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Speech and Language Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

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Full time Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist

We are excited to offer an opportunity for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join the adult Neurodevelopmental Specialist Service (NeSS) within Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust. We are seeking an enthusiastic SLT who is interested in developing a specialism in neurodevelopmental conditions and diagnostic assessment.

You will be well supported by specialist and senior colleagues, with many opportunities for peer support and multi-disciplinary working.

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.

The role is based in Nottingham (Highbury Hospital), working in a clinic based model, with opportunity for some remote and flexible working.

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.

Main duties of the job

You will be contributing to a multi-disciplinary service supporting adults with autism and/or ADHD. This will include:

Contributing to the multi-disciplinary neurodevelopmental diagnostic pathway

Carry out individual Speech and Language Therapy assessments and produce reports and recommendations for implementing communication reasonable adjustments

Providing specific speech and language therapy interventions to individuals

Delivering psycho-education support in relation to autism and ADHD to individuals post-diagnosis

Liaison and advice with families, carers, and health care colleagues in how to support adults with neurodevelopmental differences in order to facilitate reasonable adjustments and increased access to services.

SLTs in NeSS are a core part of the multi-disciplinary team and in supporting the diagnostic pathway. Your role will include diagnostic assessment as well as delivering post-diagnostic support, focussing on a neuro-affirmative approach to support individuals and people in their lives to understand their neurodevelopmental and communication differences.

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

You will contribute to the neurodevelopmental diagnostic pathway, including assessment and report writing.

You will be responsible for completing specialist speech and language therapy assessments and contributing to the identification of speech, language and communication needs, through understanding typical development and neurodevelopmental communication differences.

You will highlight communication risks and reasonable adjustments when providing 1:1 interventions and when formulating as part of the MDT.

You will contribute directly to offering bespoke therapeutic interventions working directly with service users, carers and families, the MDT and other agencies

The role requires a high level of clinical and professional expertise to ensure that adults with speech, language and communication needs can benefit from a well co-ordinated pro-active, specialist, efficient and effective speech and language therapy service within the designated setting.

The service includes individual assessment, therapy and management, training, advice and liaison through a consultative approach.

We have various CPD opportunities including a SLT journal club and it is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in continuing their academic development whilst in the role.

All Speech & Language Therapy employees must hold a relevant degree in Speech and Language Therapy and be registered with RCSLT and HCPC.

Person Specification

Contractual Requirements


  • Must have a UK Driving Licence and a suitable vehicle

Physical requirements


  • Excellent Speech and Hearing


  • physcial skills in line with MVA

Qualifications- Academic/ Craft/ Professional


  • Recognised NMC or HCPC Degree/diploma
  • NMC Registered or HCPC Registered
  • Recognised ACP Masters (or equivalence) qualification



  • Portfolio of relevant post qualification CPD including specialist knowledge of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) of service users with Neurodevelopmental differences


  • relevant post qualification CPD including highly specialist clinical knowledge within neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Autism diagnostic training



  • Working experience of assessing and managing SLCN for caseload of adults with neurodevelopmental conditions.
  • Experience of effective multi-disciplinary/agency working
  • Experience of enabling different staff groups to understand issues around communication


  • Experience of supporting students and other staff
  • experience of considering the complex relationship between SLCN and possible Neurodevelopment diagnosis such as Autism or ADHD
  • Experience of delivering environmental approached to SLT service delivery
  • Experience in developing evalutaiton/ audit tools and resources as part of SLT team
  • Experience of delivering learning and development opportunities for other.



  • Specialist Knowledge of working with people with Neurodevelopmental conditions and SLCN
  • Knowledge of SLT assessments and interventions used with adults with Autism/ Neurodevelopmental conditions
  • 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)


  • Specialist knowledge of how speech, language and communication needs contribute to risk assessment and support management.
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Autism Act.
  • Knowledge of National Policy and guidance.



  • Empathetic and psychologically minded
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organised
  • Good reasoning Skills
  • Motinvated and 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


  • Experience of supporting students and other staff

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


The Pines Highbury Hospital

Highbury Road



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