Rehabilitationist-Qualified teacher of deaf or Speech & Lang Therapist

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Brief Description of the Role:

An exciting new post for a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf or Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist has arisen at YAIS, Bradford Royal Infirmary working with children who are profoundly deaf. The post will involve the assessment of and provision of rehabilitation advice and support for children pre and post cochlear implantation, together with liaising with a range of local professionals and those within the multidisciplinary cochlear implant team. The role is a combination of outreach work to nurseries, schools and families homes within North, South, East and West Yorkshire together with clinic based work at the Centre.

The Cochlear Implant Service is a dynamic regional service for Paediatric and Adult Cochlear Implantation. Currently there are over 1500 patients being supported by the Service and over 60 patients under assessment at any one time. The Service is based in the Listening for Life Centre which is a purpose built cochlear implant facility. It is committed to the development of a family-friendly approach to the delivery of care which includes outreach clinics across the county.

In this post there is scope to initiate and participate in research activities and service development. There are opportunities to attend national and international conferences.

Main duties of the job

Skills/Qualifications Required:

We are looking for someone who is friendly, enthusiastic and likes working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They should have a Diploma or Degree in Education and Certificate in the Education of the Deaf or a BSc in Speech & Language Therapy with a Certificate of Practice or the equivalent and be registered with HCPC (Speech & Language Therapists only) and have appropriate post graduate training. Experience of working with deaf children is desirable for Speech & Language Therapists however cochlear implant training will be provided for Teachers of the Deaf and Speech & Language Therapists.

For further details please contact Helen Peebles, Joint YAIS Service Coordinator on Tel 01274 364853 or email

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, excellent pension scheme and advice on childcare.

Closing Date: 22.09.23 (This date may change dependent on the response)

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A& E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working as a ToD or SLT with paediatric clients


  • Experience of working with hearing impaired paediatric clients
  • Experience of working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary and/or multi-agency team
  • Cochlear implant experience
  • Experience of working with deaf/hearing impaired children from a range of backgrounds, who may have complex needs additional to their deafness
  • Experience of research and/or service development
  • Experience in the teaching/training of others



  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent IT and presentation skills including PowerPoint
  • Excellent organisational skills. Ability to work efficiently and flexibly
  • Ability to manage own time/workload



  • Evidence of working as a reliable team member
  • Evidence of ongoing training


  • Up to date knowledge relating to cochlear implantation
  • Evidence of providing training for others



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy with Certificate to Practice recognised by the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists OR A degree with a Diploma in Education and Certificate in the Education of the Deaf
  • HCPC Registration if SLT


  • Registration with the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf if ToD
  • CACDP/Signature Level 1

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





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