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Speech and Language Therapist

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To provide Speech and Language Therapy Services to children with speech, language, communication needs and their families within Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (Harrogate and Rural and Hambledon and Richmondshire areas).

Post holders could be based at any of the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Specialist Children's Services bases.

Main duties of the job

The post holder independently provides a comprehensive clinical service for ages 0-19 with Speech, Language and Communication needs within the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust footprint.

Caseload management is carried out independently.

Close liaison is maintained with education, health and social care professionals to provide integrated and relevant care packages.

To provide training, direct and indirect support to families, nurseries, schools, and health professionals.

The post holder is a member of the Speech and Language Therapy Team within Harrogate and Rural locality of HDFT. This includes providing supervision to Speech and Language Therapy Assistants as necessary.

To have extensive knowledge of all types of speech, language and communication disorders across a wide age range (0-19).

To assess clients and work directly and indirectly to deliver Speech and Language Therapy treatment programmes.

To carry out assessment as appropriate and make differential diagnosis.

To provide appropriate intervention / treatment and evaluate outcomes.

To provide advice to others regarding the management and care of patients / clients with communication difficulties (e.g. with carers and teachers).

To demonstrate clinical effectiveness by use of evidence-based practice and outcome measures.

To produce reports / targets regarding patients needs and summarising proposed care plans.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide 'outstanding' care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person specification or please contact Wendy Brotherton on

Person Specification

Essential/ desirable


  • Speech and Language Therapy graduate with membership of HCPC
  • Relevant experience at undergraduate level of working with children with SLCN
  • Experience of working with schools and pre-school settings
  • Car driver


  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Knowledge and use of Systm1
  • Knowledge and experience of EHCP process
  • Delivering speech and language therapy interventions
  • Working knowledge of SEND and National Curriculum

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust



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