Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Fantastic opportunity in a beautiful county.

Are you looking for a new challenge? The paediatric speech and language therapy team at Wye Valley NHS Trust is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed Speech and Language Therapist. You will join a small, friendly and highly committed team of therapists and therapy assistants delivering support to children across rural Herefordshire. We are looking to recruit to a Band 6, full time permanent position (although part time applications, 22.5 hours minimum, will be considered) further details as below:

This is an opportunity for the post holder to work within 2 of our specialist teams here at Wye Valley Trust. Part 1 of the role will include 2 days supporting children within the Complex Needs team and will involve both specialist school working and some outreach visits. Part 2 and 3 days of this role will include supporting children with a diagnosis of Autism both in schools and as part of an outreach team.

The role would ideally suit a therapist with some recent experience of providing therapy support for children with Autism but training can be provided to the right applicant. The post holder would also be part of a team providing training and advice to parents/carers and educational settings in ways to support children with an Autism diagnosis. If you are an enthusiastic and evidence driven individual then please get in touch. Due to the nature of the post you must be a car driver.

Main duties of the job

Provide assessment and therapy for pre-school and school age children with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties. Write concise notes, reports and programmes for children in order for family and education staff to support ongoing needs.

Support initiatives within the SALT service to maintain timely waiting lists and waits for therapy intervention.

Engage in and be pro-active in CPD activities in order to continually provide evidence based practice and intervention.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care wed want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

The Trust encourages applications from people outside of the NHS and welcomes the valuable experiences and skills they can bring to the organisation.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more details about the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • High Level of general education. Leading to entry to professional training.
  • Degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy.
  • Membership to RCSLT.
  • Registered member of HCPC.

Skills , Knowledge & Abilities


  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Ability to communicate complex and delicate information in a timely and sensitive way where there are frequent barriers to understanding and/or acceptance.
  • Knowledge and ability to deliver teletherapy
  • Ability to relate theory to practise.
  • Ability to lead and train students, professionals and others.



  • Experience of managing own large and complex caseload independently, being accountable for own professional actions.
  • Experience in working in a multidisciplinary environment.


  • Experience of using manual signing systems e.g. Sign-along
  • Experience in use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust





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