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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Deafness

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Come and join our award winning innovative, creative, forward thinking and supportive childrens therapy team. If you are interested in deafness and have a child centred/ child led therapy approach this may be the role for you.

A band 6 (0.6WTE) permanent speech and language therapy position specialising in deafness have recently arisen as a result of Staff being promoted.

This post would suit a band 5 speech and language therapist looking to develop their skills and experience to a higher level or any band 5 or 6 therapist interested in developing a their specialist skills in the area of deafness.

The post holder will work across a range of ages and settings with babies, children and young people with a range of types and degrees of deafness, age range 0-19 years. You will join a well-established community integrated therapy team, where you will be supported by a very experienced specialist in deafness alongside experienced speech and language therapists, Occupational therapists and physio therapists.

Main duties of the job

To be the Speech and Language Therapist responsible for managing different designated caseloads of children with communication delays / disorders within the Deafness Team (aged 0-19years). The children on the caseloads have communication difficulties arising from a hearing loss that may be with or without the presence of other difficulties, including learning, health and / or emotional and behavioural problems.

The post-holder is responsible for managing his/her own designated caseloads within both teams. The Post-holder is required to offer a number of specialist packages of care including direct 1:1 and group therapy, indirect therapy and written therapy programmes. The Post-holder must have an understanding of the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice and provide specialist reports, including advice for the Statutory Special Educational Needs procedure.

The post-holder provides both formal and informal training and support for parents / carers, school staff and other professionals from Health, Education, Social Services and voluntary agencies as appropriate. The Post-holder supervises Bilingual Co-Workers on a day-to-day basis in relation to work carried out for / with the Post-holder. The Post-holder contributes to service development in conjunction with the team leader through ongoing evaluation of service provision and proposing ideas to increase clinical effectiveness.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below

Person Specification



  • Recognised Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health Professionals Council
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of child development, and the broad range of communication difficulties and implications of difficulties for child
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the deaf client group(s)
  • Knowledge and of a range of interventions and well developed applied knowledge of more specialised intervention techniques relevant to deafness
  • Well-developed awareness of the issues around training parents and professionals
  • Excellent awareness of issues of multi-lingual and multi-cultural communities relating to speech and language therapy
  • Excellent awareness of standards of record keeping
  • British Sign Language signature level 1 (or willingness to train)


  • Awareness of clinical governance
  • British Sign Language Signature level 2
  • A sound understanding and knowledge of the deaf community and sign language development



  • Experience of working with a broad range of paediatric communication disorders within one or more settings
  • Experience of working collaboratively with others as part of a Speech and Language therapy or multi-disciplinary team in an undergraduate setting


  • Experience of working in the community clinic setting
  • Experience in the organisation and presentation of workshops, courses or other training packages.
  • Evidence of attending specific and relevant training courses and further developing clinical knowledge in areas related to post
  • Experience of working with cultural and religious practices in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Mile End Hospital


E1 4DG

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