Speech and Language Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join our friendly, creative service in Hampshire. We have an opportunity for a Band 6 therapist with RCSLT and HCPC registration to join our enthusiastic and person-centred team. We work with adults with Learning Disabilities in the community, empowering them to live healthier, happier lives.

You will work within our multi-professional Community Learning Disability Team, supporting people to meet their communication and/or dysphagia goals. The North West Hampshire Community Learning Disability Team has bases in Winchester, Basingstoke and Calmore, and base location can be flexible for the right candidate. Full-time hours and part-time hours will be considered.

You will be directly supervised by a senior Speech and Language Therapist, though an ability to work autonomously will be integral to the role.

You will be well supported by the immediate multi-disciplinary team and will also benefit from linking closely with the Speech and Language Therapists across Hampshire's Community Learning Disability Teams. We have an active journal club and meet regularly for Continuing Professional Development, peer supervision and service development.

Previous post-holders have praised the availability and responsiveness of seniors, the emphasis on holistic working and maintaining a small, specialist caseload.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 therapist looking to enhance their skills and knowledge in this specialist field.

Main duties of the job

The post holder has responsibility to provide Speech and Language Therapy in the Community Learning Disability Team (and for the Centralised Speech and Language Therapy service) to Adults with a Learning Disability, including providing advice according to experience in this speciality to other professionals. The assessments and interventions undertaken by the SLT service will be embedded within the framework of:

The principles of MDT working

The holistic model of care (4 tier model)

The 7 clinical areas of practice

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • *Registered member of RCSLT
  • *Registered membership of HPC
  • *Recognised qualification and clinical licence to practice as SLT

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Tatchbury Mount




SO40 2RZ

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