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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/08/2020.

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 824-CHD-5625

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
Woodlane High School, London
£45,780 - £51,393 pa inc. HCAS - Pro-rata

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.

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Are you looking to make a real difference to children’s and families lives?

We have an exciting opportunity for a SLT with a passion for working with secondary aged students in a Special School Setting within our Education Service. You will have a key role in supporting others and will join a friendly, experienced and knowledgeable team.

The post holder is required to work in the following two Special Schools:

Woodlane High School, a special school provision catering for pupils aged 11-16 who have a range of speech language and communication needs including Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), typically higher functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), moderate Learning Difficulties (LD), Specific Learning Difficulties such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia. Many students work towards obtaining GCSEs at the school. Cambridge School is a special school provision catering for pupils aged 11-16 who cater for a diverse population whose profiles are demonstrating increasingly more complex needs including Downs syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Global Developmental Delay and some students with Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties.

The special schools and ARPs SLT team service philosophy prioritises working collaboratively with education colleagues and families to ensure that pupils’ language and communication support is integrated throughout their day. Through joint planning and delivery of interventions in the classroom and through support to families you will ensure that SLT input has a functional impact for the pupils you support.

What we can offer:

  • Opportunities to further develop skills in training others.
  • Opportunities to further develop clinical supervision and line management skills.
  • Working in an innovative, motivated and knowledgeable team
  • Regular 1:1 supervision.
  • Access to twilight training programme and library facilities.
  • Great transport connections to central and greater London and the Home Counties.

What we are looking for:

  • Strong team-working skills.
  • 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 speech language and communication needs within an educational setting.
  • Desire to work in close collaboration with school senior leadership teams in order to embed the use of identified strategies within the settings.
  • Knowledge and skills in relation to evidence based therapeutic approaches and models relevant to the client group e.g. Social Stories, elements of SCERTs, both low and high tech AAC, Social Thinking, Paget Gorman and Makaton Signing.
  • Experience of designing and delivering training for school staff and parents.
  • Interest in supporting the skills of others e.g. by developing clinical and line management skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly and reflectively.
  • Excellent organisational

Closing date: Tuesday 4th August

Interview date: Monday 17th August

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.

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