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Speech and Language Therapist

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Full Time
We are offering an exciting opportunity to join Northumbria Healthcare's dynamic and friendly team of Paediatric Therapists. We work in a variety of settings including schools, nurseries, early years' settings and children and young people's homes and are looking for a enthusiastic and innovative Therapist who can contribute a range of skills and experiences to our Speech and Language Therapy team. Good organisational and time management skills are essential along with excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to effectively contribute to clinical teams to ensure well co-ordinated care plans and high standards of service delivery. The successful candidate will be familiar with both appropriate standardised and informal assessments and a range of intervention approaches for this client group.

Main duties of the job

To develop and improve the speech, language and communication skills of children and young people in given locations, through support and intervention, liaison and joint working with other staff and parents/carers and across agencies, to maximise their potential and enable their maximum participation and inclusion within society.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Essential Criteria:
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent.
  • Health and Care Professions Council - Licence to Practice.
  • Registered Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
  • Car driver.

Desirable Criteria
  • Previous experience of working within the Paediatric SLT field.
  • Experience of working in partnership with Education and Early Years partners.

The post holder will be required to work at sites across the Trust. The post will be subject to a probationary period, Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree qualification or equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Northumberland Child Health Centre

Woodhorn Lane


NE63 9JJ

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