Clinical Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

  • Cerebral Palsy Cymru
  • Cardiff, UK
  • 20 Jul, 2022
Permanent Paediatric

Job Description

Our therapy team is expanding, and we are looking for paediatric therapists with an interest in neurodisability to join our growing team. Are you a highly motivated individual looking to develop your clinical reasoning and clinical skills to expert level?

This is an exciting opportunity for a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist to join Cerebral Palsy Cymru's dynamic transdisciplinary therapy team. We’re looking for therapists with a paediatric background and an interest in neurodisability. Our team of Bobath trained therapists work with babies and children with cerebral palsy from birth through childhood. This is a therapy focused role where you would be working with therapy colleagues from PT, OT and SLT disciplines as well as the wider Cerebral Palsy Cymru team to help us achieve our mission to improve the quality of life of all children in Wales living with cerebral palsy.

You have either completed the foundation Bobath course or would be willing to undertake this training as part of the role. We prioritise early intervention and our Better Start Better Future Service has been developed for children up to 2.5 years of age. You might have an interest in early intervention, as well as other special interests from within your profession (for example: Early mobility, dysphagia, AAC, Independent Living Skills or children of specific ages or classifications).

Our therapy week runs from Tuesday – Friday and we are recruiting for a number of therapy posts at either 0.6, 0.8 or 1.0 FTE depending on your availability and interest. Please note that while some colleagues are able to work remotely, therapy is primarily delivered in person from our Childrens Centre in Llanishen, Cardiff and this would be your normal place of work. You may also be required to work at other venues across Wales.

We are a highly flexible and adaptive team so are interested in applications from anyone who is keen to work in this area and go the extra mile for children, families and the Centre. The roles available would be suitable for therapists working at a Band 7 or higher level of experience but we would also be interested in hearing from therapists working at Band 6 level who are interested in taking a step up to specialise in neurodisability or who are specifically interested in working within the Bobath Clinical Reasoning Framework.

For more information

To apply, please read the job pack and then download and complete an application form from our website: https://www.cerebralpalsycymru.org/about-us/join-our-team-current-vacan…

Send your completed application form to Kate Boddington: kateb@cerebralpalsycymru.org

Closing date: 26 August 2022 at 5pm

Interview dates: 8 and 9 September 2022

If you have any questions about the role or want to speak to a member of the team for an informal chat about the post, please contact Cerebral Palsy Cymru on 02920 522600 or email Kate Boddington as above.

Job Start Date

Autumn/Winter 2022

Salary Band

Band 7

Hours

Full time, Part time / Job share

Region

Wales

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