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.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Katie Lovell  Job title: Advanced Speech and Language Therapist, Sunderland LD Team

Telephone number: 0191 5665633 or 07989 446485


Additional Contact Information

Katie Dooley, Hub and Clinical Lead for Speech and Language Therapy on 0191 4780650 or 07976 239407

Jen Gallagher, Advanced Speech and Language Therapist,, Sunderland LD Team on 0191 566 5633