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Band 7 Highly Specialist SLT School-Age Co-ordinator

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join our Children's SLT team in Birmingham : a vibrant multicultural city!

It's an exciting time for the service:
  • Significant new investment from health and our education partners to grow the team across a range of bands including significant growth in our leadership team
  • Community SLT teams working in localities developing local networks and building skills in the wider workforce, increasing our impact
  • A growing SEND locality therapy agenda to integrate education and Local Authority and Early years partners, supporting a graduated approach to helping children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
  • Just completed our first year in delivering a Balanced System approach to support children with SLCN working in partnership with families, the Local Authority and a wide range of stakeholders

Are you passionate about integrated working, functional outcomes for children, enabling education staff and parents and supporting your SLT team to deliver on this?We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly and forward thinking community team, taking on a role as anSchool-Age Locality Coordinator supporting and advocating for children with SLCN in the North Locality of Birmingham.

Main duties of the job

You will:
  • Coordinate and support a team of SLTAs, NQPs and experienced SLTs to deliver clinical care to children focussing on school-age with SLCN in the North West area of the city
  • Work with the Early Years Co-ordinator and Team Leader within NW locality to develop services, manage waiting lists and offer support and supervision.
  • Work with the other School-age Locality Co-ordinators to develop best practice to this population across the city.
  • Be part of the service level management team shaping the direction of the SLT service in Birmingham
  • Build local networks and contribute to new ways of working in collaboration with the wider stakeholders.
  • Support the staff in your team to work in ways which optimise impact and deliver on outcomes.

About us

Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Professional Lead and Service Clinical Managers to address clinical issues and process matters related to the specialist area and identify opportunities for service transformation and innovation.
  • Ensuring the clinical quality aspects of the service delivery in specialist area are maintained and taking early action to manage any clinical risk as appropriate.
  • Leading in audits and reviews of evidence to underpin current practice within the Service.
  • Contributing to the measurement of outcomes, evaluation and updating of packages of care used within the service in specialist clinical area
  • Collecting and analysing statistical data in local designated area
  • Demonstrating understanding of the demands and the changing local and national context in which the service operates
  • Assisting or leading, as requested, on the management of complaints and incidents at local level
  • Contributing to discussions around setting the direction for the service including foreseeing risks and opportunities.
  • Working autonomously prioritising in own work area, balancing all service-user area and professional demands
  • Accessing the tools and support required to continue to develop the use of informatics and technology to deliver quality and cost-effective care
  • To participate in the operational planning and implementation of policy and service development in the Serviceinline with the Trusts strategic objectives

Person Specification

Skills/ knowledge


  • Knowledge of the national and political agenda influencing health services and specific service area
  • Competent in using electronic systems relevant to practice in the Trust and in the clinical area



  • First degree level qualification, relevant to service area
  • HCPC Licence to practice
  • Full Membership of Professional body, relevant to service area
  • Evidence of recent relevant CPD activities in specialist area
  • Relevant training in specialist area e.g. post graduate dysphagia qualification, Sensory-Integration, neurological rehabilitation
  • Relevant training in clinical leadership


  • Masters post graduate qualification, relevant to service area



  • Extensive experience of diagnostic assessment and intervention in specialist area of service
  • Extensive experience of working as a specialist therapist with children and families in a range of multi-disciplinary and / or multi-agency teams in Local Authority and Health settings
  • Extensive experience of managing a mixed and complex caseload of children and young people with a range of developmental disorders and delays
  • Significant experience of managing safeguarding concerns and an understanding of local processes
  • Relevant experience of using leadership skills for service development
  • Significant experience in providing support and supervision to colleagues and other professionals
  • Extensive experience of providing complex written and verbal information to others to a high standard
  • Significant experience of delivering successful/effective training to a range of qualified professionals in the area of specialism

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


community sites with Moseley Hall Hospital as service base

Alcester Rd


B13 8JL

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