Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year PA pro rata inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are seeking an experienced, innovative and passionate SLT to lead a school based communication and dysphagia service for Children and Young People (CYP) with a range of severe learning difficulties (SLD) including profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) within Hammersmith and Fulham. The post holder will work in partnership with the school staff and the multi-disciplinary team to deliver a high quality service to CYP and their families. As well as being experienced in delivering a range of communication interventions (including AAC), the post holder should have knowledge and skills in paediatric dysphagia equivalent to level C or above of the RCSLT dysphagia competencies.

Main duties of the job

  • Be part of a service which has an active diversity and inclusion ethos where EDI is established as part of our Business As Usual when thinking about our service users and our staff.
  • Continue to develop your clinical skills including carrying out assessment, identifying needs, developing, implementing and evaluating specialist programmes of care (communication and dysphagia).
  • Work with education colleagues and families to embed communication supportive environments and run evidence based targeted interventions.
  • Develop your management and clinical supervision skills in relation to both communication and dysphagia (including supporting other members of the team to develop their RCSLT dysphagia competencies).
  • Contribute to the quality improvement work of the wider CLCH SLT Education and Dysphagia Services.
  • Work in innovative, motivated teams in a supportive and progressive environment

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

  • To Provide a highly specialist clinical service with responsibility to a caseload specific to the role for children with developmental speech and language delays / disorders / social communication / feeding or swallowing difficulties as relevant to the role
  • To provide a service at settings within designated locality, working closely with parents/carers, schools staff and other relevant professionals, to enable children to develop their speech, language and communication skills and to access the age relevant curriculum
  • To assess the needs for, develop and implement Speech and Language Therapy treatment to children referred within designated locality and presenting with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties
  • To provide advice to others regarding the management and care of children with communication and/or feeding and swallowing difficulties
  • To understand and meet professional and legal SEND responsibilities outlined in the Children and Families Act 2014 including contributing to statutory assessments of special educational needs and delivery of Speech and Language Therapy provision as specified in childrens Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
  • To be accountable for own professional actions and recognise own professional boundaries, seeking advice from senior colleagues as appropriate
  • The post holder will also provide line management, supervision and peer review support to less experienced colleagues and students, including second opinions
  • The post holder will deliver training/courses to staff as relevant to the post e.g. specific in-service training across settings to a variety of audiences. [e.g. parents and staff in schools settings)
  • The post holder will have well developed highly specialist skills in one or more clinical specialism within the broad range of speech, language and communication needs encountered within the caseload children
  • The post holder will liaise with other colleagues across a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies.

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

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent and Licence to Practice - Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Current registered membership of HCPC and RCSLT
  • Further study to Masters, or equivalent level, in clinical field, including completion of short courses and additional study

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