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Speech & Language Therapist Band 6

Job Reference: 363-CHN5161

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Community Services
CS Speech Paeds, West Ham Lane Health Centre 84 West Ham Lane London E15 4PT
£34,961 - £42,010 per ann

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with a specialism of working in schools - part-time (3 days per week), permanent position.

The Speech and Language Therapy team in Newham has a great opportunity for a therapist with at least 2 years experience of working in schools to join our dynamic children's speech and language therapy department in Newham, East London. Within the Schools Team, the caseload is varied, split between delivering the core service and the increasingly popular buy-in service to schools. We are part of a multi-disciplinary therapies team who work together to deliver a high quality service for the children of Newham and their families. The successful candidate will need to enjoy delivering training to skill up the school workforce and to empower clients and their families from a range of ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.

There may be also be the opportunity to take on a specialist MDT role, working closely with children with autism and their families in specialist autism resourced provisions within mainstream schools.
Within the team, there are specialist and highly specialist therapists who provide support and in-house training, and multi-disciplinary working is encouraged. Quality Improvement and evidence-based practice underpins our care pathways, and innovative working is encouraged and supported.
Newham is in the heart of London's East End with excellent transport links with the rest of London and Essex. The children's speech and language therapy service has a strong multi-agency work ethic with other services both within the trust and with partner agencies, and offers services across a wide range of care groups in the borough. All posts include working with SLT bilingual co-workers in Newham's diverse and culturally rich community.

The London Borough of Newham has a policy of inclusion, allowing children with a wide range of needs to be able to access their local schools, resulting in varied and inspiring challenges for teachers and therapists.
We are looking for a great team-player who has excellent interpersonal skills and creativity.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nicki Moroney, telephone 02082219300, email

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

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Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

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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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