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Speech and Language Therapist

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

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
This 3.5 day post (26.25 hours/ week) is an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified or experienced speech and language therapist to work in a highly supportive team of enthusiastic speech and languages in the Exeter area delivering a community speech and language therapy service to children and young people within clinic and education settings.

We provide a high level of support within the team including regular supervision, team meetings and CPD opportunities.

The Communication and Interaction pathway consists of Speech and Language Therapists working across Devon and Torbay. The aim of the team is to ensure that specialist support is easily accessible within the community settings, providing both direct support to children, young people and families, and to the wider community teams.

Everyone in the team is provided with regular supervision, opportunities for training and development

Main duties of the job

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

About us

Why Work With Us

Children and Family Health Devon is a system-wide service that delivers an integrated, coordinated support model which wraps around the child, young person and family. It has been specifically designed to respond to all elements of the commissioner's strategy and specification along with the vision and strategic direction of the STP.

It builds on our strong relationships across education, health, social care and voluntary sector services in Devon, and, most importantly, it has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/ carers.

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.
  • To employ good presentation skills to promote multi-disciplinary and interagency liaison and collaborative practice to a broad range of audiences including other professionals and users
  • To write reports reflecting knowledge of children that can be accessible to both lay and professional people.

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
  • Knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools relevant to working with children.
  • Well established knowledge of a broad range of appropriate therapeutic interventions to treat children.

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Bull Meadow Clinic

Bull Meadow Rd



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