Team Leader Speech and Language Therapist

Betsi Cadwaladr Univer
Wrexham, Wrexham
Competitive salary
03 May 2021
12 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the "Disability Confident Employer" scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

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Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Speech and Language Therapy Clinical Team Leader - Early Years

We are looking for a skilled, knowledgeable and self-motivated band 7 Speech and Language Therapist . This post offers an exciting opportunity for you to further develop your clinical and leadership skills in Early Years provision (0.2 WTE commitment to team leadership and up to 0.8WTE clinical work).

You will be responsible for directly line managing our enthusiastic and supportive Early Years team, who have a wealth of clinical experience. You will use your demonstrable coaching and facilitative skills to support and enable the team to provide high quality clinical services and to think outside of traditional boundaries of service provision and development. You will work with other SLT staff, including those with clinical leads in key service areas, to ensure operational and clinical service development are joined together. You will be part of the 'duty team leader' rota, to ensure all staff in the Area have ready access to a team leader across the working week, and you will work directly with the Head of Service and Deputy Head of Service to oversee the performance and delivery of our SLT services.

You will need to demonstrate confidence and experience in assessing and providing evidence based therapy to the wide range of Early Years children referred including those with additional learning needs. Much of our work is with parents using Adult Child Interaction strategies so experience with this intervention and an ability to adapt therapy and support each family's needs is essential. Therapy may be delivered in the clinic, home, school or by telehealth.

Alongside our clinical specialists, your role will include establishing packages of care, working within the wider MDT, auditing clinical service provision and providing second opinions to colleagues within the Early Years team. An ability to lead the implementation of the All Wales Clinical pathways in the context of current Welsh Government policy, including waiting list management, is essential.

You will be welcomed into both the Early Years team and the wider paediatric team working across Flintshire and Wrexham localities. The department offers a wide range of opportunities for CPD and is committed to providing excellent levels of support and clinical supervision including supervision sessions and in service training days.

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

Closing date: 13/05/21

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jan Jenkins
07824 475524

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