Community Adult Learning Disability Service

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist – ALD – PT (0.6) Band 6, Crumpsall


We need an experienced and enthusiastic speech and language therapist to join our innovative service supporting adults with learning disabilities.

What do we aim for?

  • effective personal communication for people
  • safe, comfortable and dignified eating & drinking
  • You will be based in a community learning disability team with colleagues from physiotherapy, clinical psychology, community nursing, occupational therapy and social workers. The role is based in our Crumpsall office. We also have teams based in Hulme and Wythenshawe.

You will provide specialist speech and language therapy input to people with a range of learning disabilities and associated problems e.g. sensory impairments, mental health problems and physical disabilities, in their homes, colleges, local communities, day centres and work places.

There will be opportunities to further develop your skills in a variety of clinical areas e.g. AAC, dysphagia management, complex health needs, autism, risky behaviours, mental health, through clinical supervision, SLT meetings, project work and access to internal and external courses.

You will have administrative support and access to some specialist IT e.g. Boardmaker, Grid 3.

We have good working relationships with colleagues in acute and paediatric speech and language therapy, audiology, orthoptics, community nutrition and dentistry.

You will also work with colleagues from a variety of other agencies e.g. Adult and children’s Social Care, Greater Manchester Police, Pure Innovations, carer forums, and the many services that make up the Manchester Local Care Organisation.

For informal enquiries contact Alison Traynor, Locality Lead Speech and Language Therapist on 0161 219 6374.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Alison Traynor Job Title: Locality Lead Speech and Language Therapist Email Address: [email protected] Telephone Number: 0161 219 6022 Additional Contact Information