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Speech and Language Therapist

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for recruitment within the Derbyshire Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy Team.

Our post provides an excellent opportunity to develop clinical and caseload management skills in community settings within the Derby City area.

You will be required to travel between service users addresses and bases throughout the day, with Repton Health Centre as the base.

We are a supportive, positive and friendly team offering regular team meetings and CPD opportunities.

We have a band 5 buddy peer support group and you will be assigned a mentor from day one.

What did our recent new starter say about working in our team? 'I could not have asked for a better team to start my journey as a speech and language therapist'

Come and join our lovely team!

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a proactive, flexible and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist who demonstrates skill, knowledge and evidence-based management of adults with communication and swallowing disorders.

We can offer robust support and supervision to newly qualified SLTs and in house dysphagia training.

About us

The Purpose and Activities of DCHS?

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

We are looking for HCPC and RCSLT registered Speech and Language Therapists or a graduate with registration imminent or applied for with an interest in working with adults with acquired neurological and related conditions in community environments,

Applications from SLTs with skills in dysphagia management are particularly welcomed.

You will be confident in your abilities to deliver high-quality, evidence-based practice, with assessment and therapeutic experience and ideally some dysphagia management skills in this area.

You will have a commitment to providing a high standard of patient-focused care and be a strong team player.

As a clinical employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way.

Adult Speech and Language Therapy is well supported by dedicated administration teams and S1 is used across both services.

Staff wellbeing is promoted and supported across the Trust.

Person Specification



  • Recognised SLT degree, in place or imminently to be awarded
  • HCPC registered or applied for.
  • Registered member of RCSLT


  • Post grad certificate in dysphagia management

Experience & Knowledge


  • Relevant experience including dysphagia, stroke or rehab experience
  • In depth knowledge of appropriate assessment and therapeutic interventions for client group.


  • Post qualification experience as SLT in NHS

Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates good analytical and reflection skills
  • Good presentation skills, written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational skills with ability to work to deadlines
  • Demonstrates ability to be a good team player, providing mentorship, supervsion and second opinions
  • Have the ability to travel between service users addresses and DCHS bases throughout the day


  • Experience of independent assessment and management of dysphagia
  • Experience of coaching/mentoring others
  • Understanding of/experience with AAC aids, programmes, devices

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Derby City (Base: Repton Health Centre)


DE65 6SH

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