Children's Speech and Language Therapist ( Clinics and Mainstream Schools)
Do you want to develop your skills in meeting the needs of children and young people with speech language and communication difficulties in clinics, mainstream schools and nurseries?
The Haringey Speech and Language Therapy Service works in clinics and all primary and secondary schools in Haringey alongside Specialist Language Support and Autism Teachers from the Local Authority.
We have a band 5 post based across the Early years and Mainstream Schools Services. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Speech and Language Therapist who is keen to develop skills in working with children with speech language and communication difficulties in these settings.Main duties of the job
You will be responsible for your own caseloads of children across Early Years and mainstream schools and nurseries in Haringey and will provide assessment and intervention for children in addition to providing support and advice to school staff and parents.
This post will suit a newly qualified SLT, returning SLTs or SLTs from other specialities wishing to work in schools.
The team comprises newly qualified and experienced therapists. There are specialist SLTs for children with complex needs emotional and behavioural difficulties speech and voice disorders deafness fluency selective mutism DLD learning difficulties and regional Makaton trainers who will be at hand to support you. You will also have your own clinical supervisor who will be able to offer you weekly, fortnightly or monthly supervision depending on your experience. A senior SLT will complete your competencies if needed, appraisals and Personal Development Plans with you.About us
Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trustbelieves that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.Job descriptionJob responsibilities To carry a personal clinical caseload maintaining a high level of professional competence and to demonstrate developing clinical expertise with supervision To assess, differentially diagnose, plan and implement therapy for children with speech, language and/or communication difficulties on own caseload To work effectively with clients, carers, education staff and colleagues around individual case management providing advice, guidance and support as necessary and involving them in the planning and prioritisation of care wherever possible To reflect on clinical practice adequately identifying strengths & needs of clients, reviewing their response to therapy and providing evidence of sound clinical judgement To monitor and review the progress of children using evaluation/outcome measurement tools To adapt practice to meet individual client/carers circumstances, taking into account cultural and linguistic backgrounds To produce accurate, & detailed reports, therapy programmes, advice and information as necessary in a timely manner To respond to the requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014 completing written advice which will contribute to Education, Health and Care assessments for children/young people who may have Special Educational Needs. To support the effective transition of children between schools and other services as appropriate To refer children to other Health, Education or Social Services professionals as necessary To undertake home visits, as necessary, in compliance with Home Visiting Safety Policy Person SpecificationEducation / QualificationsEssential
Skills & AbilitiesEssential
- Diploma, Degree or MSC in Speech and Language Therapy
- HCPC Registration
- Registered Member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
- Ability to assess and prioritise for therapy.
- Problem solving skills
- Organisational skills
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to deal with distressed people in stressed situations
- A commitment to the challenge of the job
Knowledge & ExperienceEssential
- An ability to speak another language relevant to the Haringey population - especially Turkish, Polish, Somali or a West African language
- Experience of working with children in clinics and schools
- Experience of running groups with children
- Experience of training others e.g. school staff/parents/carers
- Awareness of clinical governance and how this is reflected in your day to day work
- Theoretical knowledge of alternative/augmentative communication at undergraduate level e.g. symbols
- Knowledge of Child Protection guidelines
- Knowledge of the National Curriculum
- Knowledge of the EHCP process
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to take majority of leave in school holidays
Whittington Hospital NHS TrustAddress
Tynemouth Road Health Centre
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