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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join a well established multi-disciplinary team based within the Hammersmith and Fulham locality team on a fixed term contract of approximately 12 months.

If you are an experienced B6 SLT looking for the opportunity to move into a B7 role in a supported environment then this would be the ideal opportunity. Alternatively, if you currently work part time or looking to return to the profession from a break this post would provide the opportunity to ease into full time employment. You will get the chance to supervise a B6 and you will be clinically very well supported by an on-site Band 7 SLT Team Lead and by a B8a Clinical Lead SLT.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic speech and language therapist with at least three years' experience of working in neuro-rehabilitation to continue to develop and raise the profile of SLT within the teams. The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of high quality client-centred and goal oriented therapeutic care, using evidence based practice.

Working as part of the MDT you will be responsible for a domiciliary service including an Early Supported Discharge Stroke Service. You will need to be highly skilled and experienced in assessing and providing intervention to clients with a range of complex and acquired neurological conditions including stroke, PD, MND, MS and other brain injury. This varied and interesting role will also involve providing training and education to clients, families, carers and other health and social care professionals.

We will encourage you to develop your maximum clinical potential in an environment that is well supported professionally and managerially, via a robust supervision and continuing personal development system.

About us

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide a highly specialist speech/language therapy assessment, diagnosis and treatment service as part of the Community Neurological Rehabilitation Service (NRS) and the Community Rehabilitation Service (CRS) for adults. They will work on a domiciliary basis primarily across the Central London CCG (borough of Westminster) as part of Tri borough community services across Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. This includes an Early Supported Discharge Service for Stroke and clients with a wide range of acquired neurological and progressive conditions, who have complex eating/swallowing and/or communication difficulties, requiring a range of specialized interventions

Be an integral member of the NRS/CRS in Westminster, acting as a resource to other medical, nursing, therapy and social services staff and voluntary agencies and as an interface link for speech/language therapy with acute providers

Work within professional standards and clinical guidelines, promote best practice and undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner including assessing and treating own caseload of patients/clients and maintaining professional documentation

Build and maintain key relationships with referrers to the service, including GPs; acute providers; Bedded Services; District Nurses and other services across CLCH, to facilitate appropriate referrals and an understanding of the role of the speech/language therapist and the multi-disciplinary team

Provide clinical supervision to Band 6 SLT and advice, training and support to students, assistants and others

Work in a variety of settings including clients own homes, clinics, residential and continuing care homes and community facilities

Support self and service development through active participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and by participating in any audit or research being undertaken by the service

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Appropriate Speech & Language Therapy qualification and License to Practise from the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists.
  • Evidence of registration with the HPC
  • Completed dysphagia training course to at least Intermediate level.
  • Work permit, if necessary.

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