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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Speech and Language Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 6
Part time: 18.75
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Brierley Hill HSCC
Brierley Hill
28/10/2020 23:59

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: 

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

Speech and Language Therapy - Specialist Mainstream Team

Band 6 – 18.75 hours - Permanent

7.5 hours

The post holder will provide a specialist service to children attending the Quarry Bank Speech and Language Centre for one day a week. The Centre provides intensive therapy and specialist teaching for children with severe expressive language difficulties. The children are KS1, attend the unit part time and are selected by a joint panel from Education and Health. A Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist works in the base on a different day of the week and is available for support and collaborative working.

7.5 hours

As a member of the Mainstream Team the post holder will provide a specialist service to children in pre-school settings & mainstream primary schools for children on the Centre Outreach and Therapy Team caseloads. The Outreach/Therapy Team caseloads are coordinated by a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, providing support and guidance

Across the two days the post holder will be responsible for:

  • the provision of therapy, both individual and group
  • ongoing assessment and monitoring
  • collaborative working with the Highly Specialist Therapists and Specialist Teachers
  • liaison with parents
  • liaison with school staff and other professionals
  • delivering training
  • providing support to colleagues in the wider SLT team

3.75 hours

  • To provide a service to children in mainstream schools as a Link Therapist, including a caseload of children who have Dudley GPs but attend an out of area school   Tel: 01384 - 321375.

The post holder will be a member of RCSLT and HPC

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Amanda Jckson
Job title
Paediatric SLT Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01384 321375