Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an established band 6 therapist or a band 5 therapist looking for their next step looking for a development role and opportunity to develop your skills working with a small caseload of children and adults with a learning disability?

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to join ourLearning Disability Intensive Support Service (LDISS). We are a nationally recognised service, providing people with a Learning Disability that cannot be supported in mainstream services, the required support in the community with the aim at keeping people at home and out of hospital.

We welcome applications from Speech & Language Therapists who are experienced in working independently with adults and younger people with a learning disability to join our Multidisciplinary team working with colleagues from psychology, nursing, and occupational therapy. You will have the opportunity to liaise and support clients, carers and professionals across services and agencies across Gloucestershire to provide assessment and intervention to support service users to be included in their communities and achieve their potential.

Main duties of the job

Why join us?

Speech and Language Therapy has a high profile within the Trust and currently there are 11 SLTs working in Learning Disability across the Trust. We enjoy excellent working relationships with colleagues from other professions and joint working is embedded in our culture.

We offer flexible working opportunities including part-time, full-time and hybrid working.

We value our staff and advocate career progression internally. The service offers regular clinical and line management supervision, along with peer support sessions. We have a strong ethos for continuing professional development and a range of both in-house and external CPD and training is available. There are opportunities to shadow therapists across different areas of the service and career development is encouraged through your regular personal development reviews.

We have a vibrant Diversity Network and inclusion is high on our agenda and reflected in our approach. We strongly encourage those from diverse backgrounds to apply we want to make sure our staffing is reflective of our communities so please come and chat to us.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • EHCP registration
  • recognised degree in speech and language therapy


  • Qualifications in Positive Behaviour Support or functional analysis
  • Evidence of post graduate training in Children and Adult with learning disabilities

length and /or nature of experience


  • post qualification experience in learning disabilities


  • experience of working within a multi disciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Pullman Place

Great Western Road



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