Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Speech and Language Therapists to join the Sheffield Speech and Language Therapy Service working within the Adult Community Team.

There are two posts 1 x full time (37.5 hours per week) and 1 x part time hours (22.5 hours a week) both are permanent posts.

The successful candidate will be based in the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals SLT service working as a member of the team providing SLT to adults in the community, who may be living in a care home or their own home.

The successful post holder will provide clinical Speech & Language Therapy to a defined specialised caseload as part of the SLT team.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical speech and language therapy services to a defined specialized caseload of adult patients as part of the Adult Community Team.

To specialise in the assessment and management of communication disorders and dysphagia.

About us

The SLT service across both the acute and community teams in STH has approximately 55 staff (47 therapists, 7 assistants and 4 secretarial staff) (41.23wte).

The SLT teams are highly motivated to provide a quality service to their patients, they are research active and embrace innovation. The service has established processes for supervision and supports personal and professional development.

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification (1st degree level or equivalent)
  • Dysphagia experience / accreditation, including management of complex cases in the community.
  • Qualified to work to Specialist level on Dysphagia competency scale
  • Registered member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists and Health & Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Extensive post-graduate experience
  • Relevant experience up to or at a Band 6 level.
  • Experience in working with adults with communication and swallowing difficulties resulting from a wide range of acquired neurological conditions.
  • Experience in working with adults in hospital and community settings
  • Experience of working with relatives and carers
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary team working


  • Involvement in development and delivery of training packages

Further Training


  • Knowledge of assessment tools and therapeutic interventions for relevant client groups
  • Knowledge of national policies and legislation relevant to client group, and the local implementation of these.
  • Knowledge of professional and clinical guidelines relevant to the client group.


  • Knowledge of supported communication techniques, use of talking mats, life story books / communication passports

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Competent in use of IT for everyday communication.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Good presentation skills - oral and written.
  • Awareness of the principles of clinical governance, audit and required standards of record keeping.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially in relation to liaison and joint working.


  • Evidence of ability to manage specialist and complex caseload independently
  • Knowledge of the NHS and understanding of the roles of other professions

Other Factors


  • Evidence of developing negotiation skills and management of conflict
  • Commitment to equal opportunities in work and service delivery.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Adaptable to new situations and personnel.
  • Flexible approach to working practices.
  • Commitment to person centred planning and carer involvement in service delivery and development.
  • Valid full driving licence and access to a vehicle. Access to a vehicle which can be used for work purposes.

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