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Senior Speech & Language Therapist

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rata, per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Part Time
9 Month Fixed Term Contract

20.25 hours per week

We have a 9 month vacancy to cover a maternity leave. The job will comprise of 1 day a week in our DLD team and 2 days a week term time only in our traded school team.

Main duties of the job

- To work within schools delivering speech and language therapy assessments and interventions

- To provide schools with strategies to support children with DLD within the classroom and to support teachers with differentiation of curriculum for child/children on caseload where appropriate

- To write programme of interventions for home and school

- To contribute to any EHCPs and review meetings for children on caseload

-To work with school staff to identify and provide interventions in order to raise the educational standards of children particularly those who meet the criteria to receive pupil premium money.

- To be able to audit and improve the schools general communicative environment.

- To devise set up and run appropriate intervention groups depending on the changing needs of the children within the school

- The supervision of support staff within the school in delivering speech and language programmes and speech and language groups as service development requires.

- To identify and provide specialist training to school staff based on the identified needs of the setting.

- To propose and implement changes with agreement of the school senior leadership team.

-To contribute to the delivery of services to meet schools action plan and deliver the quality indicators set within the service level agreement.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for the full details about the role and the responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Experience working with children with developmental Speech and Language difficulties.


  • Experience working within clinic setting.
  • Experience of delivering training to other professionals.



  • Speech and Language Therapy degree or equivalent.
  • HCPC registered.



  • Knowledge of different therapy approaches for speech sounds and developmental language difficulties.
  • Knowledge of developmental norms for children.
  • Working knowledge of NHS policies, clinical guidelines and national agendas.
  • Knowledge in using a range of formal and informal Speech and Language assessment.

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


Kimberworth Place

Kimberworth Road


S61 1HE

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