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Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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An opportunity not to be missed - suitable for a current band 5 or soon to qualify or newly qualified Speech and Language Therapist.

Do you have an interest in making a positive difference to clients who have a Learning Disability and / or Mental Health issues across Leicester and Leicestershire?

Come and join our enthusiastic, supportive team who are committed to personal professional development.

We are currently seeking one Full-time and a 0.8 FTE Speech & Language Therapist to join our Community Learning Disabilities service.

Main duties of the job

The role will include:
  • To provide specialist speech and language (SLT) assessment, advice and treatment.
  • To work compassionately with service users and carers to achieve identified goals and to promote independence and well-being, within a person-centred framework.
  • To manage a defined caseload of clients.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of the SLT service within a designated team.
  • To provide expertise in a highly specialist area and to offer advice and consultation on clients care to other members of the team and external agencies.
  • To work within the professional practice guidelines.
  • To work and act as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, supporting each client in the achievement of their planned outcomes.

In return we provide:
  • A highly supportive team, including regular and skilled supervision
  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • An opportunity to be dysphagia trained
  • An opportunity to develop your skills in a community Learning Disability team.

** Please note that driving is essential for the role **

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Car driver with access to a car or user of NHS lease scheme
Experience Essential
  • Placement or working experience providing Speech and Language Therapy to vulnerable patients
  • Working experience in Learning Disability
Personal Skills Essential
  • Good communication skills - written and verbal
  • Basic IT skills
  • Personal or life experience of challenging situations
  • Resilience in the face of challenge
  • Good timekeeping and ability to manage own caseload

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Winstanley Drive Health Centre

138 Winstanley Drive



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