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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Threemilestone, Truro
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are very pleased to be able tooffer an exciting opportunity to join our Autism Intensive Support Team in Cornwall as a Specialist Speech & Language Therapist.

The successful applicants will be working as part of a dynamic and enthusiastic Multi-Disciplinary Team. Successful applicants will offer a service to a complex caseload of adults aged 18 and over with Autistic Spectrum Condition who are referred to the service.

Proposed interview date: to be confirmed

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidates will have experience working with Adults with Autism, assessing and managing complex communication needs, as well as complex dysphagia management experience.

Candidates will need to have good understanding of current legislation and practices relating to Autism and evidence of this in their day to day working. A key aspect of the role is delivering training programmes relating to communication needs so the candidates must have experience in delivering training with excellent presentation and communication skills.

Working using technology has led to exciting developments in the way the team delivers services so candidates will need to be IT literate and have experience using digital clinical records, as well as the desire to explore new ways of engaging with stakeholders using technology. The candidates will also be required to work with multiple agencies and service providers across Cornwall which will require upon excellent communication skills.

Cornwall offers exceptional opportunities to explore the countryside and coast, with a huge variety of activities available letting your career and lifestyle choices come together.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Health Professions Council registered
  • Recent evidence of Continuing Professional Development and ability to complete reflective practice
  • Considerable experience of working with people with Autism


  • Evidence of further study at Masters level or equivalent experience

Skills and Aptitude


  • Excellent communication skills and ability to engage individuals with complex needs
  • Ability to be involved in a team, providing clear communication, support and motivation
  • Ability to organise and manage an individual caseload effectively, and to set own priorities

Knowledge and Abilities


  • Specialist knowledge and application of SLT assessments and interventions relevant to people with Autism
  • Knowledge of Mental Health conditions in association with autism
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of the impact of autism on language and communication


  • Knowledge of Autism and Mental Health legislation and current NICE guidance relevant to this client group

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Chy Govenek

Chy Govenek

Threemilestone, Truro


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