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Speech & Language Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Adult Learning Disability
Band 5
This advert is for two posts, both are permanent positions but the postholders will rotate between LD community and in-patient services after 9 months in each area.
37.5 hours per week (Full Time)
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Colne House / Dove Ward, Kingfisher Court
Watford / Radlett
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum, pro rata. Includes High Cost Allowance -5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,066 and a maximum payment of £1,845 pro-rata for part-time
Salary period
27/09/2021 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust (HPFT) is committed to providing excellent health and social care with the vision to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country. 

The Trust has an outstanding track record of service delivery and quality. It provides services to over one million residents and is rated as “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission. 

Key goals for the Trust include being the provider of choice; delivering high quality integrated health services in collaboration with local people, to improve overall health and well-being. To deliver this the Trust is committed to employing the best workforce, recruiting individuals with the ability to provide care at the cutting edge of innovative practice.

We have excellent development and training programmes, which rank us in the top 20% of Trusts in the UK and a strongly embedded learning culture to support and facilitate staff to develop their potential and progress in their careers.

Hertfordshire is located just north of London, with direct train routes into the city centre from many of the county’s historic and picturesque towns.  The fast train into the Central London takes a little as twenty minutes.   There are also excellent connections to the rest of the UK and the M25, A1 and M1 are all within easy reach.

Information about the post:

We are pleased to offer a unique opportunity for highly motivated Speech and Language Therapists (SLT) to gain experience within HPFT’s Specialist Learning Disability Services (SLDS) in both in-patient and community settings as part of a newly developed SLT Band 5 Rotation scheme.

The rotation programme offers candidates interested in the field of Learning Disabilities an exciting opportunity to work across several different settings within the initial years of their career. Postholders will spend a nine-month period within each setting before moving on to the next rotation.

This is an ideal post for a newly qualified SLT, who will receive regular clinical supervision and support and will be actively encouraged to participate in continuing professional development.

The successful candidates will work as an influential and integral member of a diverse multi-disciplinary team and will join the well-established Speech and Language Therapy service. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should have you any queries or if you would like any additional information about this role.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Clare Thompson
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Acting Professional Lead for Speech and Language Therapy
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