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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - DLD

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist
Band 6
Full Time
As a result of internal secondment, we have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced SLT to join our Children's community Speech and Language Therapy Service as a Specialist Therapist for Developmental Language Disorder.

This post is Fixed Term until 31st of August 2024 to meet the needs of the service.

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

Main duties of the job

You will work in the local Speech and Language Class (based at Llwncrwn Primary school), providing assessment and support to the children in the class, as well as work closely with the teachers there. You will also work in community clinics across the Health board supporting children with complex language difficulties. You will support their differential diagnosis and provide DLD diagnoses as required. You will act as the specialist for DLD in the Health Board and support the training and development of other staff in this area. You will liaise, as needed, with other professionals, for example health visitors, consultants, other allied health professionals and education staff.

The children's speech and language therapy service consists of a large team of therapists and TIs across all bandings, with access to clinical specialists and admin support. The department is committed to working innovatively and there is a robust support and clinical supervision programme in place.

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 University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description Job responsibilities

For detailed information and responsibilities, please see the attached Job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • SLT degree
  • HCPC registration
  • Member of CEN
Experience Essential
  • Experience in a paeds settings
  • Experience of independently managing own caseload
  • Supervision of SLT students
  • Delegating programmes to assistants/ TIs
  • Provision of professional supervision/mentoring to less experienced SLTs
  • Providing training to colleagues (SLTs and others)
Skills Essential
  • Ability to analyse complex SLT assessments
  • Ability to complete complex reports, suitable for various audiences
  • Excellent auditory discrimination skills
Knowledge Essential
  • Good knowledge of suitable assessments to use for DLD
  • Good knowledge of suitable treatments for DLD
  • Good knowledge of ALN

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