Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - SAFE and Schools

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £48,054 per annum inc HCA
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 - Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist: Mixed post: SAFE project (SEMH and youth justice) and Schools. Band 6 or Band 5 to Band 6 Development / run through post.

Paediatric Community Services- Newham, East London Foundation Trust

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Are you an innovative and creative Speech and Language Therapist? Would you like to develop your skills in the area of SEMH, be part of a DfE funded project, help us deliver change and develop new services?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Speech and Language Therapist with skills, knowledge and a minimum of 12 month experience in paediatrics, to be part of the SAFE project supporting children and young people in school years 5-9. The SAFE project provides early identification, intervention and support for vulnerable young people, many of whom present with SEMH. You will be part of team of SAFE SLT's delivering services into mainstream schools within the project.

Main duties of the job

This post is available as a band 6 for candidates with 2 years postgraduate experience or as a 'run through' development post for band 5 staff with 12 months postgraduate experience, where additional support and training will be provided.

We are part of a multi-disciplinary therapies team who work to deliver a high quality service for the children of Newham and their families. Within the Child Development Service, the team work closely with multidisciplinary partners such as Dietitians, Paediatricians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Specialist Nurses,

The post-holder will manage their own caseload and will have opportunity to support more junior staff and students through supervision and competency development. There will be opportunity for the post holder to be involved in service improvement, audit and QI.

The successful applicant will have relevant experience of working with children and families.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive. We are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

The successful applicant will have relevant experience of working with children and families.

In return, we can offer you:
  • An amazing working environment, with a warm, welcoming and supportive team of SLTs and SLTAs who bring experiences from all over the world.
  • 1:1 monthly supervision, appraisal and CPD
  • Team learning programme
  • Protected service development time and regular team away days
  • Opportunity to supervise and develop junior staff
  • Bi-monthly team meetings
  • Ongoing clinical skills development, MDT working
  • Opportunity to lead service improvement
  • Involvement in audit and quality improvement

We are based at the child development centre in Stratford, in the London Borough of Newham, close to the Olympic Park in the heart of London's East End (with excellent transport links with the rest of London and Essex). The children and young person's speech and language therapy service has a strong multi-agency work ethic with other services both within the trust and with partner agencies, and offers services across a wide range of care groups in the borough.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Successful completion and sign off of core RCSLT competencies


  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups



  • Relevant experience at post graduate level
  • Relevant experience of working within schools
  • Experience of working with other professionals


  • Experience of working with adolescents

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Good organisational and prioritization skills
  • Working knowledge of relevant information technology e.g. word , excel. email
  • Well established knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • Well established knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the client group)
  • Awareness of standards of record keeping
  • Knowledge of safeguarding
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the needs of clients from a range of ethnic and linguistic backgrounds
  • Well established knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the client group)
  • Skills in planning, assessing and implementing intervention for the client group
  • Demonstrates ability to be a good team member
  • Ability to work independently as appropriate and manage own caseload
  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Demonstrates good analytical and reflection skills



  • Willing and able to work flexibly across sites

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


West Ham Lane Child Development Centre

84, West Ham Lane, Newham


E15 4PT

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