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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/08/2021.

Speech and Language Therapist: Band 6

Job Reference: 241-436FC-21-B

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Speech and Language Therapist working with AAC
Breightmet Health Centre, Bolton
£31,365 - £37,890 pa

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2008 and, in 2011, we became an integrated provider with community health services joining the trust. Covering a catchment area that also incorporates parts of Bury, Wigan and Salford, we deliver hospital and community based services from the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth and from 20 health centres across Bolton, to a catchment population of 320,000 people. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Buildings, names and models of care have changed over the centuries, but one thing has remained constant and is prevalent among our 5,900+ staff members: the enduring commitment to providing the best health and care for the people of Bolton.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated provider of acute, intermediate and community health care serving the population of Bolton. This provides us with an opportunity for our services to work closely with our partners in primary care and the local authority to ensure a seamless service for our patients.

Here at Bolton our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We ensure our patients receive the highest quality of Care and are guided by our trust Values. We are proud that our Trust is a centre of excellence for maternity, neonatal and care for children, and that it has been rated as Good by the Quality Care Commission (CQC). This is in recognition of the patient experience and quality of care that our staff provide to patients. It is also supported by our Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Framework for Professional Practice.

The Family Care Division aims to deliver the highest standards of care in maternity, sexual health, gynaecology and a range of acute and community children’s services. We deliver over 6,000 babies and carry around 1,500 gynaecological procedures each year. The Trust also has a tertiary level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, enabling 1 in 4 women across Greater Manchester to receive in-utero transfer and birth at extreme premature gestation at Bolton.

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist to work in a full time role who has knowledge, skills and experience in the management of communication disorders for children and young people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The successful candidate will have skills to support the assessment and implementation of both high-tech and low-tech AAC systems. This role is an excellent opportunity for a motivated practitioner to extend their knowledge and skills in electronic assistive technology to support communication.

If successful you will join our dedicated team of Paediatric Speech and Language Therapists and Assistants working with a paediatric case load in a range of settings including nurseries; clients’ homes; early years’ team; community clinics; mainstream primary schools and primary and secondary special schools.

You will need to be able to assess children using a wide range of informal and formal assessments; provide verbal and written advice; devise therapy programmes and be able to train nursery and school staff in the implementation of these; provide written advice which could be used towards Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP) and annual reviews. You will also be required to work collaboratively, within a range of settings, with a range of professionals including early years support workers, nursery and education staff. You will therefore need to demonstrate good communication, interpersonal, organisational, time management and prioritisation skills.

Clinical supervision is provided through joint work with other team members; team meetings; case note audit and clinical supervision sessions with highly specialist SLTs and peers and through appraisals.

The aims of this Trust are to improve the health of and provide the best possible care to the population in which we serve and ensure that our staff have joy and pride in their work. We are striving to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve. We value our staff and can offer excellent opportunities for further training and development. We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

We will also consider a Band 5 Therapist wanting to develop their skills.

Breightmet Health Centre, Breightmet Fold Lane, Bolton, BL2 6NT

If you would like to know more about the post or arrange an informal visit, please contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMark VarleyJob titlePrincipal Service Lead for: Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy/ Early Years Communication and Language Development ServiceEmail addressmark.varley@boltonft.nhs.ukTelephone number(01204) 463898

The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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