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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/03/2019.

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Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 779-HS-1603820

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Children's SALT
Hounslow Community services, Hounslow
£32,257.50 - £41,308 pa incl HACS

Who we are

At HRCH, we only want to provide the type of outstanding care that we would recommend to our family and friends.

We provide community healthcare and urgent treatment services for over 515,000 people living across the London boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond-Upon-Thames.

In the latest NHS Staff Survey results for community trusts, we had the highest percentage of staff in the country who felt their role made a difference to patients. We also had top scores for satisfaction with the quality of care staff can deliver.

In 2018 we were named ‘Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction’ by the Nursing Times and won the HSJ Workforce Award.

Our job is all about people and we believe that staff who feel valued and supported deliver better outcomes for our patients, so we invest in our people and their ideas.

With some of the best career development, staff wellbeing and flexible working opportunities around, you will be well looked after so that you can make a positive difference to the lives of people in our community.

The Hounslow Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Team is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative therapist Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) to join the School Age team.

Our School Age team provides a range of services. These include:

    • Spot Commission Service (buy in service for schools)
    • school based special needs service that provides both assessment and therapy in both mainstream schools and some Hounslow based Special Schools
    • school based consultative assessment service for both mainstream primary and secondary aged students
    • speech / fluency clinic

The position provides opportunities to work within the Spot Commission service as well as a specialist area that is negotiable depending on service need and the therapist’s preference.

The Spot Commission team works across a range of school settings managing a caseload from initial assessment, therapy to discharge. Therapists deliver therapy in 1:1, small group and classroom settings to manage the needs of the caseload.

Alongside the lead SLTs you will deliver therapy, train others and help to shape a developing service while enhancing your own clinical skills. You will contribute to service specific projects and have the opportunity to follow through your own ideas with the support of the Specialist Band 7s and lead SLT.

You will become part of a developing service that provides high quality speech and language therapy for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs as well as eating and drinking difficulties.

We are an experienced and friendly team that offer:

    • Opportunities to develop an area of clinical specialism
    • Multidisciplinary working
    • Both internal & external CPD opportunities
    • A professional development infrastructure including Student Placement Co-ordinators, Volunteer Placement Co-ordinators, a RCSLT Research Champion, regular whole team meetings and a developing Whole Team Training Plan
    • Peer support
    • A comprehensive supervision and appraisal structure
    • A team of highly skilled and genuinely supportive colleagues
    • Flexible working hours and environment including remote access to our IT systems.

We encourage Band 5 SLTs who have demonstrated initiative, developed their project skills and are able to evidence that they are ready to take the next step in their career to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information and to arrange an informal visit contact Aisling Kiely, SLT School Age Team Lead on 020 8973 3480

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be occasions where we have to close a vacancy once a sufficient amount of applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system (TRAC Recruitment System). All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. The Trust will comply with its obligations under the GDPR and other data protection legislation.

Please note that this post is subject to a 3 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust, this will not apply.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of key documents such as Passports, Driving Licenses etc. It is a condition of appointment that all prospective employees of HRCH have their original documents verified using this technology.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.


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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