as planned in annual appraisals.

Raise the profile of the Speech and Language Therapy through professional networking.

Maintain accurate case notes and records in accordance with HCPC, RCSLT and organisational standards.

Distributing written reports in a timely manner to clients, carers and other professionals, as required, including under relevant Education Acts., such EHCPs.

Work as a member of inter-disciplinary and inter-agency teams.

Liaise with other professionals, including those in Education and voluntary Sectors.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of speech and language therapy issues, assessments, treatment procedures and new technology through a variety of Continuing Professional Development activities (CPD).

Provide advice and support to relatives and carers.

Organise own caseload and identify needs, bringing to the attention of the specialist or Team Leader, issues relating to clinical decision making or service development.

Support clients through communicative situations which cause them significant difficulties.

Organise and supervise the work of assistants and volunteers.

To represent the Department at Trust-wide level following negotiation or election by colleagues as appropriate.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree
  • *License to practice & HCPC Registration
  • *Membership of RCSLT
  • *GCSEs (including A -- C grade in English & Maths, or equivalent)
  • *3 passes at A level (or equivalent)



  • *Able to assess develop and implement appropriate programmes of care, write reports and evaluate outcomes and treatment to meet the needs of the clients
  • *Wide range of experience with different client groups at undergraduate level
  • *Knowledge of and adherence to national and local clinical guidelines
  • *Aware of rules relating to confidentiality and data protection and shares information within these constraints
  • *Demonstrates knowledge about children's communication difficulties
  • *Sound understanding of SEND Code of Practice
  • *Able to identify areas for own personal and professional development and take steps to meet those needs
  • *Knowledge of, and adherence to, national and local clinical guidelines
  • *Awareness of and works within local, national and professional standards


  • *Experience of using video therapy techniques (e.g. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy)
  • *Developing specialist level skills in at least one area of clinical practice, such as speech sound disorder, dysfluency, cleft lip and palate, complex communication, special school provision etc.

Additional Criteria


  • *Able to make appropriate clinical decisions following assessment with access to a supervisor
  • *Able to define a differential diagnosis on the basis of evidence from assessment
  • *Able to structure clear care plans based on best practice
  • *Responsible for assessing, developing and implementing SLT treatment
  • *Able to reflect on practice with peers
  • *Able to contribute to multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams to ensure well coordinated care plans
  • *Able to identify breakdown in communication/conflict and seek advice and support to resolve
  • *Able to assist other SLT's in the training of others
  • *Able to maintain accurate case notes in line with local national and professional standards
  • *Able to gather and share data accurately to inform service delivery
  • *Able to work independently accessing appropriate supervision from peers and line managers
  • *Able to take responsibility for own professional actions but able to identify and seek advice and support when necessary
  • *Aware of, and adheres to service plan
  • *Able to comment on proposed service/policy developments within discussion
  • *Contributes to the development of SLT assistants and volunteers
  • *Promotes the profession by allowing pre-training course observers to attend sessions
  • *Supervises the work of assistants and volunteers
  • *Able to communicate complex condition-related information to clients, carers and other professionals
  • *Able to work closely with clients, carers and other professionals to reach joint decisions relating to client management
  • *Demonstrate empathy with clients and carers to ensure effective communication
  • *Demonstrates highly developed auditory and perceptual skills in the assessment, diagnosis and management of clients needs
  • *Able to care for and maintain equipment
  • *Able to identify resources necessary for delivering SLT services in own setting
  • *Able to take part in Clinical Governance and Audit projects within own area of service
  • *Able to maintain intense levels of concentration in all aspects of client care.
  • *Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • *Able to manage own time and prioritise tasks

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Solihull Community Nursing

Friars Gate, 1011 Stratford Road


West Midlands

B90 4BN

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