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Speech and Language Therapist

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join our Adult Speech Therapy team. We are pleased to be able to offer a full time permanent post to work across both acute and community settings in Stockton and Hartlepool. The option of part time hours could be considered on request.

You will be a HCPC registered Speech and Language Therapist, with experience of working with adults with acquired communication difficulties. You will also ideally have some experience of the assessment and management of adults with dysphagia, with completion of post graduate training or equivalent competencies.

Main duties of the job

This post will provide you the opportunity to work with a diverse range of communication and swallowing disorders associated with a range of clinical conditions, including long term neurological conditions, and dementia. This post offers a split role between acute and community settings, which offers great variety. The acute team work across a number of wards, including care of the elderly, respiratory, gastroenterology and ITU, and have established links with the Trust Nutrition and Hydration Group. The community team work across clinics, patient's own homes and care home settings. This role will involve working with a busy clinical caseload, working independently and as part of a team.

The adult speech and language therapy team is a small but supportive and enthusiastic team of therapists and assistants with admin support, and a speech and language therapy team lead, with leadership and support from a senior clinical professional.

Excellent speech and language therapy support is provided within the department, with regular staff meetings, peer supervision groups and a strong commitment to continued professional development.

About us

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always will be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition - a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We recruit for values and Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will provide high quality, evidence based assessment and treatment to adults with swallowing disorders and a range of communication disorders.

You will be able to plan, implement and evaluate individualised therapy plans to meet the needs of clients, with support as required from clinical lead therapists.

You will be able to plan and deliver training and supervision to team members, other professionals, carers, volunteers etc, involved in the care of a patient, with support as required from the lead therapist.

This post will provide opportunities to develop specialist clinical skills, and opportunity to work with a range of clinical conditions.

Due to the nature of the role, the ability to travel independently across the locality is essential.

We would welcome informal visits to find out more about our team and the role. To find out more or to arrange an informal visit please contact Catherine Walker, Operational Lead for Adult Speech and Language Therapy on 01429 522471/ 07879 440275.

Person Specification



  • Recognised degree or equivalent qualification in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Post Graduate dysphagia competencies


  • Evidence of post graduate study relevant to the post
  • Evidence of leadership training



  • Minimum of 1 year working as an SLT with adults with communication and swallowing disorders


  • Experience of working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of planning and delivering presentations or training



  • Knowledge of national documents relating to communication and swallowing difficulties
  • Ability to travel between venues in a short timescale
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Employer details

Employer name

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospital of North Tees

Hardwick Road


TS19 8PE

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