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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2020.

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 824-SOUTH-8478

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
Maximising Independence, London
£45,780 - £51,393 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.

Are you looking for an interesting and varied community adult Speech and Language Therapy post? Are you looking for an opportunity to innovate and contribute to service development?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 in our Maximising Independence Team. We are looking for a skilled, motivated and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist who would like to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team in this vibrant area of London, based near Clapham Junction. We provide person centered intervention to meet the diverse needs of the population in Wandsworth, supporting communication and swallowing needs, particularly people living with dementia.

The post holder will provide leadership, both clinical and managerial, patient care and ensure quality standards. You will work closely with other band 7's providing professional leadership and management to the wider MDT. There will be a strong emphasis on service improvement and multidisciplinary working. The MDT includes physiotherapists, occupational therapist, rehabilitation assistants, administrative team, as well as nursing teams, Complex Care Team and Care Home In-Reach Team, amongst others

As we restore services following Covid-19, there will be opportunities to innovate and develop the future of Speech and Language Therapy provision in Wandsworth. We plan to continue building on the success of introduction of Telehealth, remote student placements and support in care homes. Therefore an interest in improvement projects, supporting people living with dementia and care homes would be desirable.

The post benefits from;

  • Regular support and supervision
  • Access to support networks across CLCH and our acute provider partners
  • Provision of Trust laptop and mobile allowing for agile working
  • Regular access to videofluoroscopy clinic at St Georges Hospital
  • Excellent public transport links, cycle to work scheme and parking permits allowing for effective travel to home visits
  • Patch based working to ensuring effective travel

If you are talented, innovative and adaptable, and would like to be part of a growing and forward thinking organization, then come and join us.

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.

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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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