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Speech and Language Therapist

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Following the successful promotion within the service of the current post-holder we now have band 5 vacancies for speech and language therapists. The post holder will be based in Dover. The post will give you a mixed paediatric caseload according to your interests and the needs of the service.

Therapists expecting to qualify this academic year would be considered.

For full advert details, please see attached document.

Main duties of the job

We are a forward thinking innovative service and value the development of all staff within our integrated therapy team.

We offer in-service integrated CPD as well as external training for critical and essential courses. We have department specialists who you can go to for advice and support and joint working as well as a supportive team on base.

You will be given a dedicated supervisor to help you with your preceptorship and have access to our Band 5 support group for peer mentoring. You will have regular line management to monitor your progress through your preceptorship and to provide support

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • SLT recognised degree



  • Experience of working with children from a range of ages - could be placement



  • awareness of the principles of governance/audit



  • excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy



  • awareness of national policies and procedures relevant to children and young people



  • a basic understanding of the principles of The Balanced System

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust




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