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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Speech and Language Therapist to join the established and innovative Specialist Speech and Language Therapy Service as part of the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trusts CAMHS/SSD Directorate. The post holder will be based in the CAMHS Community Team working alongside the Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.

The CAMHS Team works with children and young people that may be experiencing mental health problems and neurodevelopmental disorders. The service supports children and young people and their families and support team to create goals and tailor interventions according to their needs using evidence based practice. The CAMHS Community Team provide effective delivery of mental health and physical health, including Speech and Language assessment and intervention to children and young people with complex mental health problems. CAMHS recognise the importance of the contribution of Speech and Language Therapists and Allied Health Professionals working with this population.

Main duties of the job

You will work alongside the Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist as part of a multi-disciplinary team and will be responsible for contributing to the identification of speech, language and communication needs of the individuals supported by this service, highlighting the reasonable adjustments to be made to enable children and young people to access therapeutic interventions, providing assessment and advice where appropriate, signposting to relevant services, alongside supporting the capacity and capabilities of the staff team with regard to communication issues.

You will develop and provide a Specialist Speech and Language Therapy service to Children and Young People with speech, language and communication needs including autism as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Responsibilities includes individual assessment, therapy and management, training, advice and liaison through a consultative approach. Developing specialist diagnostic assessment skills will be supported by the service.

You will be well supported by a Highly Specialist SLT and Speech and Language Therapy Clinical Lead within CAMHS with many opportunities for peer support and clinical supervision. The role involves close work with colleagues from a range of disciplines. You will enjoy close links with our team and our SLT colleagues within the East Midlands, and benefit from excellent levels of support, supervision, IT and CPD opportunities.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To independently provide a specialist Speech and Language Therapy assessment, intervention and advice service to children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs and / or Autism Spectrum Disorder accessing Community CAMHS.
  • To develop and provide specialist packages of care to CYP within CAMHS Community
  • To work as an integral part of a Community CAMHS multi-disciplinary teams, providing training, support and coaching to enhance understanding of CYP accessing CAMHS with specialist needs in relation to communication.
  • Contributing to and developing guidance and resources for SLT's & other clinicians within CAMHS to enhance communication and understanding of CYP within the service, particularly those with neurodevelopmental issues.
  • To work collaboratively with leads to further embed SLT processes within CAMHS and to work with them on appropriate service developments as requested.
  • Help to maintain and develop a high quality, motivated and effective SLT CAMHS team.
  • To be responsible for supporting junior colleagues, student SLTs and assistant speech and language therapists within the Community CAMHS Teams.

Person Specification

Contractual requirements


  • Ability to travel between sites.

Physical requirement


  • Excellent speech and hearing


  • Physcial skills in line with MVA

Qualificatins/ Academic/craft/ professional


  • Recognised SLT Degree/diploma NQT competencies completed RCLST Registered HPCP Registered



  • Portfolio of relevant post qualification CPD
  • Post basic dysphagia training or completed competencies



  • Working experience of assessing and managing caseloads within clinical area
  • Experience of effective multi-disciplinary/agency working
  • Experience of enabling different staff groups to understand issues around communication and/or dysphagia
  • Experience of supporting students and other staff


  • Experience of delivering a variety of approaches to SLT service delivery
  • Experience in developing evaluation / audit tools and resources as part of SLT team
  • Experience of delivering Learning and development opportunities for others



  • Knowledge of SLT delivery including the use of different approaches and multi-disciplinary working, across different contexts and environments.
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the client group)
  • Knowledge of different assessments and interventions to working with Developmental Language Disorder / Autism / Learning Disabilities (IDD).


  • Knowledge of different assessments and interventions to working with SEMH and Autism



  • Experience of supporting other staff and students
  • Empathetic and psychologically minded
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organised
  • Good reasoning skills
  • Motivated and a motivator
  • Team builder and team member
  • Autonomous and able to work without direct supervision
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Ability to manage own well-being with access to supervision to sustain this.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust



Doncaster Road


S81 9QL

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