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Speech and Language Therapist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

Hackney is a great place to start your career. We have a great reputation for both the services we offer and the support we provide to our staff.

We have a high quality, comprehensive service to children, young people and families. We work wherever children and young people are based including: Children's Centres, Early Years settings, nurseries, mainstream primary and secondary schools, colleges, special schools, child development service and a range of specialist provisions. All Speech and Language Therapy posts are locality team based and strong multi-disciplinary links exist across agencies.

The service has developed the largest and most comprehensive traded services offer in the UK, and as a result attracts a high percentage of direct school funding. School commissions are on an annual basis and as a result these staff contracts are also. We are proud to be commissioned by health, education and schools and colleges in Hackney and out of borough as well as Youth Justice and the Virtual School for Looked after Children. We have a strong relationship with schools and alternative providers and are growing in traded services.

Posts are based on 37.5 hours a week.

Although this post is short term the funding is anticipated to continue, and as a large service other opportunities frequently arise, including internal promotions when available.

Interview Date: 28th and 29th June 2023

Main duties of the job

The Children's Integrated Speech and Language Therapy Service for Hackney & the City is a unique collaboration between local health & education agencies. By pooling resources, the service is able to provide high quality, comprehensive service to children/young people & families within Hackney & The City and other London boroughs.

We have sessions available within our mainstream schools service (primary, secondary and post-16) and Early Years dependent on experience, preference, and service need. Mainstream settings are in Hackney, Tower Hamlets and we also work West London alongside our partner West London Zone.

The post holder will assess and diagnose speech, language and communication needs in children. They will plan and implement programmes of support and intervention for children with speech, language, and communication needs, including children with complex needs. This includes the supervision of speech and language therapy assistants and collaborative work with other agencies.

The post holder will attend relevant training in order to work towards more specialist skills & knowledge and participate in CPD and other developmental activities.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of \Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s on this page

Person Specification



  • Recognised SLT degree
  • Member of HCPC


  • Member of RCSLT



  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Negotiation and problem solving Skills
  • Demonstrates ability to be a good team member
  • Ability to adapt to a range of different clinical areas
  • Demonstrates good analytical and reflection skills
  • Well-developed concentration skills
  • Good presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically


  • Speaker of a relevant community language



  • Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level


  • Other relevant experience (e.g.: personal experience of children, previous experience of working with children and /or people with disabilities
  • Other relevant experience in child care or educational settings



  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the client group)
  • An understanding of principles of assessment and intervention for bilingual children
  • Understanding of the principles of clinical governance /audit
  • Understanding of the roles of other professionals (relevant to the client group)
  • Understanding of standards of record keeping
  • Knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions (relevant to the client group)



  • Commitment and adherence to the Equality Act
  • Understanding of the Trust values
  • Ability and willingness to travel around the Borough and other boroughs where necessary

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