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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum HCAS inclusive (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of a forward thinking, innovative team? Are you interested in applying your clinical skills to the rich and diverse community of Ealing? Do you want to work for an SLT service that is committed to Equality Diversity and Inclusion and Staff Wellbeing?

We have an exciting opportunity for some enthusiastic, flexible and innovative Speech and Language Therapists to join our team. These Band 6 vacancies are available in
  • Special School for children with moderate to severe speech, language and communication needs
  • Mainstream Schools
  • Specialist Setting for children with SEMH

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

This post will involve
  • providing services to children and young people, their families and other professionals at a Universal Targeted and Specialist level
  • providing assessment, differential diagnosis, advice and intervention to children with moderate to severe speech, language and communication needs
  • carrying a specialist clinical caseload maintaining a high level of professional competence.
  • participating in continuing professional development to maintain and further develop knowledge and clinical practice to a specialist level.
  • offering training and workshops to parents/carers/school staff where appropriate.

The role will allow you to develop as a clinician as well as have the opportunity to assist in service developments. There are many opportunities for joint working and skill sharing. Band 6 SLTs are key members of our specialism teams and take an active role in audits and support and supervision (students and junior members of staff).

The appointed therapist will demonstrate a broad range of skills to work with the mixed client group and will maintain up-to-date knowledge of national guidelines and policies related to service delivery.

At present, the roles involve school based contacts and admin time there is also the option for working from home for some of the admin time or in the main hub during the holidays. We are committed to supporting staff and have a range of systems in place to continue to support staff virtually.

About us

We're thrilled that you are thinking of joining us. With the new Elizabeth line opening, our trust has never been so well-connected to East and Central London and as far out as Reading making it easier to further your career with us!

Ealing is a leafy green and bustling borough situated in West London. Ealing's vibrant multi-cultural population makes the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our service gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team. There is a wealth of transport links, restaurants, shops, parks and a busy calendar of year-round festivals and events.

Click on these links to meet the team and get a flavour of the work we do!


Youtube:(184) Ealing Children's Services - YouTube

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our vision

Keeping children and young people's education, health and well-being at the centre of decision making to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Ealing Speech & Language Therapy Department feel strongly that Continual Professional Development is central to the delivery of the service and the development of the staff who work within it. The department offers a wide range of opportunities for CPD and is committed to providing excellent levels of support and supervision such as shadowing opportunities, peer support groups, supervision sessions, journal clubs, specialism groups and whole department training days.

Ealing Speech and Language Therapy department is a friendly team. We are committed to providing care and services which are inclusive and treat everyone with respect. We have a committed equality, diversity and inclusion group who are working to ensure we are an actively anti-racist team. We are fortunate to work in Ealing, one of the most ethnically diverse boroughs in the UK, and we are striving to ensure our team reflects the communities we serve. We seek to ensure we are allies with our LGBTQ+ colleagues and families as well our neurodivergent colleagues and families.

Main Responsibilities

The post holder will work as part of our team to provide assessment, differential diagnosis, advice and intervention to children who have a range of speech, language and communication difficulties.

Key responsibilities are to carry a clinical caseload maintaining a high level of professional competence as well as advising/training parents/carers and other professionals on clinical issues. In addition, the post holder will participate in continuing professional development to maintain and further develop knowledge and clinical practice.

The post holder will have regular and high-quality supervision from senior Speech and Language Therapists skilled and experienced in managing a Paediatric caseload.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on the role. When completing the supporting information section of your application, please ensure you show how you meet each of the criteria of the person specification providing illustrative examples where possible as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • 1.Registration with Health Professions Council as a speech and language therapist
  • 2.Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • 3.Registered member of RCSLT
  • 4. Member of relevant CEN

Knowledge & Experience


  • 1.Postgraduate experience of assessing, diagnosing and implementing appropriate management plans for children with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties, including those relevant to the clinical specialism.
  • 2.Evidence of continuing professional development and advanced training, e.g. whole class work, Makaton, PECS.
  • 3.Specialist knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • 4.Specialist knowledge of a range of appropriate educational and therapeutic interventions effective for working in schools
  • 5.Knowledge of prioritisation issues within client group
  • 6.Knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to the client group
  • 7.Knowledge of principles of clinical governance


  • Experience of working with children and young people with SEMH

Skills, Abilities and Attributes


  • 1.Demonstrate ability to be a good team member
  • 2.Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • 3.Excellent presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • 4.Demonstrate excellent organisational, analytical and reflection skills
  • 5.Demonstrate negotiation, conflict resolution and problem solving skills

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Carmelita House

21-22 The Mall


W5 2PJ

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