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Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note this post may be available as a Band 5-6 development opportunity if you do not meet all of the essential criteria.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small and supportive, dynamic multi professional team, comprised of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics and Speech and Language Therapists based in the community.

We are looking for a self- motivated, friendly, and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to join an established Children's Therapy Team where you will be based in North East Lincolnshire. Primarily working within our Mainstream school settings. This is an ideal opportunity as this service is being reviewed and developed in partnership with our Local Authority with opportunity to shape how this service will develop.

The role is to provide specialised Speech and Language assessment and management of children with EHCP's in Mainstream settings who have a diverse range of communication difficulties including:
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Language Disorder
  • DLD
  • Requiring AAC.

The successful applicant will have a key role in establishing, developing, and delivering training packages for school staff to better support them in delivery of programmes. Part of the role will require you to provide leadership to registered and non-registered staff and build strong loyal relationships within the schools we serve.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for providing a specialist assessment, management and interventions for children and young people with a range of communication difficulties including more complex needs across a range of settings. This will include supporting children and young people with SLCN with a Functional impact, DLD, AAC and Language Disorder with associated biomedical conditions and Speech sound disorders.
  • To work within outpatient and community settings, homes, and schools.
  • To be responsible for providing a high-quality specialist service to children and young people with more complex communication impairments. To provide specialist advice and support the assessment and early identification/prevention of SLCN
  • To develop and deliver training as appropriate for colleagues, carer's, other professionals and Speech and Language Therapists.
  • To assist the Operational Lead and Team leads in planning and developing the service. To provide second opinions where appropriate to junior colleagues. To contribute to information and data collection for quarterly reporting for commissioners and to monitor information relevant to own area of the service.
  • To support, facilitate and educate families and other professionals in supporting needs of a child/ young person with communication difficulties across a range of settings.

About us

NLAG is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.

As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment & Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment & Workforce Privacy Statement.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • oHCPC Registration
  • oDegree/ Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy


  • oPost graduate study in appropriate clinical areas e.g. MSc modules in Paediatrics
  • oMembership of Paediatric Specialist Group
  • oRelevant accredited courses related to clinical areas in paediatric Speech and Language Therapy
  • oWide range of CPD activities, esp. related to specialist area
  • oPost graduate cleft palate/DLD or SSD training

Occupational Experience


  • oPost graduate experience assessment and intervention of Speech and Language Therapy across a range of Paediatric clinical areas relevant to the post including one or more of the following: Speech sound disorders, DLD, Language Disorder, Autism and AAC
  • oExperience of working with other professionals e.g. schools, pre-school settings
  • oAble to drive and access to car to cover all geographical areas required
  • oAble to demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge of current best practice in across multiple areas of speech and language therapy
  • oDemonstrates advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • oSelf-reliant, autonomous practitioner
  • oDemonstrates clear commitment to the team approach exchanging ideas and providing support to colleagues
  • oExperience of leading a project at least at undergraduate level
  • oAble to demonstrate good personal organisational skills
  • oExcellent verbal and written communication skills conveying clear messages to a wide range of listeners of different ages and abilities to understand health messages
  • oAbility to work under pressure and work to deadlines
  • oHighly self-motivated


  • oClinical experience as Autonomous practitioner for management of complex clinical paediatric clinical pathways relevant to the post

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


Diana Princess of Wales Hospital

Scartho rd



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