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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/12/2019.

Childrens Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 236-RCOM-P165-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Childrens Speech and Language Therapy
Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale
£30,401 - £37,267 pro rata

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Service/Ward/Department Summary:

The children’s acute and ongoing needs service is keen to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated speech and language therapist. This is an exciting opportunity to work primarily as part of the pathway focusing on children with Developmental Language Disorder under the supervision of the Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and alongside therapists and senior assistants. The team works peripatetically across the whole of the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale area and works closely with colleagues (SLTs and specialist teachers) from the Local Authority. The team are committed to evidence based practice and individualised care for the children on the case load.

Role Summary:

We welcome applications from motivated and innovative practitioners who will help us develop our service in order to meet the needs of our children and families in this current climate of change.

You will provide specialist triage, assessment, and differential diagnosis and treatment/discharge recommendations to a range of children with speech, language and communication difficulties.

You will be expected to work in a variety of settings including community clinics, schools, special schools etc. In order to meet local need there will be a requirement to work flexibly which may involve evenings and weekends.

This role within the speech and language team will include working primarily for those children who are on the developmental language disorder pathway

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

  • To liaise with and offer advice in the management and implementation of Speech and Language Therapy programmes and to monitor and evaluate progress and revise programmes accordingly.
  • To facilitate the development of carers in the development of problem solving/negotiation skills within training, support or peer review
  • To liaise with and/or train relevant professionals, may be uni-professional and/or interdisciplinary/agency.
  • To provide and demonstrate specialist evidence based programmes of care and follow care pathways and published evidence-based packages of care.
  • To provide leadership and support to junior members of the team including one to one supervision, IPDR, clinical supervision and first line management response where required.
  • To provide clinical expertise based on evidence based practice. To work independently managing a caseload of clients with a range of SLCN.
  • To provide detailed clinical reports as requested to GPs and other health professionals, as appropriate. Reports to employers or legal representatives must be with supervision of clinical/professional managers.
  • To observe a code of ethics as is laid out by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists [RCSLT] and maintain skills required for Health and Care Professions Council [HCPC] and RCSLT’s registration.
  • To work autonomously within Trust policy and professional practice and maintain accurate and comprehensive records.
  • To be accountable for own professional action and recognise own professional boundaries, seeking advice as appropriate.
  • To decide priorities for own work area, balancing other patient related and professional demands.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to RCSLT professional and clinical guidelines as well as national policies and procedures in clinical areas.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • A car or suitable means of transport
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Thorough understanding and awareness of safeguarding procedures
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the service
  • Ability to rotate into different settings as required by the needs of the service

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone


For further details / informal visits contact:

Louise Carr

01706 676777

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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