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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Therapies Division
Band 6
Fixed Term for 3 years due to funding
Part time 30 hours per week
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Y Bwthyn, Pontypridd Cottage hospital
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum pro rata
24/10/2018 23:59

Cwm Taf Cares

Our philosophy Cwm Taf Cares is at the heart of everything we do as we are committed to the health, wellbeing and development of our staff.

We provide hospital and community based services to people living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

For more information about life in Cwm Taf, please visit our page.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.



Applications are invited for a 0.8 wte Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist posts. The posts will form a schools based team working alongside a band 5 Speech and Language Therapist and admin support. The team will be headed by a Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist.

The posts are funded by a Service Level Agreement with two Local Authorities. The team and the Service Level agreement is currently in its seventh year. The post holders will work collaboratively with education and health services, to provide support to pupils with a range of complex communication difficulties in school settings. The primary focus of the service will be to provide education and training to school settings combined with a consultative model of working.

The successful candidates will experience the exciting opportunity of working within the new Additional Learning Needs framework for Wales to provide the right support to schools and families to meet the needs of pupils with complex communication difficulties. We are looking for individuals with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Continuing professional development is encouraged in this role and there is a good support structure, including regular line management and clinical meetings.

Cwm Taf Speech and Language Therapy service includes a large team of staff, including paediatric and adult therapists, support workers and administrative staff.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing Date: 24 October 2018

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Christine Dowle
01685 351300