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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Job Reference: 824-CHD-5617

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
Jack Tizard School and Queensmill at Fulham College Boys School, London
£37,638 to £44,780 pa inc. HCAS

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

We have an exciting opportunity to develop your skills in working with school aged children and young people with a range of complex needs within the Special Schools and ARPs team in Hammersmith and Fulham.

The special schools SLT team service philosophy prioritises working collaboratively with education colleagues to ensure that pupils’ language and communication support is integrated within the school day. Through joint planning and delivery of interventions in the classroom you will ensure that SLT input has a functional impact for the pupils you support. The post holder will be required to work 4 days a week as part of the SLT team at Jack Tizard School (primary and secondary aged students with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties) and 1 day a week as part of the team at Queensmill Unit at Fulham College Boys (secondary aged boys with ASD).

What we can offer:

  • Autonomous day to day management of a varied communication caseload.
  • The opportunity to further develop skills in a range of areas including AAC, dysphagia and frameworks such as SCERTS.
  • Participation in the development of and delivery of training to others including school staff and families.
  • Opportunities for joined up working with a range of professionals including Education staff, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and School Nursing.
  • Opportunities for developing skills in supervising others.
  • A robust appraisal and supervision structure and access to a range of clinical specialists e.g. AAC, ASD, dysphagia.
  • Access to a range of training opportunities, including Twilight training sessions, regular team meetings, dysphagia journal club and peer support and working parties.

We are looking for:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work flexibly and reflectively.
  • Strong team work and organisational skills.
  • An awareness and sensitivity to the needs of clients from a range of ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Experience of working in collaboration with education colleagues and other members of the MDT team in order to support the needs of children and young people with a range of complex needs within an educational setting.
  • Dysphagia experience is desirable as this will be part of the role but not essential (we will provide training as required).

Applicants are encouraged to contact to discuss the post in more detail.

Closing date: Thursday 16th July

Interview date: Thursday 23rd July

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

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BME background. CLCH also has active BME and LGBT networks.

Please be aware that all communications about this vacancy will be received to you via email and text message. Always check your inbox and junk mail folders and provide a UK mobile number if available.

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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