This job has expired

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

View more

Mental health
Band 7
Full Time
We have 3 exciting opportunities within the Early Years Service for Communication and the Dysphagia Team working with Early Years and School Aged Children and Young People.

We are looking for three highly specialist, innovative and passionate SLTs to join us working in the Inner London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The clinical base will depend upon the clinical elements of the specific role agreed. The post holders will work in partnership with parents/carers, other members of the multi-disciplinary team and nurseries/schools to deliver a high-quality service. As well as being experienced in delivering a range of communication interventions, the post holders should have knowledge and skills in paediatric dysphagia, equivalent to level C or above of the RCSLT dysphagia competencies.

Main duties of the job

Join us if you want to:
  • Be part of a service which has an active diversity and inclusion ethos where EDI is established as part of our Business as Usual when thinking about our service users and our staff.
  • Continue to develop your clinical skills including carrying out assessment, identifying needs, developing, implementing and evaluating specialist programmes of care (communication and dysphagia).
  • Work with education colleagues and families to embed communication supportive environments and run evidence based targeted interventions.
  • Enhance your management and clinical supervision skills in relation to both communication and dysphagia (including supporting other members of the team to develop their RCSLT dysphagia competencies).
  • Lead quality improvement work of the wider CLCH SLT EY and Dysphagia Services.
  • Work in innovative, motivated teams in a supportive and progressive environment

For further info on working in our Team, please take a look at our recruitment video: CLCH S& L Recruitment - YouTube

For further details please contact: Debbie Vint & Rachel Dickens SLT Locality Lead for dysphagia and complex needs 07393 760298 07468 757902

Interview date: Wednesday 20th December 2023

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

  • To assess, develop and implement Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapy provision for children with dysphagia and SLCN including additional specialist intervention and support to children with one of more specific clinical areas e.g. Complex Needs, ASD, Speech Disorder, DLD.
  • To write reports reflecting highly specialist knowledge including initial assessment/review reports, EHCNA, Annual Reviews and Tribunal reports.
  • To provide appropriate highly specialist intervention and evaluate outcomes.
  • To provide advice and support to others regarding the management and care of children and young people with dysphagia and SLCN.
    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Recognised SLT degree or equivalent
  • Health Care Professionals Council Licence to Practice
  • Current registered membership of HCPC and RCSLT
  • Evidence of competency level C or above of the RCSLT Dysphagia Competency Framework


  • Evidence of Infant training courses
  • Advanced dysphagia qualification /post graduate paediatric dysphagia training e.g. Manchester Post Basic Dysphagia Course
  • Evidence of completion of highly specialist short courses in dysphagia management
  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses up to Masters degree or equivalent
  • Membership of relevant Clinical Excellence Networks (CENs)

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


The Medical Centre


W9 3XZ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert