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Permanent - Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead - Manchester

Maxxima’s permanent team are recruiting for a Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead, based in Manchester. This organisation offers specialist education for students aged 16 to 25 with learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs and autism.

Every day we provide personalised support, tailored learning and hands-on life skills to give young people the confidence to exceed their aspirations.

The SALT Team Lead will have a lead role in the management of dysphagia across the college.

They will also be responsible for development of the SALT service to ensure a high standard of communication assessment and intervention to students and other individuals accessing the service.

The post holder will provide assessment, intervention and monitoring for students with learning disabilities and autism spectrum conditions and will support other members of the SALT team to effectively manage their caseloads.

They will work in close collaboration with parents and other professionals within and outside the college.

Safeguarding children and vulnerable people is a priority for all employees.

Salary: £37,109.00 (moving to £41,423.33 in April 2023)

Location: Manchester

Employment Type: Permanent, Full time

Hours: 37.5 per week, 41 weeks direct term time plus 74.5 undirected hour - two yearly increments (salary already pro-rated to working weeks)

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 in the Manchester area - 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

We know you'll love working with us, and so would your friends.

So why not introduce us and earn some extra money in the process?

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.

  • Start: 16/02/2023
  • Rate: £37109 per annum
  • Location: Manchester,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Medical
  • Recruiter: Maxxima Group
  • Contact: Luke Killeen
  • Tel: 020 7749 8282
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: BH-44864-1
  • Posted: 2023-02-16 11:54:26 -

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