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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Job Reference: 220-CYP-1889978

Whittington Health
Speech and Language
Frank Barnes School / Laycock Resource base for Deaf children, London
£37,570-£43,772 Per annum

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Whittington Health NHS Trust received a “good” overall inspection from the CQC in October 2017 with our services receiving an “outstanding” for our caring. With well-led (leadership) following inspection of management. To read the full report please go to: Oct 2018 CQC report in full

To comply with the Trust’s Safeguarding Children and Adults policies, procedures and protocols. All individual members of staff (paid or unpaid) have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults This will require you to:

  • Ensure you are familiar with and comply with the London Child Protection Procedures and protocols for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with the London Multi Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Pan London Procedures.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with local protocols and systems for information sharing.
  • Know the appropriate contact numbers and required reporting lines.
  • Participate in required training and supervision.
  • Comply with required professional boundaries and codes of conduct

Whittington Health is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Deafness


Band 7 SLT 1.0 WTE

1 year Fixed contract (potentially renewable)


The Speech and Language Therapy Service for Children who are Deaf is looking for a highly skilled and innovative speech and language therapist with extensive experience in working with Deaf children and young people from birth to 11 years old.

The team works with deaf children and their families in Camden and Islington. You will be part of a well-established, supportive and highly specialist team who work with

  • Pre-school deaf children (0-5 years) and their families across Camden and Islington
  • Pupils at Laycock Provision for Deaf Children, within Laycock Primary school, which has 70 places for deaf children offering an auditory/oral approach to teaching. The children use spoken English to communicate and make maximum use of their hearing to access spoken language.
  • Pupils at Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children which is a special school with approx. 30 places for deaf children, offering a sign bilingual learning environment ( BSL and English) and is co-located with Kings Cross Academy


You will be one of a team of 5 SLT’s and SLTA, delivering high quality and innovative therapy and teaching approaches to children with a primary communication need due to deafness, as well as those who have significant communication needs additional to their deafness. We deliver clinical excellence through evidence based packages of care.

You will require experience as an SLT of working in all aspects of Deaf education, including preschool and primary aged, and across modalities. Level 2 BSL or Level 3 BSL is desirable.

In addition to organising and managing your own caseload, you will take the lead for some areas of service delivery, support less experienced therapists, and continue to build and maintain strong relationships with education colleagues, both in school and the Advisory Teachers in the community. You will receive regular supervision from the Clinical Coordinator in Deafness and will have opportunities to work closely with colleagues within the team. We offer a friendly and supportive working environment with a strong emphasis on CPD through access to specialist clinical support, sharing good practice and effective team working.

We are able to be flexible with the post and applications for part-time working will be considered.

The post is a 12 month fixed term contract which is potentially renewable.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Wendy Martin, Clinical Coordinator for Deafness, on 0207 391 7054/ 07798854356 or email

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  4. Employment at Whittington Health is offered subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period for all staff with the exception of GMC Registered Doctors.

Other important information

  • Applications are welcome from people wishing to job share or work flexible patterns. We are committed to equal opportunities.
  • In submitting an application form, you authorise Whittington Health NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that during the recruitment process your Identity Documentation will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided


From April 2017, Tier 2 visa applicants and their adult dependant(s) will be required to provide a criminal record certificate from each country they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past ten years.

We would welcome applications from individuals who are from underrepresented groups in the organisation.

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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