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Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an experienced Speech & Language Therapist who is looking to develop your clinical and leadership skills?

An exciting clinical leadership opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified, registered and experienced speech and language therapists to work in the Blackburn with Darwen service. These posts will provide clinical leadership to SLT staff with in Blackburn with Darwen as well as the development of clinical pathways across Lancashire.

These posts are full time however the service would consider part-time.

These positions hold responsibility for clinical care pathways relating to Hearing Impairment and ASD. In addition to these specialist skills, we are seeking individuals who are interested in undertaking clinical transformation projects to shape our future service delivery model.

The service is currently working with Commissioners, System Partners and Marie Gascoigne to develop a system wide model to support speech, language and communication needs in Pennine Lancashire. Current programmes of change include early access, placed based care and developing targeted services.

Main duties of the job

Within Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust we are passionate about providing the best possible care and continuing to improve and develop the services we provide. We are looking for a motivated person to join our team who has a personal interest, specialist knowledge and relevant skill base in improving speech, language and communication skills for children and young people. We require commitment and drive for promoting The Balanced System framework and excellent leadership skills to engage and support the system in providing coordinated services to meet a range of communication needs.

You will work in partnership with the Team Coordinator to support the day to day management of Speech and Language Therapy staff. You will manage a complex caseload and be capable of working autonomously to provide direct clinical care. You will be able to provide effective clinical and professional supervision, be able to identify training needs of individuals and lead on the delivery of suitable training, demonstrating high level, expert speech and language therapy skills and knowledge. You will be required to support student placements and be required to meet the travel requirements of the post.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Degree or equivalent in speech and language therapy
  • Current Professional Registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of formal training / self study / specialist experience to Masters level equivalent
Knowledge Essential
  • Extensive knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools for children with diverse needs.
  • Extensive knowledge of a range of therapy techniques and programmes and their applications for children with diverse needs/ related to client group
  • Extensive critical understanding & knowledge of research, evidence-based practice and current issues relating to client group
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of working with children with complex needs and their families in community settings
  • Safeguarding of children and implementation of policy and procedures with evidence of training/updates
  • Evidence of leading and implementing clinical change

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