Highly Specialised Speech & Language Therapist

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
In conjunction with the team manager and MDT, to plan, develop and co-ordinate the Speech and Language Therapy service to children with speech, language communication needs known to Tier 4 CAMHS. There is a strong support and advisory element within this role.

Main duties of the job

To assess and diagnose speech, language, communication needs (SLCN) for young peopleaccessing Tier 4 CAMHS including those with special educational needs and those in care.To develop and advise on strategies to support young people with SLCN accessing Tier 4 CAMHS.This includes working with young people and with the people work with and support them on a daily basis.Where appropriate and in agreement with the young person, to develop and implement highly specialist speech and language therapy treatment and programmes and to measure and evaluate outcomes. To contribute highly specialist knowledge to multi and uni-disciplinary teams to ensure a clientfocused approach to treatment. To attend high risk review meetings as requested.To communicate complex information from highly specialist assessment and treatment to clients, carers and other professionals.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for a full copy.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

To ensure that we continue to provide Outstanding for Care (as recently been awarded by CQC), CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached Update Service Applicant Guide document for further information.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100 and quote the vacancy reference number.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree or equivalent
  • Health Care Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses up to masters level equivalent
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Membership of Relevant Clinical Excellence Networks
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Awareness of SEN process and EHCP
  • Awareness of Code of Practice and National Curriculum
  • Well established knowledge of a broad range assessment tools relevant to the specialist client group
  • In-depth knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the specialist client group)
  • In depth knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions (relevant to the client group) and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits
  • In depth knowledge of the principles of clinical governance /audit
  • Understanding of the roles of other professionals (relevant to the client group)
  • Knowledge of standards of record keeping
  • Knowledge of Makaton and PECS, AAC
  • Auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience at a post graduate level
  • Relevant highly specialist experience post qualification
  • In-depth experience within specialist area

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