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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Location: Essex
Career Level B / Band 6
Salary:  £29500 - £37,000 (plus Essex allowance of £1250 pro rata)
Hours: 0.2 – 0.4 WTE. Flexible working considered.  
You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

Due to recent investment in the Speech and Language Therapy team, we are currently looking to recruit a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to provide input to our Essex site. St. Andrew's Speech and Language Therapy Team are a centralised profession that work across a variety of clinical areas, supporting patients with complex mental health and challenging behaviour needs. We offer specialist input for Speech, Language and Communication Needs and Dysphagia/Mealtime Support.

The St. Andrew’s Speech & Language Team is a centralised team ranging from SLT assistant to Band 7 who can offer you the support and development needed to have a great career in the profession. This role will allow the opportunity to be involved in the development of the SLT service with support and guidance from established members of the team. This role would suit a Band 5 ready for that step up or someone already established at Band 6 level.

What you can expect from us:

  • Daily access to Highly Specialist SLT staff to further develop your confidence and competences across clinical pathways.
  • Regular face to face clinical supervision with a Highly Specialist SLT.
  • Monthly SLT Department Team Meeting and CPD events
  • An opportunity to work with a dynamic, forward-thinking therapy team.
  • Access to internal and external training events.
  • Regular review of your developmental and training needs.

What we are looking for in you:

  • Evidence of working knowledge and clinical skills in mental health
  • RCSLT NQP Competency Framework signed off
  • Recognised UK Dysphagia qualification or relevant clinical experience/ competency sign off.
  • Or willingness to complete dysphagia qualification

St Andrew’s Rewards
We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, sickness policy on par with NHS, 35 days holiday, life cover, car lease scheme, free parking and cycle to work scheme

For further details, please contact:
Belinda Brown, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapistk

Closing Date: 21st October 2020.

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist


Published on 7 Oct 2020

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