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Speech and Language Therapist Mental Health Inpatients

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Bradford Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service for a full- time band 7 Speech and Language Therapist in the Inpatient Mental Health Team. This post is for 37.5 hours per week.

The successful candidate will be joining a supportive team of Speech and Language Therapists already working elsewhere in our Adult Community and Mental Health Team. The post holder will benefit from:
  • Robust supervision opportunities
  • Appraisal programme
  • Active encouragement to access CPD and an excellent in house offering for soft skills courses

The post will also be supported by the Principal Speech and Language Therapist and the AHP lead.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work across inpatient services in Bradford and Keighley to provide speech, language, communication and eating and drinking assessment and intervention to adults with mental ill health. They will also be an integral part of the senior leadership group within our services and will be required to attend meetings contributing to service and policy development

The post holder will have a high degree of autonomy, providing high quality clinical care to people that use our services, as well as having a key role in supporting the development of skills across the inpatient wards. This post will also include leadership responsibilities such as line management, supervision and service development opportunities.

The post holder will be passionate about the rights and welfare of people with mental health needs and see person-centred care as a cornerstone of their practice.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to articulate the value of Speech and Language Therapy for Mental health services.

Closing Date: 15th June 2023

Interview Date: 29th/30th June 2023

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement acrossall service areas and activities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Post graduate dysphagia qualification


  • Experience working with diverse population including multilingual communities
  • Experience of working in a ward based or MDT setting



  • Experience in managing complex communication difficulties in adults with mental health conditons
  • Experience in working with communication difficulties in adult patients with mental health conditions
  • Experience of line management or supporting a team or service


  • Experience working with diverse population including multilingual communities

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Undercliffe Health Centre

17 Lowther street



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