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Band 5-6 Development Speech & Language Therapist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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There is an exciting opportunity for a committed Speech and Language Therapist to join the Community Learning Disability Team in Buckinghamshire. The successful candidate will work as an influential and integral member of a diverse multi-disciplinary team and will join the well-established Speech and Language Therapy service.

We welcome applications from SLT graduates and those due to qualify in the near future. Newly qualified SLTs will be supported at Band 5 level and following completion of a competency framework, they will be transferred to a Band 6 role without the need for additional recruitment. We also welcome applications from more experienced therapists and from SLTs already working at Band 6 level. Experience in working with Learning Disabilities and Dysphagia training are desirable, but they are not essential.

You will receive regular clinical supervision and support from the members of the Speech and Language Therapy team and will be actively encouraged to participate in continuing professional development.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work within the Community Learning Disability Team, working with adults who have a Learning Disability. The Speech and Language Therapy Team work with those who have communication and/or dysphagia needs and consult with them and their carers to collaboratively create treatment plans.

The post holder will need to be able to work independently and also in a team as multidisciplinary working is encouraged within the team. There is a network of Speech and Language Therapists across HPFT that provide peer supervision that the successful candidate will have access to.

There is a requirement to travel throughout the county of Buckinghamshire as is community-based role and therefore ability to drive a car is essential. Buckinghamshire is located just north of London, with direct train routes into the city centre from many of the county's historic and picturesque towns.The fast train into Central London takes under an hour. There are also excellent connections to the rest of the UK and the M25, A1 and M1 are all within easy reach.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details about the role and the responsibilities of the successful candidate.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • State registration with HCPC
  • Accredited dysphagia training or willingness to undertake
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as an SLT within relevent clinical field
  • Relevent training completed e.g. Talking Mats, Makaton, AAC
  • Experience of delivering care to dysphagia service users
  • Experience of supervising junior staff and students
  • Post qualification SLT experience
  • Experience of working within Learning Disabilities
Physical Skills Essential
  • Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).
  • Good Communication skills
  • Competent in use of IT

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