Speech and Language Therapist

North East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5
Specialist areas:
Community, Hospital wards
Start Date:
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
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Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

As an Organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:

people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.
those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.
We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.

The Speech and Language Therapy Service in Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is continuing to develop and grow to meet the needs of our patients and local communities. We are looking for committed and passionate individuals with different levels of qualifications and clinical knowledge and experience to join our team. Our current vacancies include: Assistant Practitioners, Speech and Language Therapists, Specialist Speech and Language Therapists and Advanced Speech and Language Therapists.

You will join a large, dynamic team of Speech and Language Therapy colleagues in established, multi-disciplinary teams who are committed to providing the best quality service to our patients. We actively encourage professional development and provide opportunities for all in the Speech and Language Therapy team to contribute to the development of the service.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Sunderland Adult Learning Disability Team for a full time, permanent, Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is keen to develop their skills, to join the Speech and Language Therapy service as a Speech and Language Therapist. You will be based at Monkwearmouth Hospital in Sunderland and work in this well-established, multi-disciplinary team, committed to providing the best quality service to our patients.

The Learning Disability Community Treatment Team provides assessment, intervention and an MDT approach/care co-ordination services to adults who have a learning disability, challenging behaviour and/or mental health needs and require specialist Speech & Language Therapy input for communication and/or dysphagia needs.

The successful candidate will have a particular interest and enthusiasm to work in this area. You should have qualifications and experience relevant in this clinical field and work well as part of a close team and be able to work independently. You will liaise closely with fellow professionals to address communication and eating/drinking difficulties as part of a holistic, service user centred service. You will contribute to care plans and provide high quality service user centred care.

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to contribute to the existing multi-disciplinary team. A qualification in dysphagia is desirable, but not essential as support will be given for dysphagia training as required.

Robust supervision arrangements and appraisal will facilitate opportunities for continuing professional development to develop your skills and knowledge.

You will be required to travel to other sites across the Trust as part of the role.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
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Contact: Shelley Miller

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