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Speech and Language Therapist - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated Speech and Language Therapist who is keen to join our dynamic and friendly team providing Speech & Language Therapy services to children & young people in Gloucestershire.

The post offers an opportunity to work with early years and school aged children with a range of speech, language and communication needs. We work creatively with parents, settings and other professionals to provide appropriate intervention packages using a care aims framework.

The post holder will be responsible for assessing, treating, managing and prioritising a designated caseload of children with speech, language and communication difficulties in a community clinic setting.

They will provide advice to parents and other professionals in order to support the needs of children with speech, language and communication difficulties in line with the Care Aims approach including agreeing outcomes with key adults supporting the children on the caseload.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 5, the post holder will work under the close supervision of a clinical supervisor as well as be supported by their designated line manager:
  • To independently assess, diagnose, plan and deliver an appropriate therapeutic service to children who have any type of speech and language / communication difficulty, working with the care aims framework.
  • To analyse complex cases in order to inform decision making for case management, working within the care aims framework to design appropriate evidence based intervention to meet the needs of children aged 0 -19 referred to the SLT service.
  • To provide advice, information, demonstration and training where necessary concerning specific strategies of intervention for the management of the child's communication difficulties.
  • To provide timely reports to parents / carers and other professionals to ensure that the child's needs are appropriately identified.
  • To contribute to Individual Education Plans, write EHC Plans to SEND Casework Officers in line with the SEND graduated pathway.

About us

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document 'Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice' prior to applying for the role.

Job description Job responsibilities

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Evidence of degree level qualification or equivalent and Licence to practice evidenced by registration with HPC.
Relevant professional body membership Essential
  • Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

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