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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Speech and Language Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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£28,050 - £36,644 p.a
25/02/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, qualified Speech and Language Therapist to work in mainstream schools within Manchester.  This will include delivering assessments, diagnoses and interventions to children with speech, language and communication needs to their families within primary and secondary schools across Manchester.  This is a full time, permanent band 6 post. 

This post will also be involved in providing training to other SLTs and to other professionals particularly teachers/teaching assistants.  There may be an opportunity to deliver ELKLAN training to mainstream primary and secondary schools

The Manchester Speech and Language Therapy Service is a city-wide service,  providing support to children aged 0-16 years (or up to 19 years if the young person attends a Manchester Special Support School ) who have speech, language and communication needs, including difficulties with feeding and swallowing, social communication and voice.

With a good theoretical knowledge of paediatric communication impairments, and an understanding of the issues affecting an inner city, multi-ethnic community, you will have a particular enthusiasm to work with children who have a variety of speech, language and communication needs.  You will have experience of working with children and their families and possess excellent time management, problem-solving, analytical and reflection skills. With current knowledge of the implications of the 2014 Children's and Families Act, and a particular knowledge of SEND you will also have a thorough working knowledge and use of up-to-date assessment procedures and therapy techniques.

Working alongside key partners such as parents, schools and other health workers in managing the child's needs you will be based within the clinic team within the larger citywide service. In Manchester many of the patients are from families whose mother tongue is not English. You will require access to a vehicle for work purposes.

The Manchester SALT team is a large, well-established and supportive department. There is a good CPD process including clinical support and mentoring. There are opportunities to attend internal SIG's and peer support groups. We also offer a comprehensive induction programme, 1-1’s and annual appraisals to develop knowledge and skills where appropriate.

For further details contact:

Philippa Green on 0161-248-1235

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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