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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Part Time
Fixed term contract - 12 Months

This post is equates to more than 5 days a week Term time only.

Part time -We would consider people who wanted part time work, term time only or a full whole time the whole role term time only.

Base:Kimberworth Place, Kimberworth Road, Rotherham S61 1HE (5 mins from Meadowhall shopping centre).

This is likely to be a rolling 1 year fixed term contract which renews each September for the rest of the school year.

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Speech & Language Therapist in our friendly and innovative Speech and Language Therapy team.

We are looking for a dynamic SLT to provide assessment, advice and intervention for mainstream primary schools buying in our traded SLT service.

The post holder would ideally have experience working with children with developmental speech and language delays and disorders and preferably have experience working in a school environment collaboratively working with educational professionals to help meet the schools individual Speech Language and Communication needs.

There are additional hours being advertised in the SaLT core NHS service and applicants are welcome to apply for both and do a mix of the two roles.

Main duties of the job

To provide a service to mainstream schools working to agreed targets with the schools, working at universal, targeted and specialist level.

Duties may include:

Assessing and setting programmes for individual children.

Screening foundation stage classes.

Setting up groups for schools to run.

Providing training sessions for school staff.

Liaising with parents.

Evaluating impact of the service and suppling yearly outcome report.

Rotherham is a friendly and dynamic Speech and Language 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.

This post sits within the Traded schools SLT teams.

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.

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 job description and person specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Working knowledge of NHS policies and national agendas.



  • Please enter HCPC pin



  • Experience working with Children with Speech and Language difficulties
  • Experience working in school settings
  • Experience with working with Children with a range of communication difficulties



  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • HPC 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.

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


Kimberworth Place

Kimberworth Road


S61 1HE

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