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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/03/2021.

Speech & Language Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 812-21-CH-SLT-9

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant
Danesbury Neurological Rehabilitation Centre, Welwyn
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) was established in 2010 to deliver community services to the 1.2 million residents of Hertfordshire. Our 2000 staff provide a full range of services for adults and children in a variety of settings. We are pleased to be rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission and building on this strong foundation we are committed to further transform to be a truly ‘outstanding’ organisation.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and encourage applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We support staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements.

We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Trust Values underpin the work we do each day, and we welcome applicants who share the same values.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic therapy assistant to join our Speech and Language Therapy team.

You will be working across our specialist inpatient neurological rehabilitation centre as well as supporting patients at home in the community.

The post-holder will need to be organised, enthusiastic, a good communicator and ideally have previous experience in a rehabilitation or care delivery setting. You will be assisting in the rehabilitation of patients with a wide range of neurological needs (including physical, communication and cognitive) which may include both individual sessions and group work. You will be working closely with the Speech and Language Therapists and a wider MDT including the medical team, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Nurses. You will need to be able to keep accurate clinical records and have good clerical/ administrative skills.

This is a fixed-term, part time post which is likely to last between 7-9 months after the successful candidate has been appointed.

A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Cat Hartley

Job title: Adult Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead

Email address:

Telephone number: 07816 827071

Additional contact information

Department: Adult Speech Therapy Team Office

Telephone number: 01438 285287


Please note, if we experience a high level of interest in this role the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please be sure to make your application as soon as possible.

The first 10 applications will be reviewed in the first instance, based on the date received.

If there are insufficient suitable candidates to shortlist from those, the remaining applications will be viewed in additional batches of 5, until the required number of suitable applications is reached.

Please apply now and be in the first 10!

Things you need to know............

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to it's preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

We will communicate any interview arrangements with applicants via e-mail so please check the email address you gave on your application on a regular basis.

All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

If you are successful at interview, then your references will be requested as soon as possible.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application being delayed.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications and in line with Government regulation at the time.

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.

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