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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist- Community Neuro

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023
Are you ready for a new challenge? Are you a compassionate leader, enthusiastic, highly motivated and passionate about high quality care? If so then, a great opportunity has arisen for a proactive, enthusiastic and forward thinking Speech and Language Therapist to join our community Neuro team!

We are looking for a Speech and language Therapist (SLT) to provide community rehabilitation for adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders due to long term neurological conditions providing evidence based assessment and treatment, working alongside other members in the multi-disciplinary team to provide an effective and efficient rehabilitation service.

To provide specialist SLT in outpatient and domiciliary settings to patients with a variety communication and swallowing disorders.

To provide specialist knowledge, training, advice and support to colleagues, patients and their carers about communication and swallow disorders.

To provide leadership, training, supervision and appraisal for more junior staff.

To work collaboratively with the inpatient speech therapy service in Dudley to ensure a seamless transition of care. To be involved in evaluation and audits to help develop DRS and the speech therapy provision in Dudley.

To be an independent practitioner managing a caseload of patients including those with complex needs, carrying out assessments, therapy, and evaluation of interventions.

Main duties of the job

To provide an effective and efficient speech and language therapy service to a caseload of clients who have a neurological condition, including those with complex needs in a variety of settings. Duties will include assessment, diagnosis, therapy (both group and/or individual as appropriate), planning therapy programmes and discharge of patients

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

This is a full time post, however hours are negotiable therefore, part time hours may be possible. We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy or Equivalent
  • Registered with HCPC

Knowledge and Training


  • Good knowledge of IT software packages eg word, excel
  • Post graduate experience and knowledge of SLT assessments and treatment of neurological patients
  • Robust knowledge of best practice and clinical guidelines


  • Leadership training



  • Relevant experience at postgraduate level (minimum of 2 years)
  • Experience of working in an MDT


  • Experience of supervising and appraising staff
  • Experience of working in the community

Communication & relationship skills


  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • Experience of facilitating service development

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Stourbridge Health and Social Care Centre

John Corbett Drive



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