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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Scarborough or Whitby (YO12 7LB, YO21 1DP)
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a motivated Band 6 Adult Community Speech and Language Therapist to join our small team, which continues to experience development. We are therefore looking for a forward thinking, passionate individual.

The successful candidate will be interested in providing excellent patient care, whilst helping develop our service further and will be passionate about community working.

Our service provides assessment, advice, therapy and education for those with acquired communication and swallowing disorders. We offer appointments by home visit, telephone, and video as well as outpatient clinics. Our caseload includes neurological degenerative conditions, stroke services, care homes and two community hospitals.

We cover Scarborough, Filey, Ryedale, Pocklington and Whitby and work alongside other community therapy and nursing services. We are looking for an individual to cover a clinical caseload in Scarborough, Ryedale or Whitby. The work base location and split of geographical caseload will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate.

The option of bases is Scarborough Prospect Road YO12 7LB, Whitby Hospital YO21 1DP or Malton Hospital YO17 7NG.

We are keen to provide excellent patient care, help develop your skills and for you to help develop our skills. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss further. Please note a UK driving licence and being able to travel independently between sites is essential for this role

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role will include -
  • To provide life-changing treatment, support and care for adults who have difficulties with communication, eating, drinking and swallowing. You'll help people who, for physical or psychological reasons, have problems speaking and communicating.
  • To provide a high quality, comprehensive service in line with the guidance of the Humber NHS Foundation Trust, the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. The paramount concern being the well-being of clients
  • To continue to demonstrate specialist clinical skills in practice and provide support and advice re the delivery of care in partnership with patients, relatives, staff, managers, and externally with other agencies

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Current registration with HCPC and RCSLT
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree, short specialist courses (e.g.Post Graduate module in dysphagia ) plus equivalent knowledge and experience in specialist field e.g adults with acquired conditions and evidence of CPD
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation and guidance relevant to clinical and service area
  • Evidence of undertaking audits/surveys


  • Leadership qualification/equivalent experience if required
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent presentation skills/training experience
  • Recent experience as a supervisor and placement educator



  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) at a specialist level of care
  • Experience of multi-agency/professional working
  • Experience of case load management within specialist service area
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active patient/relative involvement/participation

Skills and Competencies


  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills and work flexibly within the team/service
  • Ability to effectively commute between the organisations various sites
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Scarborough or Whitby, to be agreed with successful candidate

Prospect Road Surgery/Whitby Hospital

Scarborough or Whitby (YO12 7LB, YO21 1DP)

YO17 7NG

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