Speech and Language Therapist

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for a Speech and Language Therapist to make a real difference. We are looking for a SLT who shares our passion for embracing neurodiversity and enabling potential.

You will be responsible for the provision of a speech and language therapy service to children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. Also, to assist in the setting up and running of training courses for school staff, other professionals and carers. Also independently managing a specific caseload.

Our Children and Young People say...

We would like the people who work for Children and Family Health Devon to beunderstanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feelsafe and comfortable.It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a nonpatronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they helpto create an environment that is informal and without pressure.

Main duties of the job

  • To independently manage, with access to support from more senior colleagues, a caseload of patients with developmental communication disorders of speech, language and communication.
  • The provision of a speech and language therapy service of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of developmental communication disorders and acquired disorders of speech, language and communication.
  • To provide appropriate intervention and evaluate outcomes.
  • To provide advice to relatives, early years and school staff and other professionals on matters relating to the speech, language and communication needs of individual patients.
  • To set up and monitor programmes to be carried out by other key workers.To write reports reflecting specialist knowledge.

About us

Children and Family Health Devon is a system-wide service that delivers anintegrated, coordinated support model which wraps around the child, young personand family. It has been specifically designed to respond to all elements of thecommissioner's strategy and specification along with the vision and strategicdirection of the STP. It builds on our strong relationships across education, health,social care and voluntary sector services in Devon, and, most importantly, it hasbeen developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and theirfamilies/ carers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Exeter, East & Mid SLT Team as a newly qualified or experienced Band 5 Therapist!

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To communicate complex condition-related information from assessment to children/young people and families, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team/other professions in a way that is accessible and easily understood.
  • This will include facilitating strategies for people with communication disorders where barriers to understanding may exist.
  • To demonstrate empathy with children/young people and families, carers and colleagues, ensuring that effective communication is achieved, particularly where barriers to communication exist, or sensitive issues are being dealt with. Children/young people and families and carers will frequently have difficulty accepting the information provided.
  • To develop and demonstrate negotiation skills in the management of conflict across a range of situations e.g. differences in professional opinion, differing views within families, with the support from colleagues as needed.
  • To form productive relationships with others who may be under stress and/or have challenging communication difficulties.

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.


Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent.
  • Health Professions Council - Licence to Practice.
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups.



  • Relevant experience of working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs in community / education settings.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools relevant to working with children.

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Exmouth Hospital Annexe

Claremont Grove



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