Speech & Language Therapist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 15 April 2024

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for permanent, Band 5 Speech and Language Therapists to join our Community Paediatric Service in Newcastle upon Tyne. You will be part of our vibrant and innovative team of Speech and Language Therapists working with pre-school and school-age children in nursery and school settings, in clinics, and in their homes. You will be confident at working with groups and in providing information and advice to families and other professionals. We put an emphasis on working collaboratively with professionals in Education and other agencies, as well as involving families in goal setting and support plans. The ability to travel across the city is essential; ideally you should be a car driver and own a car.

The Newcastle Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service is a specialist led service offering a high level of personal and professional support. Band 5 SLTs rotate through our core pathways in order to develop their clinical skills in a wide variety of key areas and with different service delivery models. These posts would be an excellent development opportunity for therapists seeking next steps within the profession, or newly qualified Band 5 therapists looking for their first role, or student SLT graduating Summer 2024.

  • Interview date: 25th and 26th April 2024
  • Full- and part time available
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holders will work flexibly across our service, supporting children and families who can access mainstream services as well as those who are hard to reach. You will provide initial assessments and follow up interventions across the range of mainstream pathways

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Date posted

20 March 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2024-10-11-DR

Job locations

Trustwide

317 Trustwide

NE7 7DN


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work as part of a city wide team to provide Speech and Language Therapy services to pre-school and school age children attending mainstream schools
  • To be solely responsible for a personal caseload of pre-school and school age children, selected according to district prioritisation policies

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work as part of a city wide team to provide Speech and Language Therapy services to pre-school and school age children attending mainstream schools
  • To be solely responsible for a personal caseload of pre-school and school age children, selected according to district prioritisation policies

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Knowledge of speech and language disorders in pre-school and school age children
  • Familiarity with a range of assessments and therapeutic approaches for pre-school and school age children
  • Knowledge of the Children Act, 1993 Education Act, the Code of Practice and current issues within education

Desirable

  • Audit and research principles

SKILLS

Essential

  • Basic teaching, training and presentation skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Car Driver

Desirable

  • Advanced Computer skills

EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Undergraduate or previous speech and language therapy experience including work with a paediatric caseload
  • Some experience of working within schools
  • Experience of working with groups

Desirable

  • Providing therapy programmes to parents and other professionals

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent with licence to practice
  • Registered with Health Professions Council

Desirable

  • Hanen Parent Programme training
Person Specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Knowledge of speech and language disorders in pre-school and school age children
  • Familiarity with a range of assessments and therapeutic approaches for pre-school and school age children
  • Knowledge of the Children Act, 1993 Education Act, the Code of Practice and current issues within education

Desirable

  • Audit and research principles

SKILLS

Essential

  • Basic teaching, training and presentation skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Car Driver

Desirable

  • Advanced Computer skills

EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Undergraduate or previous speech and language therapy experience including work with a paediatric caseload
  • Some experience of working within schools
  • Experience of working with groups

Desirable

  • Providing therapy programmes to parents and other professionals

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent with licence to practice
  • Registered with Health Professions Council

Desirable

  • Hanen Parent Programme training

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

317 Trustwide

NE7 7DN


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

317 Trustwide

NE7 7DN


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Speech Language Therapist Clinical Lead

Alex Wiles

alexandra.wiles@nhs.net

01912823085

Date posted

20 March 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2024-10-11-DR

Job locations

Trustwide

317 Trustwide

NE7 7DN


Supporting documents

Privacy notice

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's privacy notice (opens in a new tab)