Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - #49166

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Date: 1 week ago
City: London
Salary: £42,471 - £50,364 per year
Contract type: Full time
Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist 1.0 WTE

Special Schools (Westminster) and Hammersmith and Fulham Mainstream Schools Service

Are you looking to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people? Are you passionate about reducing inequalities and want to belong to a service with an active diversity and inclusion ethos? Come and join the CLCH SLT education team!

We have an exciting opportunity for a band 6 SLT to join our education service. The role will include supporting autistic children and young people within a special school setting alongside work in the mainstream schools team.

Join us if you want to:
Deliver specialist interventions to varied caseload of children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans.

Work with the onsite therapies team to embed good universal and targeted level practise within the special school setting.

Work jointly with parents, the class teams and other professionals to develop a shared understanding of each child’s speech, language and communication needs and how these can be supported.

Refine your skills in delivering a range of interventions (including AAC).

Develop your supervision skills and skills in training others.

Access 1:1 & peer group supervision sessions and a regular in-house training programme to develop clinical skills.

Access Joint working and second opinions from clinical specialists within the service

Work within innovative, motivated and well-established teams, in a supportive and progressive environment

Work in Central London locations

For further info on working in our Team, please take a look at our recruitment video: CLCH S&L Recruitment - YouTube

For further details please contact:
Rachel Dickens, Lead for complex needs and dysphagia [email protected] or Alice Moody, Mainstream Schools Team Lead for Hammersmith and Fulham on [email protected]

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role

Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)

Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply

Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply

Flexible working options

Annual travel card loan

Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it’s like working for us please go here: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

The post holder will be responsible for:
Providing a specialist service to children attending mainstream and special schools with Speech/Language and communication needs (SLCN) working closely with parents/carers, and staff to enable children to develop their speech, language and communication skills and to access the curriculum

To assess the needs for, develop and implement specialist Speech and Language Therapy treatment to children referred to the SLT Education service (mainstream and special schools).

To provide advice to others regarding the management and care of children with communication difficulties

To be accountable for own professional actions and recognise own professional boundaries, seeking advice from senior colleagues as appropriate

The post holder will also provide some day-to-day supervision and peer review support to less experienced colleagues and students, including second opinions when necessary.

The post holder will run appropriate in-service training independently for school and other staff.

The post holder will have well developed specialist skills in a specialist area of SLCN within the broad range of speech, language and communication needs encountered within the caseload of school aged children

The post holder will liaise with other colleagues across a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

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