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Speech and Language Therapy
Band 7
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
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Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Chy Govenek
Threemilestone, Truro
£43,742 - £50,056 Pro Rata
Salary period
31/07/2024 23:59

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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Band 7

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Strategic Themes

Great Care

  • Care based on what matters to people.
  • Care provided at home or close to home.
  • Improvement through learning, research and innovation.
  • Prevention and alternatives to hospital.

Great Organisation

  • Buildings that support health and wellbeing.
  • Technology enabled care.
  • Care teams are supported by responsive corporate services.
  • Safe, efficient, effective and productive.

Great People

  • A place people love to work and feel valued.
  • Living our values with staff (all voices count).
  • Attract, grow and develop talent.
  • Leaders with compassion, who continuously learn and listen.

Great Partner

  • Encourage and enable effective partnerships.
  • Joined-up community services.
  • Work with others to maximise workforce opportunities.
  • Reduce our impact on the environment.

 At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.


Job overview

We are very pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity to join our Autism Intensive Support Team in Cornwall as a Specialist Speech & Language Therapist.

The successful applicants will be working as part of a dynamic and enthusiastic Multi-Disciplinary Team. Successful applicants will offer a service to a complex caseload of adults aged 18 and over with Autistic Spectrum Condition who are referred to the service.

Proposed interview date:  to be confirmed

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidates will have experience working with Adults with Autism, assessing and managing complex communication needs, as well as complex dysphagia management experience.

Candidates will need to have good understanding of current legislation and practices relating to Autism and evidence of this in their day to day working. A key aspect of the role is delivering training programmes relating to communication needs so the candidates must have experience in delivering training with excellent presentation and communication skills.

Working using technology has led to exciting developments in the way the team delivers services so candidates will need to be IT literate and have experience using digital clinical records, as well as the desire to explore new ways of engaging with stakeholders using technology. The candidates will also be required to work with multiple agencies and service providers across Cornwall which will require upon excellent communication skills.

Cornwall offers exceptional opportunities to explore the countryside and coast, with a huge variety of activities available letting your career and lifestyle choices come together.

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health.  We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.  Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.  As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.

Person specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Health Professions Council registered
  • Recent evidence of Continuing Professional Development and ability to complete reflective practice
  • Considerable experience of working with people with Autism
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of further study at Masters level or equivalent experience

Skills and Aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to engage individuals with complex needs
  • Ability to be involved in a team, providing clear communication, support and motivation
  • Ability to organise and manage an individual caseload effectively, and to set own priorities

Knowledge and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Specialist knowledge and application of SLT assessments and interventions relevant to people with Autism
  • Knowledge of Mental Health conditions in association with autism
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of the impact of autism on language and communication
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of Autism and Mental Health legislation and current NICE guidance relevant to this client group

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleAge positiveInvestors in People: GoldImproving working livesMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerNHS Rainbow badgeArmed Forces Covenant

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Joy Williams
Job title
Operations manager - DOPMH, LD & AIST
Email address
[email protected]
Additional information

Please note we are not accepting any communication from Recruitment Agencies at the current time.  Please refrain from Sending the Trust CV’s as this does not count as an introduction.

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