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Speech and Language Therapy
Band 5
Fixed term for 1 year
Full time: 37½ hours per week
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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust
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Lanchester Road, West Park Hospital or Auckland Park Hospital
Durham, Darlington or Bishop Auckland
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
07/07/2020 23:59

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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Speech and Lanaguage Therapist

Band 5

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Would you like the opportunity to be part of a developing Speech and Language Therapy team in Mental Health Services for Older People? We have a fantastic 12 month fixed term opportunity for a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to specialise in working with older adults who are receiving mental health treatment in the Durham, Darlington and Teesside localities. The post incorporates a range of in-patient units and community settings and will include an element of home-working and telehealth for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The post is based within our supportive and focussed ‘Nutrition and Dysphagia Team’ which includes SLTs, Dietitians, administrative support, a Band 3 Assistant and a Band 4 Associate Practitioner. We are part of a large, dynamic and established SLT service with well-defined peer support, supervision systems (individual and group) and CPD opportunities. The post-holder will work collaboratively with skilled multi-disciplinary teams and other non-NHS organisations. They should be committed to the provision of high quality, evidence based practice and excited by the opportunity to represent SLT in this post and service.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

We are a Living Wage EmployerStonewall Top 100 EmployerApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldHSJ Best places to workMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Erika Evans, Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist,, 07393760874

Hannah Crawford, Professional head of SLT,, 07775031046