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Speech & Language Therapist

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Pro rata/per annum
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
1 day (7.5 hours) Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist in the Paediatric preschool and Community Clinic teams

Base: Rotherham Community Health Centre Greasborough Roard Rotherham S60 1RY and Kimberworth Place Kimberworth Raod S61 1HE both 5 -10 minutes from Meadowhall Shopping Centre.

An opportunity has arisen for a part time band 5 Speech & Language Therapist in our friendly and innovative Speech and Language Therapy team. We are looking for an enthusiastic SLT who has an interest in working with children and young in clinic, nursery and home settings to provide assessment, advice and intervention for children.

We would welcome applications from both newly qualified SLTs or more experienced Band 5s. Please note if you have not finished your degree and are waiting for HCPC accreditation you may need tick the box to say you have this so it allows you to apply. Please state clearly in your application that you are waiting for your qualification.

Rotherham has friendly and dynamic Therapy department. Caseloads are divided into specialist teams to ensure that all therapists working with similar client groups are part of a strong supporting team.

The department offers a formal mentoring, peer support and a Personal Development Review system which ensures that training and learning needs can be identified and met appropriately.

Working days/ pattern TBC but should be flexible.

Main duties of the job

1. To assess, diagnose, develop and implement programmes of care to meet the needs of children with a variety of speech, language and communication difficulties in clinic

2. To prioritise, assess, treat, manage and discharge own caseload.

3. To interpret test data and evaluate other presenting factors in order to plan and implement therapy programmes as necessary.

4. To work independently and as part of a multi-professional team.

5.. To set and monitor care aims and outcomes throughout therapy.

6. To work holistically with families and other practitioners involved with a child

7. To discharge clients from care as and when appropriate.

8. To use evidence based practice in line with current research and Government targets

9. To participate in clinical supervision to ensure best practice.

10. To undertake training specific to the specialist areas of work

11. To attend mandatory training as required for safe practices in NHS Rotherham.

12. To monitor own service delivery in line with SLT and The Rotherham Foundation Trust protocols and guidelines.

13. To work in partnership with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

To undertake regular safeguarding training and supervision.

To follow local pathways and policies for safeguarding e.g. signs of safety, safeguarding referrals.

To contribute to case conferences and court reports when required.

14. To refer on to other services as required

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for the full details about the role and the responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Experience and /or knowledge of working with children with developmental Speech and Language difficulties


  • Experience and /or knowledge working with preschool and school aged children in clinic and/or school settings



  • Speech and Language Therapy degree
  • HCPC registered
  • Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the county and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.



  • Knowledge of developmental milestones for children aged 3-18 Years
  • Working knowledge of NHS policies, clinical guidelines and national agendas.

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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