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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a wonderful opportunity for a qualified Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, to join our friendly and innovative supportive Children's team in Bradford, a vibrant multi-cultural city.

The successful applicant will work with the paediatric population, working across a variety of locations, including community clinics, nurseries and school settings. You will join a team of dedicated Speech and Language Therapists and Clinical Support Workers who are passionate about meeting the needs of our population.

The Speech and Language Therapy service provides a supportive network of generalist, specialist and highly specialist therapists working in a wide range of clinical areas, and there are excellent opportunities for continuous professional development and clinical supervision.

We will be interviewing for various options at this specialist band 6 level:

-Specialist SaLT post for Children's Speech and Language Therapy:This will be working in nurseries and schools in Bradford to support communication.

-Mixed specialist post-with a paediatric dysphagia component : If you are interested in developing in this area, we will support you through your dysphagia competencies, & /or we welcome trained dysphagia SaLTs too.

Please indication on your application which option(s) you prefer.

Main duties of the job

To work effectively as part of an established Children's Speech and Language Therapy team to provide assessment, therapy, advice and support to children and young people aged 0 - 18 who have specific needs in relation to their communication and dysphagia if applicable.

To manage a caseload of complex cases including individuals who present with speech and language disorders, social communication disorders ,complex cases of paediatric communication difficulties and dysphagia if applicable.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and the person specification for more details about this role.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration, Degree in SLT
  • RCSLT Registration

Knowledge and skills


  • Excellent knowledge of a range of therapeutic approaches relevant to the clinical specialism
  • In-depth Knowledge and evidence of multi professional/multi agency working
  • Ability to mentor SLT New Graduate, SLT Generalist and Clinical Support Workers
  • Able to work independently for most general cases with support for complex clinical cases specialism
  • In-depth Knowledge and experience of working in a multi-cultural environment


  • Ability to speak one or more locality languages



  • In depth experience of working with a range of paediatric communication disorders, aged 0 - 18
  • Experience of working in a Multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience supporting pre-grad SLT students, clinical support workers and junior colleagues
  • Evidence of training others e.g. parents, support staff, professionals
  • Experience of working in a variety of health, social, educational and residential settings
  • Experience of working effectively with Bilingual Assistants and Interpreters

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Undercliffe Health Care Centre

17 Lowther Street



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