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Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Springhill House
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
29/09/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

Band 6

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Our Values

  •  We are KIND
  •  We are OPEN
  •  We pursue EXCELLENCE

We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

Job overview

Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Permanent fulltime contract 37.5 hrs Monday - Friday

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist to join the Paediatric Speech and Language service in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale area. We are looking for a highly motivated Speech & Language Therapist with the ability to work in a range of paediatric settings. 

Whilst the Speech and Language Therapy service is well established within the communities we serve in North Yorkshire, we are not standing still. We are ambitious about developing our service to meet the changing needs of our patients; if you share our ambition and want to make a difference we invite you to read on further.

The post requires you to hold a current HCPC registration as a Speech and Language Therapist, and you should have recent experience working with children presenting with a variety of conditions; covering speech, language and social communication difficulties, and have worked and an awareness of the requirements of the SEND code of practice.

If you are interested in this role please get in touch to find out more.

Main duties of the job

The role will offer the opportunity to work within schools, special schools clinics and community environments. Specific interest in working with DLD /Complex Speech Disorders would be beneficial. You will join a well-established multidisciplinary team, with a strong commitment to ensuring supporting patients to achieve the best outcomes that they can.

We are looking for you to demonstrate emerging leadership qualities, and be an advocate for our patients and service. Within the Speech and Language Therapist role you will take responsibility for delegated clinical caseload, and will receive regular supervision and support from senior clinicians within the Trust. You will also have the opportunity to provide supervision and training to other colleagues, and be able to promote the role of Speech and Language Therapy within the organisation.

As a member of our team, you will  work closely with colleagues in multiple specialties and disciplines to support children and young people with a variety of conditions and presentations, delivered in a place that is most appropriate to the child’s clinical need. We are passionate about delivering the very best evidenced practice, and we want you to bring your own ideas and innovative thinking to our team.

Working for our organisation

York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital, community and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale - an area covering 3,400 square miles, and which includes Scarborough and Bridlington.

Our mission is to be a valued and trusted partner within our care system, delivering safe effective care to the population we serve.

We’re situated in a fantastic part of the country: home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York, which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK.

It’s our privilege to be the largest provider of healthcare in the region and we are incredibly proud of our 8,500 staff, working across 9 hospital sites, supporting safe, high quality patient-centred care on a day-to-day basis.

We hope to hear from you soon!


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information please see the job description attached - please read it before applying.

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We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that York Teaching Hospital has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for us.

Disability Confident and Mindful Employer

The Trust is committed to meeting the needs of employees and applicants with a disability or mental health condition. Our support for these schemes includes encouraging applications from people who are disabled or have a mental health condition, offering adjustments to make our application process accessible.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • HCPC Registered Speech & Language Therapist
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of recognised post graduate training within specialist area


Essential criteria
  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of specialist area conditions, , with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant areas of paediatrics
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Sue Haley
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