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Highly Specialist SLT

Job Reference: 363-CHN5012-A

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Community Services
CS Speech Paeds, LONDON
£42,313 to £48,515 pa inc

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 7 Newham Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Paediatric Complex Needs: AAC
Full time 1 year fixed term to cover maternity leave


We have an exciting opportunity in Newham for a Speech and Language Therapist with highly specialist skills and knowledge in the field of complex needs within the community, including AAC.
School-aged children and young people are seen within the school setting (mainstream, resourced and special), working closely within the multi-disciplinary team, including Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.


The post-holder will work together with a Band 8a SLT specialising in complex needs who supports service and staff development.
The successful applicant will have significant experience working within the specialism of complex needs with other professionals and families. Competence in use of AAC is essential. Experience of working in schools, both primary and secondary, is highly desirable.
The role will also include MDT working with this client group and developing the MDT services and pathways.


Newham is in the heart of London's East End. Geographically compact, it has excellent transport links with the rest of London and Essex. The children's speech and language therapy service has an excellent reputation with other services both within the trust and with partner agencies, and offers services across a wide range of care groups in this inclusive borough.
You will be joining a large supportive team, with training opportunities. Excellent supervision skills are essential for this post.


If you have excellent interpersonal skills, awareness and sensitivity to the needs of clients from a range of ethnic and linguistic backgrounds and have a specialism in working with children with complex communication and AAC needs, we would like to hear from you.


For further information about this post, we would be happy to speak with you. Please contact: Abbey Cowling or Nicki Moroney Tel: 02085866483.


Closing Date: Sunday 5th May 2019
Interview Date: Friday 17th May 2019

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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