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Speech and Language Therapist

North West England
Contract type:
Interim, contract & temporary
Part time / Job share
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Community, Education, Other specialist area, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
The Together Trust
Job Ref:

Location: Openshaw, Manchester | Salary: £13,877.55 (Salary has been pro rated to 21.5 hours for 43 weeks)
12 Month Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover), Part Time (21.5 hours per week)

About the Together Trust

We are one of the North West’s leading disability charities, offering individual care, support and education to thousands of people each year.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without our incredible team of staff and volunteers who are positive role models to the people we support.

You will be joining an organisation driven by its values and desire to see meaningful change - the people we support really are at the heart of everything we do.

We want you to grow and develop - so we’ll support you to shape the career that you want to have.

We can’t promise a job with us will be easy. But what we can say is your work will be filled with meaning.
A job at the Together Trust is more than just a job. Together we’ll change lives.

Bridge College educates a broad range of young people 16-25 years with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and /or autism. Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy are integral to facilitating students’ education and progress, and removing barriers to learning.
Bridge has a range of specialist facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, sensory areas, rebound therapy and a Multi-use Therapy room. However, much of the impact of the Speech and Language Therapy team comes from working closely with the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to embed interventions into all aspects of the college’s delivery.

We are looking for a part time Speech and Language therapist (21.5 hours)

The main clinical duties are;

To assess student’s language and communication skills upon entry to the college.
To make differential diagnosis on the basis on evidence from assessment.
To carry out assessment for suitable Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and make recommendations with advice from a senior colleagues.
To clearly share individualised communication guidelines and strategies in verbal and written formal.
To promote, support and embed a culture of Total Communication within the college.
To define clear communication goals for students
To assess, monitor and record student’s progress with respect to their development in all areas of speech, language and communication.
To formulate, deliver and monitor evidence-based speech and language therapy programmes to support students’ communication skills and educational development
To liaise with families/carers and staff to advise on issues relating to speech and language development.
All other duties are outlined in the job description


You will get to help the people we support celebrate along the road to a brighter future and be part of an incredible team of like-minded peers. Together we work hard, enjoy our jobs, and support each other. We also have a range of rewards and benefits for our staff:

Follow your ambitions and progress your career through on-the-job training, apprenticeships and qualifications
Holiday entitlement is included in the pro-rated pay
A company pension plan with 7% employer contribution
Opportunity to purchase a health plan to claim towards therapy, dental and more
Unlimited access to our employee assistance programme for advice and support
Support from mental health first aiders

The Together Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. It is a commitment we expect and require from all our staff and volunteers. All Successful applicants will undertake stringent recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
The Together Trust
Tel: 0161 283 4828
Contact: The Together Trust

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