Band 6-Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job details
Posting date: 09 November 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: AFC
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 December 2021
Location: Heathlands School/St Albans Health and Wellbeing, AL3 5AY
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: J11-44845-SLSP-HCT

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Job Title and Grade:Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Location/Trust:Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Department Covered:Heathlands School/St Albans Health and Wellbeing Centre

Placement Ref/ID: 44845

The Role:

We have long term placement opportunities available forSpecialist Speech and Language TherapistatThe Hertfordshire community NHS Trust, specifically providing the following:

About the Job

  • To provide assessment, diagnosis and specialist, evidence based intervention to children referred for speech and language therapy, including providing information to parents, carers, teaching staff and other professionals
  • To manage own caseload of children
  • To work within a multidisciplinary framework to provide a co-ordinated approach to children’s speech, language and communication needs
  • To advise and provide clinical support to other therapists
  • To seek advice and supervision where appropriate
  • To supervise and allocate work to assistants, SLT students and less experienced therapists
  • To jointly supervise and monitor the implementation of specialist treatment programmes delivered by Speech & Language Therapy Assistants and students and allocate tasks appropriately to them while retaining overall responsibility for the caseload, and for work undertaken by clinical support staff
  • Delivers training sessions for student SLTs, work experience students, volunteers, SLT assistants, teaching staff, other professionals, less experienced SLTs and parents and carers with the knowledge of senior SLT staff
  • Contributes to the supervision and support of a small number of less experienced SLTs

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is the principal provider of community-based healthcare services to the 1.2 million population of Hertfordshire. The Trust is rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission.

We have around 2,000 staff and every day we deliver a wide range of high quality health services to people in their homes, in local clinics, in schools and in our community hospitals

To apply for this post, you need to have :

  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Manual dexterity skills for arranging standardised test materials appropriately to meet needs of individual clients.
  • Highly developed auditory and perceptual skills for specialist assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment of clients
  • Advanced keyboard and computer skills for presentations
  • Ability to move equipment from one location to another
  • Ability to access a wide range of premises
  • Ability to maintain intense concentration over extended periods of time in all aspects of client management.
  • Ability to act swiftly to react to the needs and actions of all age ranges e.g. challenging behaviours
  • To be able to switch between different techniques and models of service delivery within a short time frame

What will be your main responsibilities?

  • To work closely with clients, carers, families and education staff agreeing decision making relevant to the child’s management
  • To participate in the development of a way of working that promotes and encourages parental involvement
  • Work in partnership with other agencies in order to meet local and national objectives as agreed with commissioners.
  • To liaise with other professionals working with the same client groups and/or working from the same base clinics.
  • Networks with SLTs with similar specific responsibilities within the service and with colleagues in other services.
  • Responsible for liaison with other professionals involved with pre-school and school aged children and for contributing specialist knowledge as part of the statementing process where necessary.
  • Must consistently demonstrate highly developed interpersonal skills and empathy
  • Develops, implements and evaluates resources within area of specific responsibility
  • Uses specialist knowledge to assess, analyse, interpret and compare complex information and make decisions on appropriate course of action.
  • Demonstrates skills in dealing with complex issues to generate appropriate strategies for caseload management
  • Maintains and updates knowledge of current evidence based practice to inform clinical decisions
  • Accurately maintains own clinical records according to RCSLT, HCPC, service and HCT standards.

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

  • Competitive Pay Rates- work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days –Call us anytime on 03330 144 370
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over£70 millioneach year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Chiral DesaiasRecruitment & Placement Consultanton 0144 290 2016 or

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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