Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

Swindon, Bristol

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWAB100912_1599741120
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-09-10
  • Location: Swindon, Bristol
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-09
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care have an exciting opportunity for a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist to join the Children Families and Health Service within Swindon Borough Council.

Job Purpose

To provide speech and language therapy to a caseload of children and young people in school, clinic and home settings as part of wider packages of care to support children and young people to participate fully in their family, school and community. Work as a part of the speech and language therapy team providing supervision and support to less experienced colleagues and supporting the development of the service. This role will involve managing a caseload and providing assessment, therapy and training within the both clinic and school caseloads.

Key Accountabilities

  • To manage own caseloads in identified settings independently
  • To work effectively as part of the service team, multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team
  • To manage own time effectively and prioritise tasks appropriately
  • In partnership with children/young people and carers and other professionals to assess, evaluate, develop and implement individualised treatment plans for children/young people using advanced clinical reasoning skills, evidence based practice and utilising a wide range of therapeutic approaches
  • To assess and diagnose speech and language and communication difficulties in children
  • To develop and implement therapy packages identifying appropriate treatment from a range of options
  • To explain condition related information to others and the consequent impact on the child's development and ability to learn. Some of this information may be distressing and this will require empathy
  • To work closely with carers / parents / other professionals / children where appropriate, in the 2 planning and prioritisation of therapy plans and programmes. This includes motivating others to participate in therapy intervention.

Knowledge & Experience

Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and will be required to provide evidence of this:

  • To have a recognised qualification in speech and language therapy
  • To have some experience in speech and language therapy across community and or acute settings Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of caseload management
  • Experience of communicating effectively in sensitive and challenging situations


Qualified Speech and Language Therapist - current registration with the HCPC

Membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

The hours are 37 per week, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. My client is looking to appoint someone immediately.

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