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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 824-CHD-5395-C

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
L5 Merton Childrens Speech and Language Health, London
£34,961 to £42,010 pa inc

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.

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.

Do you aspire for your next career move to work for an NHS organisation that is not only rated Good by the Care Quality Commission but are also in the HSJ best places to work list and in Stonewell’s top employers’ index? If so, look no further than Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH). CLCH currently works across London and Hertfordshire.

As London’s largest NHS Trust dedicated to community healthcare we offer leadership, learning and career opportunities for community healthcare professional that few can match.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.

Band 6 Specialist Children’s Speech & Language Therapist

Community clinics with Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) interest

Merton Community Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service

37.5 hours per week

We are looking for creative, passionate Speech & Language Therapist to support our clinical team with an interest/ specialism in Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) to join our outstanding SLT service in in Merton.

Your role will be to provide assessment, advice and treatment to infants, children and young people (0-19yrs) with a range of speech, language and communication needs in the community and being an ambassador for AAC in Merton. The role will include work in the community e.g.: clinics/ schools and families homes whilst taking a lead role in working with our AAC hub to oversee AAC loans and assessments.

You will work closely with established multi-professional teams within Merton Community services and with outside agencies to support the local AAC service including supporting families through hub assessments, attending joint appointments in acute settings, working with local reps and OT colleagues to meet the needs of Merton families. You will be able to carry out formal and informal AAC assessments in infants/ children and young people with identified mid and high tech AAC needs at home, school and in clinics. You will have had experience of working with a variety of AAC needs in the community setting/ school/ home settings, have a passion for learning and supporting others and outstanding generalist communication skills.

We are committed to professional development and evidence based practice, offering regular in-service training and peer group / one to one supervision within the wider CLCH family. Internal and external courses are supported. You will be required to have at least 2 years’ experience working within the field AAC/ school aged children, appropriate transferable skills working with infants, school aged children and young people. You should have experience of engaging in appraisal processes and be willing to further develop clinical skills and join AAC networks and Clinical Excellence Groups. An interest/ experience in clinical audit would be desirable but not essential.

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)
  • A fast-track 18 month rotational programme to move to progress your career here *T&C’s apply
  • 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.

Please be aware that all communications about this vacancy will be received to you via email and text message. Always check your inbox and junk mail folders and provide a UK mobile number if available.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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