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Speech and Language Therapist Mainstream Schools and Preschool

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Band 5 Speech & Language Therapist to join our highly-skilled multi-disciplinary team, working in schools, early years settings and preschool community clinics with children with a range of speech, language and communication needs. You will work closely with teachers and Early Years staff providing individual and group work, as well as training and advice to staff and parents.You will have opportunities to participate in a variety of projects and working groups within the team and will access the department's excellent in-service training and support programme.

This post is suitable for newly qualified SLT's.The team offers:o Clinical supervision including an innovative programme of weekly individual and group supervision, clinical training and workshops for newly qualified therapistso Defined caseloadso Designated admin and planning timeo Cross team project work and working groups

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide speech and language therapy to a designated caseload of children with a range of speech, language and communication, eating/drinking difficulties and Special Educational Needs (SEN) attending pre-school settings/clinics and schools in and around Harrow.

About us

You will be joining a sociable, dynamic team of over 50 Paediatric Therapists offering access to specialists in all clinical areas, excellent support systems with personal appraisal, objectives and training plans designed to meet your specific needs/CPD requirements. Flexible working hours are available.

Central and North West London NHS Trust expects all Speech and Language Therapists to act in a way which shows you understand our core values and are willing to put them into practice with service users, their friends family and carers and also other staff members.

As a Speech and Language Therapist we expect you to show COMPASSION, contribute to a caring and kind environment and recognise that what you do and say helps can make the lives of others better

We expect you to RESPECT everyone and acknowledge and welcome people's differences rather than ignore them or see them as problematic.

We expect you to EMPOWER others and continually try to provide information, resources and support to help others make their own decisions and meet their own needs.

We expect you to work in PARTNERSHIP and behave in a way that shows that you recognise that commissioners and users of our services are the people who generate and pay for our work

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is within both the pre-school and the schools speech and language therapy team. He/she will manage a caseload of children and young people with support from the principal therapist SLT. The post holder will provide speech and language therapy to a designated caseload of children with a range of speech, language and communication, eating/drinking difficulties and Special Educational Needs (SEN) attending pre-school settings/clinics and schools in and around Harrow.

A significant proportion of these children will have English as an additional language (EAL). He/she will be expected to manage their own caseload with minimal support from a senior therapist.

This post will involve travelling between schools and working alongside teaching staff and early years staff and parents to ensure appropriate therapy programmes and education plans are in place for the children under their care. He/she will be expected to work collaboratively children/young people (CYP), parents/carers and with colleagues in health, education and social care in planning and delivery of services.

The post holder will participate in CPD activities, contribute to departmental meetings, audit and projects. They will deliver training to other professionals and parents/carers on all aspects of speech, language and communication.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification
  • Health Care Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists


  • Post graduate short courses in the provision of SLT to pre-school and school age children
  • Level 1 training in dysphagia

Knowledge & Experience


  • Working with Children and young people
  • Assessment treatment and management of children with speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Working with children with eating and drinking difficulties
  • Working with parents and carers
  • Working within an educational environment
  • Writing clinical notes and reports
  • Assessment tools relevant to the CYP with speech language and communication, eating and drinking difficulties.
  • Range of appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant to the above client group.
  • The role of the speech and language therapist in the Education system
  • Awareness of the roles of other professionals in Health Education and Social Care involved with CYP.
  • Awareness of national policies and procedures in particular safeguarding children, SEN and disability , Children's & Families Act , Foundation Stage and National Curricula
  • Awareness of the principles of clinical governance/ audit
  • Awareness of standards of record keeping and reporting.

Skills, Abilities and Attributes


  • Good written and spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Negotiation and Problem solving Skills
  • Good presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work in an unpredictable environment and to prioritise own workload.
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Demonstrates ability to be a team player
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and young people of all ages and abilities.

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Alexandra Avenue Health



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