Developing or Specialist Speech and Language Therapist – Hearing Impairment

  • The Elizabeth Foundation
  • Portsmouth, UK
  • 28 Apr, 2023
Permanent Children's centres Other specialist areas Paediatric

Job Description

Developing or Specialist Speech and Language Therapist – Hearing Impairment

2-3 days per week, up to full-time in first year

Based in our Family Centre in Cosham, Portsmouth

The Elizabeth Foundation is seeking a highly motivated Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Hearing Impairment to join our team providing support to deaf children attending our Hampshire family centre.  The main purpose of this role is to develop the communication, listening, understanding and speaking skills of young deaf children using a multi-sensory oral approach.  Integral to this is the building of relationships with the children’s parents and other professionals, working with them to best support the child and family.  

Ideally, applicants will have experience working with pre-school deaf children and their parents and be familiar with the latest technology.  The successful applicant will have a ‘can-do’ attitude, be flexible and adaptable, with initiative and excellent interpersonal skills.  Strong spoken and written language skills are required.  

We have a vacancy for a permanent 2-3 day per week post, with the option of additional hours up to full-time in the first year.  Alternatively, we could offer a full-time fixed-term contract for one year.  Pay will be determined according to experience.

Closing date for applicants:  9am Monday 19th June 2023

The Elizabeth Foundation is a national charity (reg: 293835) with more than 40 years’ experience supporting young children with hearing loss and their families.  We do this by providing education services for children and information, support and guidance for parents.  Contact for enquiries:

To apply, please send us your CV, details of two referees, and a covering letter explaining why you want to work in the charity sector and for The Elizabeth Foundation in particular; what you see as the main challenges of the job; what you would bring to the role; and how you fulfil the person specification.   The deadline for applications is 9.00 am on Monday 19th June, and they should be sent by email or post as follows: 

The Elizabeth Foundation

Southwick Hill Road




The provisional dates for interviews are Wednesday 21st and Wednesday 28th June.

Job Start Date

1st September or negotiable

Salary Band



Full time, Part time / Job share


South East England

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