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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/05/2021.

Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 824-CHD-5721-A

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
South Westminster centre for Health, 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 - Watford, St Albans, Potters Bar, Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden.

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 Occupational Therapist

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Assistive Communication Service, as part of Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with at least three years of experience.

The Assistive Communication Service (ACS) has been identified by NHS England as one of the specialised Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) service for London. We deliver specialised AAC assessments, prescription, initial training and set up of equipment.

The ACS team accepts referrals for children and adults in the following boroughs:

  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Westminster
  • Barnet
  • Camden
  • Islington
  • Haringey
  • Hackney
  • Tower Hamlets
  • City
  • Enfield


The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of high quality, client-centered, and goal-oriented therapeutic care; using evidence based practice leading in the area of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) for clients referred to the ACS.

The post has an excellent line management structure. It is supported by the Principal SLT for AAC and multidisciplinary team at the Assistive Communication Service.

We will encourage you to develop your maximum clinical potential in an environment that is well supported professionally and managerially, via a robust supervision system.

The maintenance of skills within the ever evolving field of AAC is particularly supported, with an emphasis upon self-directed learning and training as appropriate.

Informal discussions are welcome by contacting Nikky Steiner Principal Speech and Language Therapist Tel :020 81024068

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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