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Speech and Language Therapist

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Full Time
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust: Childrens Speech and Language Therapy.

Band 5 Childrens Speech and Language Therapy Post, full-time (37.5 hours per week), 18-month temporary contract.

We are seeking a qualified Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join our Childrens Speech and Language Therapy Team in South Tyneside and Sunderland.

You will work within the Community and the Complex and Additional Needs parts of our team, supporting children with a range of speech, language and communication needs in nursery & school settings. You will be based in Sunderland but will work with colleagues across our whole team. Our needs-led team is dynamic, well-structured and well-run and you will have opportunity to work with other therapists and assistants.

Come and work with us!

Main duties of the job

You will have experience of working with children with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties, and be able to assess, plan and provide intervention and therapy within a range of settings.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be committed to working in a multi-disciplinary way to facilitate the best outcomes for children. You will be well-supported by our dynamic Speech and Language Therapy team. You will be part of a forward-thinking department that provides a range of specialist services and is always striving to be innovative and put research into practice to improve patient outcomes. Developing our team members in their career path is the corner-stone of this. This will be an ideal opportunity for a therapist looking to develop their skills in this area who also has values that align with those of our organisation and is passionate about making a difference to children and young people. Our Childrens Speech and Language Therapy Team covers South Tyneside and Sunderland localities. There are excellent links across the Childrens Therapy staff with joint supervision and sharing practice sessions.

Key requirements: Enthusiasm for this client group, experience of working with children with SLCN, team worker, HCPC registration, ability to meet the transport requirements of this Post.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as an SLT for Childrens Services.

To provide a clinical service to children with a wide range of speech, language and communication disorders.

To work autonomously assessing, differentially diagnosing, prioritising, treating and discharging patients with advice/supervision from senior clinicians.

To participate in clinical governance activity i.e. research ,audit, evidence-based practice.

To liaise with and advise other agencies/professionals involved with the patient.

To contribute to service planning, improvement and modernisation to ensure patient safety.


Person Specification

Physical skills


  • Ability to travel unaccompanied.
  • Ability to move and handle equipment and clients.


  • Car driver.



  • Please provide a contact phone number, or write 'no Number' if you do not have a one.



  • Relevant/recognised Degree qualification in SLT - BSc/MSc.
  • HCPC Registration.
  • RCSLT membership eligibility.


  • CPD and previous experience of working at this level.
  • Evidence of post-graduate training/CPD in SLCN.
  • Completion of pre-registration year-RCSLT NQT competences signed off -full clinical autonomy.



  • Paediatric clinical experience preferably gained since graduation.
  • Previous experience of working with children.


  • Experience of treating or observing treatment of a range of Paediatric SLCN disorders.
  • Experience of working with children with additional needs.
  • Experience of multi-agency working.
  • Provision of training.

Skills and knowledge


  • Knowledge of the full range of Childrens speech, language and communication problems.
  • Excellent communication skills in all modalities.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Organisational skills and well-developed time-management skills.


  • IT skills.
  • Understanding of the principles of Clinical Audit R+D and evaluating service provision.
  • Evidence of ability to plan and co-ordinate the work of others.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Barnes Unit

Durham Road



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