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Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist

Job Reference: 779-CSS-896203-A

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Children's Services
Teddington Health and Social Care Centre, Teddington
£22,128 - £28,746 pa plus 15% HCA

Who we are

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH) is responsible for providing community health service for over 500,000 people living across the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond-Upon-Thames.

Community Healthcare covers most of the services that are provided outside of hospital or GP surgeries. We are passionate about delivering high quality care and provide a range of services for both adults and children including community nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy, nutrition and dietetics, health promotion and stop smoking services, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy. We also provide some specialist services such as audiology, neuro-rehabilitation, continence services and continuing care.

Some of our services such as the Walk-in Centre at Teddington Memorial Hospital and the Hounslow Urgent Care Centre attract patients from nearby boroughs and we also run services further afield such as the LiveWell and stop smoking services in the London boroughs of Sutton and Merton.

Our Mission

Providing care and services that we and our families would want to use.

We currently have the opportunity for two full-time Band 5 Speech and Language Therapists to join our innovative and well supported Richmond paediatric SLT team. The posts are permanent and we welcome applications from therapists with experience from a range of settings including working in primary/secondary mainstream schools; and/or special schools and units; and/or early years settings/clinics/children's centres.

Richmond Speech and Language Therapy Service is a well-established, integrated and supportive team and is jointly commissioned by Health and Education. We offer a programme of group and individual supervision which varies according to the experience and needs of individual members of staff and we strongly support continual professional development.

The applicants should be able to demonstrate an ability to work flexibly, using their initiative to deliver a responsive and quality service. They should be able to work effectively as part of a wider team and have experience working with children/young people aged between 0 and 19 years, including those with additional needs, as well as with their families and key professionals.

The successful candidate must meet the following criteria:

Degree and professional Speech and Language Therapy qualification
Registered with Health and Care Professions Council
Registered with Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Ability to travel between different locations.

The interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 15th March 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

Vanessa Gordon (Early Years) 020 8614 5471

Niva Chelliah, (Mainstream Primary and Secondary Schools) 020 8614 5474

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be occasions where we have to close a vacancy once a sufficient amount of applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via email and therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly. Some servers automatically send emails to your junk mail so please check this as well as your in-box.

Email notifications will be sent to you via TRAC which is an online application management system and not via NHS Jobs.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

Please note that this post is subject to a 3 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust, this will not apply.

Learning and Development

Education, training and development of our staff are central to the Trust’s ability to provide high quality healthcare services. We are proud of our commitment to staff learning and development and have supported many of our staff to make a real difference through their academic and learning achievements. We believe it is important to support the continuing learning and development of all our employees.

Our commitment to our staff has also been acknowledged in the National Staff Survey for our top staff engagement rates, providing excellent training and best place to work or receive care.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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