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Speech & Language Therapist

Job Reference: 824-CHD-5653

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
College Park School/QEII School, London
£29,888 - £36,738 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.

Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist 1.0 WTE Fixed Term 1 year

Special Schools Service, Westminster.

Are you looking to make a real difference to children’s and families lives whilst expanding your skill set?

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic band 5 SLT within our service to special schools and ARPs. You will work as part of the friendly, experienced and supportive SLT team with regular opportunities to work as part of an MDT and to develop your clinical skills in relation to a wide range of approaches.

The special schools 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.

The post holder is required to work across 2 bases; College Park School (0.6 WTE) (for children and young people with Autism and complex needs) and Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School (0.4 WTE) (for pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties). In both sites you will be part of an established team. The post is suitable for both experienced band 5 SLTs looking to broaden their clinical experience or Newly Qualified Therapists looking to join a highly skilled and dynamic team.

What we can offer:

  • An opportunity to develop skills in implementing a wide range of approaches relevant to the caseload e.g. Attention Autism, Intensive Interaction, full range of low and high tech AAC (e.g. touch cues, Makaton signing, communication books, communication apps and voice output devices).
  • Opportunities to develop paediatric dysphagia competencies.
  • Opportunities to develop skills in training others.
  • Working in an innovative, motivated and knowledgeable team with opportunities for peer support and shadowing.
  • NQPs will have access to our internal support programme.
  • Regular 1:1 and peer 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:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills combined with enthusiasm and dynamism.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Ability to work flexibly and with consideration to the needs of the service
  • an awareness and sensitivity to the needs of clients from a range of ethnic and linguistic backgrounds

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

Closing date: Thursday 24th September

Interview date: Friday 2nd October

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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