Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Speech and Language Therapy Assistant Cheshire

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Full Time Cheshire 25147 - 27596 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

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

Our community healthcare teams in adults and children's services are employed by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and deployed to us, linking closely with our colleagues in Manchester Local Care Organisation. Our teams work as one and together we will make a massive difference to the health of people in Trafford.

The post is for a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to work with children 0 - 18 with speech, language and communication needs. The role is to support the SLTs with intervention and clinical administration.

To work with the Speech and Language Therapists in the community supporting pre-school and school age children and their families in promoting language development and communication.

To independently implement Speech and Language Therapy programmes both to individual families and groups, following a Speech and Language Therapy programme.

To modify Speech and Language Therapy programmes according to children’s progress within the overall aims and objectives of the care package.

To enable families to promote language and communication in young children and to provide administrative support for speech and language intervention.

To implement specific SLT programmes in nursery groups, one to one intervention and in other settings, under the direction of the Speech and Language Therapist.

To select intervention activities from a broad range provided by the Speech and Language Therapist, judging the level of activities according to the child’s needs.

To adjust intervention according to children’s responses, making clinical judgments according to specific responses from the child and their family.

To contribute to the evaluation of Speech and Language activities, recording progress and initiating reassessment by the therapist.

To enable parents to participate in activities focusing on language development and demonstrate specific activities to parents through play.

To support the delivery of training for Speech and Language development for parents, carers and other professionals.

MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We’ve also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we’ve launched in September 2022.

We’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What’s more, we’re excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading. So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll need to take time to read the ‘Candidate Essentials Guide’that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how ‘we care for you as you care for others’. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the ‘NHS England’ website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team [email protected].

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Speech and Language Therapy Assistant
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

London, United Kingdom
Amanda Pritchard
$5 to $25 million (USD)
10000+ Employees
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