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Children's Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 199-2774588-RB-NA

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Specialist SLT
Various, across Croydon, Croydon
£36,070 - £42,712 pro rata pa inc HCAS

About Croydon Health Services

Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow. Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people’s homes all across the borough.

We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset and so through Listening into Action – our way of engaging staff - we empower everyone at any level to initiate and bring about real improvements in our care.

As a Trust, we are striving to be at the forefront for how the NHS is trying change and working in partnership with others to join up services for everyone, from the very young to the elderly.

We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

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Croydon Children's Speech & Language Therapy Service

Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Part-time post: 0.6 WTE Permanent, School aged Provision

If you are thinking of taking on a new challenge and wanting a new post that will allow you to extend your experience in managing a school aged caseload, then Croydon’s SLT Children’s Service is pleased to be able to offer opportunities for a part-time Band 6 post

We are looking for a therapist experienced in using a variety of approaches to deliver direct and indirect support, who enjoys working in partnership with the wider workforce to meet the needs of a large clinical caseload. You will have an interest in developing a more in-depth knowledge in managing the needs of children and young people in mainstream and special schools.

We are a friendly team comprising Speech & Language Therapists, Speech & Language Therapy Assistants and a well-resourced admin team. We provide a wide range of individual line management, clinical supervision, through reflective practice groups, and a 'buddy' system.

Additionally, second opinions and advice and training, both formal and informal, are available from clinical leads in other specialisms.

You will have experience of working across a range of education settings, of delivery training, leading coaching sessions for settings staff, supporting others to run group sessions and developing parent involvement.

Please note that we are unable to facilitate posts of fewer than three days.

We are also looking for therapists to join our Bank to provide short term work. Do contact us if you would be interested in joining our Bank team

Interview Date: 16.2.21

(If you are unable to attend on this day, please inform us)

The interview will be held in a socially distanced manner or can take place on a virtual platform.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameHeather ForsterJob titleChildren's SLT Team Manager - Primary PhaseEmail addressheather.forster@nhs.netTelephone number07920 595418Additional contact information

Should you wish to find out more information about this post, please feel free to contact us:

Head of Service and Lead for Children's therapies- Faith Brooks,

Team Manager for Primary- Heather Forster,

Team Manager for Early Years- Ayman Jeraj,

Further Information


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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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