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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an experienced therapist looking to take the next step in your career in the beautiful South Wales Valleys and surrounding area?

We are delighted to offer this exciting opportunity for you to join the children's Speech and Language Therapy Service as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. You will work across the children's team supporting children with severe and complex communication needs and will support the implementation of the Additional Learning Needs Act in the speech and language therapy service under the supervision of the ALN departmental lead.

We are looking for a therapist who works well as part of a team with excellent communication skills and enjoys working collaboratively with others. You will demonstrate the Health Board values of listening, learning and improving, treating everyone with respect and always working together as on.

We are entering an exciting new phase of our development of services fit for the future and would welcome you joining the team.

Main duties of the job

You will join the children's SLT team, working across a range of locations including community clinics, children's centres and specialist educational settings. You will provide highly specialist assessment, diagnosis, treatment and advice for children with a range of severe and complex communication difficulties including those associated with diagnoses such as ASD, syndromes, physical disability or learning difficulties.You will provide management and leadership for the SLT's and TI's providing to our caseloads.

You will support the implementation of the Additional Learning Needs Act in the speech and language therapy service under supervision of the ALN departmental lead. This will include providing training, devising processes, audit and supporting the SLT team in managing children with additional needs.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg SLT department are a friendly and compassionate team who place a strong commitment to supporting staff wellbeing, supervision and continued professional development.

The children's SLT Team uses Malcomess Care Aims and Advanced Decision Making principles across the service in conjunction with many of the MDT Team. The children's SLT service has a range of clinical specialist posts available for support and second opinions and staff are fully supported by both a line management structure , Band 8 paediatric Leads and an Admin Team.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click 'Apply Now 'to view in Trac

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Appropriate and relevant post-registration experience in paeds setting
  • Multi-agency team working
  • Experience of using AAC
  • Managing conflict
  • Range of roles in different settings
Qualifications and / or Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist post-grad training suitable for client group e.g. PECS, Attention Autism
  • Understanding of neurological disorders.
  • Knowledge and experience of assessing and managing children with complex communication disorders
  • Change management knowledge
  • Quality Improvement knowledge
  • Speech and Language Therapy degree
  • HCPC registration
  • Working knowledge of Wales ALN Act
Abilities Essential
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Ability to communicate highly complex information
  • Counselling skills

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