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Speech & Language Therapist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are pleased to offer a unique opportunity for highly motivated Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) to gain experience within HPFT's Community Specialist Learning Disability Services (SLDS).

This post sits within a well established SLT team working as part of a wider multi-disciplinary service. The post holder will benefit from formal supervision as well as excellent peer support. There is a strong ethos of Continuous Quality Improvement throughout the service and the Trust as a whole, creating possibilities for developing and extending knowledge and skills.

HPFT is a leading member of RADiANT a clinical and research network including experts by experience, over 60 NHS Trusts, Universities and Charities, offering plentiful opportunities for both professional development and engagement in innovative research developments.

We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including work life balance policies, childcare savings, a free Counselling Service, Occupational Health Services, excellent pension scheme and NHS shopping discounts.

HPFT is supportive of flexible working and applicants looking for part-time roles or a secondment opportunity are encouraged to apply.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Acting Team Lead Tom Clayton

Main duties of the job

This is an ideal post for a newly qualified SLT, who will receive regular clinical supervision and support and will be actively encouraged to participate in continuing professional development.

The successful candidates will work as an influential and integral member of a diverse multi-disciplinary team and will join the well-established Speech and Language Therapy service.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should have you any queries or if you would like any additional information about this role.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage a defined caseload, using evidence based, person centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate intervention
  • To provide this service to service users within LD community services who present with communication difficulties
  • For further details on the post please refer to the attached personal specification and job description

Person Specification



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • State registration with HCPC
  • RCSLT Membership


  • Training in learning disabilities, mental health and/or challenging behaviour



  • Specialist knowledge and application of speech and language therapy assessments and interventions
  • Range of clinical experience and ability to demonstrate application of clinical skills


  • Planning and co-ordination of treatment packages



  • Clear communication through written, verbal and non-verbal modes
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in SLT
  • Ability to use problem solving techniques
  • Ability to analyze professional and ethical issues
  • Applied knowledge of mental health legislation including CPA
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and management
  • Computer literacy
  • Basic word processing skills

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Saffron Ground

Ditchmore Lane



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