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Speech & Language Therapist-Adult Speech & Language Therapy

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative and well-motivated therapist to join the countywide Worcestershire Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service, working 37.5 hours a week over 5 days.

You will be integral to the continued development of this Service into a high performing, well respected provider of timely, safe and effective Speech and Language Therapy, therefore we require an ambitious, enthusiastic and creative individual who is self-driven and who also works well within a team.

You will work across out-patient clinics and community hospital wards where you will be supported through your RCSLT mentoring programme by senior therapists and will be given the opportunity to commence training in achieving your dysphagia competences as well as other relevant continued professional development.

You will receive excellent management and peer supervision.

There is potential for some working from home, and we are happy to consider requests for flexible working to suit both the service and the individual.

Main duties of the job

A typical day may involve working face to face in a clinic, hospital or domiciliary setting, or from home using telehealth or carrying out clinical or other admin tasks.

You will work independently in the assessment and treatment of clients with communication disorders under the guidance of more senior colleagues, writing reports and completing clinical documentation on our electronic notes system.

You will formulate individual therapy programmes targeting realistic patient-led goals, as well as offering support and education to carers/families.

You will attend MDTs and other clinical and service meetings.

You will provide training to colleagues on a formal or informal basis.

You will receive training and supervision, and will engage in self-directed learning.

Our previous post holder has the following to say:

It's a really wonderful and fulfilling role for a Band 5 as it provides varied experience across the adult board. Working with the specialists in voice, progressive neuro, dysfluency, dementia, and stroke was extremely beneficial to my learning and development, and enabled me to find out more about my true passion. Working with a range of patients with so many varied conditions was very enlightening, and receiving support from such a knowledgeable and friendly team really enabled my development as a Band 5.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • You will work in a variety of community settings including clinics, hospitals and patients homes to provide assessment, diagnosis and full case management of adult patients with speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing difficulties
  • Newly Qualified Practitioners will work towards achieving RCSLT NQP and dysphagia competencies
  • You will be responsible for managing a defined caseload with guidance as required
  • Following your patient assessment, you will be responsible for providing appropriate intervention and evaluating outcomes
  • You will communicate complex condition-related information to patients, carers and members of the MDT
  • You will demonstrate clinical knowledge and effectiveness by the use of evidence-based practice
  • You will adhere to National and Local standards and guidelines relating to professional practice

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Degree, or equivalent, giving eligibility to practise as a Speech and Language Therapist
  • HCPC Registration
  • RCSLT membership

Skills & Abilities


  • Good time management
  • Ability to prioritise workload appropriately
  • Practical relevant IT skills



  • Up to date knowledge of assessment, treatment and case management for adult clients with communication and voice disorders and dysphagia
  • Evidence of a clear awareness and understanding of current national, local, professional and clinical initiatives and developments as relevant to this post
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the work of relevant organisations within the voluntary sector in the support of adults with acquired communication disorders and/or dysphagia



  • Demonstrable experience within inpatient and outpatient settings of independent assessment, treatment, and case management of adults with a range of communication disorders
  • Knowledge and experience of assessment and case management of adults with dysphagia


  • Practical experience in the education/training of others

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the role

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Princess of Wales Community Hospital

Stourbridge Road


B61 0BB

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