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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2021.

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 333-G-HCS-0021

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
SLT Schools Primary and Secondary
Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre, Harrow
£40,057 - £45,839 p.a. (Pro rata if part time)

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join our large, well-established schools’ team, providing services to students with speech, language and communication needs attending both primary and secondary schools in and around Harrow. You will work closely with school staff to deliver a range of interventions and facilitate whole school approaches to the inclusion of students with speech, language and communication needs, and will have a key role in developing, delivering and evaluating training for schools.

In addition you will provide clinical supervision, specialist assessments and second opinions to therapists working in mainstream schools and lead project work and audits in this area. Working with team leads, you will co-ordinate placements for SLT students across the team.

The department offers:

  • Easy access to specialists in all clinical areas
  • Excellent support systems with personal appraisal, objectives and training plans designed to meet your specific needs/CPD requirements
  • Designated admin and planning time
  • Involvement in innovative project work

For further details / informal visits contact:

Melanie Abba - Principal Speech and Language Therapist - Schools Team

Email address -     Telephone number - 0203 911 6988

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Our Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

If you are offered a job, information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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