Permanent - Speech and Language Therapist - Stockport

Posted 20 March 2023
Salary £35789 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Speech and language therapistSpeech and Language Therapy (SLT) Jobs
Contact NameCandidate Attraction

Job description

Maxxima’s permanent team are recruiting for a Speech and Language Therapist, based in South Manchester.
This is an exciting opportunity join a dynamic multidisciplinary team working to support and champion the communication needs of young people with social, emotional and mental health needs. 
You will work alongside dedicated school staff and share their passion for advocating for young people.
You will be involved in a range of varied activities including direct intervention with individuals and groups of young people, primarily in school and college settings. You will provide assessments and reports, coaching, training and mentoring for professionals, front-line staff and families.

Salary: £35,789.38 from 1 April 2023.  Displayed salary has already been pro-rated to working weeks per year. 

Location: Stockport

Employment Type: Permanent, Full time

Hours: 37.5 per week

What's in it for you?

  • You will be joining a great team of like-minded people.
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 30 after 5 years and 33 after 10 years plus bank holidays.
  • Occupational sick pay and family friendly policies including enhanced maternity.
  • Comprehensive training and continuing development opportunities.
  • Long service awards including cash gifts and extra holiday.
  • Mental Health First Aiders offering support from trained colleagues, and free mental health support through our employee assistance provider Lifeworks.
  • Access to health plans where you can subscribe to claim towards therapy, dental etc. through Simply Health.
  • Free in person and online yoga classes for all staff.
  • A range of discounts and cycle to work schemes as well as staff council and staff networks
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • To assume responsibility for the initial assessment of student's communication and eating and drinking skills on application to college
  • To manage a caseload of students with complex communication needs and dysphagia (if dysphagia qualified)
  • To liaise with parents, families and carers, and advise on issues relating to communication skills and dysphagia needs (if dysphagia qualified)
  • To identify training needs within the college and provide training for other members of the staff team to ensure communication strategies can be consistently embedded across college
  • To ensure that professional guidelines and Trust policies and procedures are followed and undertake appropriate risk assessment.
  • To line manage and supervise members of the SALT team and SALT students
Required Qualifcations and Experience:
  • Recognised professional qualification
  • Registered member of RCSLT and HCPC
  • Qualification in clinical education for undergraduate SALT students
  • Post basic dysphagia qualification 
  • Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and autism
  • Experience of developing and delivering training
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of supervising more junior staff 
  • Minimum 3 years post graduate therapy experience in related areas including band 6 level in relevant clinical speciality
Unlock your potential:
If you are you looking for a new exciting challenge within a leading organisation in East Manchester - please apply today!

What are the next steps?
If the role sounds like the perfect fit for you, please apply now.

If you are interested in registering with us, would like to know more about this position or simply discuss any other opportunities we have, we would love to hear from you.

Feel free to contact Luke Nguyen-Killeen on 02077498280 or

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The way it works is simple: if you introduce candidates who are not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £1,500. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.

About Maxxima
The minute you register with us we make it about one thing: you. The first time we talk you'll realise we know your speciality inside out.

Our expert recruitment consultants are here to find you the very best opportunities and help you every step of the way in securing the greatest placement. We hold preferred or sole supplier status with many clients which means you'll have access to a range of opportunities that can't be found
anywhere else.

Maxxima is proud to be an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer, if you require any reasonable adjustment or support during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting our team. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.