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Speech and Language Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Band 5 therapist to join our friendly integrated Community Team for Learning Disabilities in Hull and the East Riding on a permanent basis.

Our team provides Speech and Language Therapy input into the community teams, the intensive support team (providing support for adults with a learning disability who are experiencing a mental health or challenging behaviour crisis in the community) and our mental health inpatient unit. The Speech and Language Therapy team recently won a HSJ award for their project work in the community and is a very friendly and supportive team to join.

**Relocation expenses of up to 15% of the starting salary are available to contribute towards additional travel costs and/or costs of moving home.**

Main duties of the job

You will work across the region in community settings, seeing individuals in their homes, in day centres and in respite provision. You will work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team and will be joining a supportive and friendly Speech and Language Therapy team. You will receive regular high quality supervision and will work through mentorship on national competencies to become responsible for your own autonomous practice.

You will be able to demonstrate sound clinical knowledge and a keen interest in the area of adult learning disability and will be providing assessment and interventions to individuals with complex communication difficulties. Experience in the management of dysphagia is desirable but not essential. Additional dysphagia training will be provided for the successful candidate.

The ability to commute within the Trust's geographical area is essential.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Current or pending professional registration (HCPC, RCSLT)
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree level qualification plus relevant skills, knowledge, training and experience
  • A broad understanding of relevant policy, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Valuing People Now, Transforming Care, NHS 10 year plan
  • An understanding of relevant clinical practice/standards within identified clinical area e.g. NICE guidelines, the 5 Good Communication Standards
  • Basic IT skills


  • Full understanding of relevant policy, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Valuing People Now, Transforming Care, NHS 10 year plan
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area e.g. NICE guidelines, the 5 Good Communication Standards
  • Working towards developing specialist skills and knowledge



  • Evidence of post-registration professional practice, if applicable
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) e.g. developing specialist interests
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation


  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice over 3 years
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at specialist level of care
  • Evidence of specialist practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development

Skills and Competencies


  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive


  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Working knowledge of Trust policies and procedures in order to effectively lead and manage others

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Townend Court

298 Cottingham Road



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