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Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus Travel expenses
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled and passionate Speech and Language Therapist to join the Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy service at BCHC.

You will be an integral part of a dynamic team, working to enhance the quality of life for adults with neurological conditions.

This role demands exceptional communication abilities, a collaborative mindset, and the capacity to thrive under reasonable pressure while working cohesively alongside fellow team members. Functioning with a high degree of autonomy, you will be responsible for independently managing your caseload.

Substantial experience in assessment, treatment, and discharge planning for individuals with complex neurological conditions is essential. You should possess a strong willingness to further develop these specialized skills continuously.

Effective networking skills and a comprehensive understanding of current legislation and other relevant factors influencing change within the NHS are paramount. Our organization is committed to supporting your professional growth and fostering your expertise within the service.

Applicants will need to be able to travel independently between patient appointments citywide.

Main duties of the job

Provide a specialist Speech and Language Therapy service to adult patients in a range of community settings using highly developed specialist practice underpinned by theoretical knowledge.

Manage a complex and diverse caseload independently, related to communication and eating and drinking needs.

Transfer individual patients' ongoing care to other agencies as appropriate and ensure that the service provided is conducted in a professional, efficient and effective way.

Be a specialist resource of information for health and social care staff, patients, families, carers, and external agencies who may require advice and support and guidance in the management of a range of Neurological conditions.

About us

Be Part of Our Team...

BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

  • Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process.
  • Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the main responsibilities, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ training


  • Current HCPC registration
  • Degree in Speech & Language Therapy or equivalent



  • Significant experience in clinical area.
  • Experience of working within stroke care/neurological rehabilitation
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary/ inter-agency working

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


Gee House/MHH


B7 5JR

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