Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS pro rata (part time)
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking to recruit a 0.8 WTE Band 8a Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to provide clinical leadership and line management to a team of SLTs working across the tri-borough area (Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea & Hammersmith and Fulham).

The SLT team is integrated with a multidisciplinary team, and the post holder will be responsible for providing leadership across the wider team (for example, leading on the Early Supported Discharge Service Pathway) alongside Clinical Lead colleagues in Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual who is passionate, enthusiastic and highly motivated in providing excellent clinical care evidenced through goal setting and outcome measurement for people within their own homes. Interest and experience in innovation, quality improvement and effective use of resources is essential. You will be responsible for demonstrating effective leadership by setting monitoring and maintaining standards.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work ensure that work within professional standard and clinical guidelines Undertake uni-professional, multi-professional and highly specialist Speech & Language Therapy assessments using evidence-based practice and outcome measures, in a home, clinic setting, of clients referred to inner London CLCH Neuro Rehabilitation Services, Community Rehabilitation and In-patient Rehabilitation. Clients may have complex communication and swallowing impairments as a result of an acquired brain injury (ABI) including traumatic brain injury and Stroke, palliative care needs or long-term neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinsons Disease and Spinal Cord Injury. To analyse complex technical specialist assessment information, provide differential diagnosis and implement appropriate multi-factorial management/therapy programmes, including safe and appropriate eating regimes following interpretation of video fluroscopy reports To analyse auditory, visual and kinaesthetic aspects of clients communication and to identify appropriate strategies to facilitate and enhance communicative effectiveness in the home, work and other relevant settings

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or degree in Speech & Language Therapy and License to Practise from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Completed dysphagia training course to at least Intermediate level
  • Evidence of CPD relevant to the treatment of people with neurological disabilities. Up to date CPD portfolio
  • Training in appraisal / supervision
  • Postgraduate qualification in SLT, rehabilitation or other neuro-related topic


  • Counselling skills training
  • Membership of RCSLT Clinical Excellence Networks
  • Completed dysphagia training course to at least Advance level

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Worlds End Health Centre


W10 6DZ

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