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Speech and Language Therapist Clinical Lead (Aphasia)

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
To be the lead for aphasia for the Adult Speech & Language Therapy team at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

Largely working with in the community with long term aphasia but with oversight of all our pathwaysproviding support for less experienced SLT's in their case managementOrganising and providing group workSupervising Assistants and Volunteers.
  • Interview Date: 8 June 2023
  • 22 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

To oversee aphasia caseload and strategy

To advise others on aphasia case management

To support other clinicians in their management of aphasia

To ensure the provision of evidence based interventions

To mange dysphagia where required

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To take the lead role in the development and coordination of Speech and Language Therapy provision for aphasia
  • To provide highly specialist advice to nursing home staff/relatives and second opinions to other SLT colleagues
  • To fully participate in the strategic planning and development of the Newcastle Adult SLT service as a member of the team leaders grou

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent.
  • Registered with Health & Care Professions Council
  • Licence to Practice from RCSLT
  • Post graduate specialist training to master's level equivalent.
  • Hanen Parent Programme training
  • Specific training in Narrative approaches
  • Specific training in working with Autistic Spectrum Disorders


  • Computer skills to ECDL level
  • valid driving licence

Knowledge & Experience


  • Extensive speech and language therapy experience including experience working with young children.
  • Facilitating implementation of therapy by fellow professionals
  • Organising and running groups
  • Providing training to parents and professionals
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Supervising students
  • Supervising SLT Assistants and junior therapists
  • Involvement in audit and evaluation of projects
  • Involvement in audit and evaluation of projects
  • Extensive specialist knowledge of a wide range of assessments and therapeutic approaches for young children with speech, language and communication disorders
  • In depth knowledge of national issues related to provision of services for preschool children
  • In depth knowledge of the Children Act, 1993 Education Act, the Code of Practice and current issues within education
  • n depth knowledge of the roles of other professionals working with young children
  • Audit and research principles


  • Management and leadership training
  • Leading audit and evaluation of projects

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent teaching, training and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Committed to providing a high-quality service
  • Highly developed auditory and perceptual skills

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Denton Park Health Centre

317 Trustwide


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