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Community Forensic Intellectual Disability Speech & Language Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are pleased to offer a temporary 12 month contract part time hours of 15/week to cover the Nottinghamshire Healthcare Community Forensic Care Group Intellectual Disability Service (CFIDD). CFIDD work with patients under the transforming care agenda assertively assessing and facilitating discharge from hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work collaboratively with each hospital and the Multidisciplinary team in order to plan and facilitate discharge from hospital. Application of clinical skills in order to address speech, language and communication needs of patients referred to the service will be required, with consideration of longer-term service strategy regarding these needs.

This role requires a high level of clinical and professional expertise in order that those with speech, language and communication needs.

A traditional assessment and treatment model of service delivery is offered to patients across Nottingham City and County but there are also opportunities for training, service development and audit. You would work with a small stable caseload of clients, building links with professionals, carers and agencies within their support network to have maximal impact n the individuals communication needs and differences. We would welcome applications from developing band 7s who are interested into a developing skills further. This post is 2 days per week and is a fixed term temporary contract for 12months.

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

This role is for a part time (2 days/ week) band 7 qualified Speech and Language Therapist, to work within the CFIDD team based at Westminster house. See attached job description for further details.

Person Specification



  • Recognised SLT Degree/diploma
  • RCSLT Registered
  • HCPC Registered



  • Working experience of assessing and managing a complex caseload of adults with Intellectual disability/Autism of mental healthcare or across multiple care settings.
  • Experience of effective multi-disciplinary/agency working and established interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Experience of designing and delivering different learning and development opportunities for staff teams.
  • Experience of delivering environmental approaches to SLT service delivery and evaluating them
  • Experience in developing evaluation / audit tools and resources as part of SLT team


  • Experience of assessing and managing SLCN adults.
  • Experience of working with adults with SLCN in the context of mental healthcare.
  • Experience of leading / managing project work.
  • Experience of supporting students and other staff
  • Experience of linking communication to risk issues
  • Experience of working with Intellectual disability and Autism



  • Empathetic and psychologically minded
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organised and able to prioritise a complex caseload
  • Good reasoning skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Motivated and a motivator
  • Team builder and team member
  • Autonomous and able to work without direct supervision
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Ability to manage own wellbeing with access to supervision to sustain this.


  • Highly specialist skill in working with adults with Intellectual Disability/mental health conditions.
  • Experience of supporting other staff and students
  • Experience of managing a project or service initiative.



  • Portfolio of relevant post qualification CPD including highly specialist knowledge of Intellectual Disabilities/ASD and Forensic patients


  • Post-graduate training specific to client group - SLCN within forensic healthcare, mental illness/ conditions, intellectual disabilities, trauma. Acquired neurological conditions including head injury



  • Highly specialist applied knowledge of assessment and management of adults with dysphagia and a wide range of conditions including developmental disorders, acquired neurological disorders, head injury and mental health conditions.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of dysphagia assessment tools.
  • Knowledge of national policies in relation to ethical and legal management of complex dysphagia.
  • Knowledge of Speech Language Communication tools, assessments and interventions relating to the client group.
  • Knowledge of National Policy and guidance and impact on local practice.
  • Applied leadership knowledge.


  • Highly specialist applied knowledge of working with adults with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and Asperger's, Autism, mental health diagnoses, attachment and personality disorder or other neuro-developmental disabilities.
  • Experience of service development.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Westminster House,

Wells Road



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