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Advanced Speech and Language Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS pro rata (part time)
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Part Time
Band 6 Merton Neuro Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)

Merton Community Neuro Rehab Team

Fixed-Term Contract (12 months), 0.4wte (two days per week / 15 hours per week)

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) works across London and Hertfordshire and is rated Good by the Care Quality Commission. We're also in the HSJ best places to work list and in Stonewall's top employers' index.

Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

As London's largest NHS Trust dedicated to community healthcare, we offer leadership and opportunity for community healthcare professional that few can match.

The Merton Neuro Rehab service is a multi-disciplinary team which provides rehabilitation to patients (ages 18+) with acquired neurological conditions.

So, what do you need to join our team?
  • To be educated in a Speech and Language Therapy degree or equivalent combination of post-graduate/ registration, qualification, short courses and experience
  • Ability to demonstrate working autonomously in developing treatment plans, assessment, discharge planning for patients with complex care needs
  • Experience of supervising others
  • Excellent verbal and written skills

For full requirements please do look at the person specification for the role.

Main duties of the job

If you have these skills, why join CLCH?
  • As a specialist in the provision of community services we have been assessed as 'good' by the CQC and as an organisation we have been awarded on the top 120 places to work by the HSJ and Nursing Times.
  • A range of employee benefits including the ability to support you with your housing needs through a rental deposit loan scheme.
  • Our organisation offers an educationally focused environment which will allow you to professionally grow and develop a repertoire of skills and theoretical knowledge through work-based education.
  • You will have the opportunity to be central to help deliver specialist nursing services and develop your leadership style.

If you would like to talk to somebody about this vacancy, then please contact:

Contact name: Dr. Chetan Vyas / Ms. Lauren Crossley

Email Address: /

Telephone: 07785 970 719 / 07881 747 062

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

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:

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BAME background. CLCH also has active BAME and LGBTQI networks.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide specialist Speech and Language Therapy assessment, differential diagnosis and clearly planned specialist treatment for a caseload of adult clients with acquired communication and/or swallowing disorders within community and outpatient, and virtual settings.
  • To provide evidence-based rehabilitation programmes.
  • To participate in the vocation rehabilitation team meetings and provide assessment and treatment that supports patients/clients being seen by this team.
  • Where appropriate, to develop and maintain skills in the area of Videofluoroscopy. To be aware of Health and Safety issues in relation to potential exposure to radiation and bodily fluids.
  • To hold and manage a specialist caseload and be legally accountable for all clinical decisions and professional actions, seeking advice from senior colleagues as appropriate.
  • To be able to work on own initiative and without direct supervision.
    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Recognised qualification in Speech & Language Therapy (BSc or MSc).
  • HCPC Registered.
  • Postgraduate dysphagia training and competency to independently manage a dysphagia caseload.
  • Postgraduate training and/or experience in communication disorders and therapy.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • RCSLT member.



  • Established experience of approximately 3 years (Band 5 or above) with adult acquired and neurological disorders.
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team in a community setting.
  • Videofluoroscopy experience (clinic attendance only or competencies signed off).
  • Experience of student / junior staff supervision and training.


  • Videofluoroscopy competencies signed off.
  • Previous experience in tracheostomy management.
  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) trained.
  • Previous experience of working with adults with a learning disability.
  • Active membership of relevant SIGs.
  • Experience of relevant audit/service development project.

Skills & Knowledge


  • Evidence of specialist clinical knowledge base and level of professional competency across the range of acquired communication and swallowing disorders supported by evidence-based practice.
  • Developing specialist level knowledge of assessment tools and therapeutic interventions relevant to adults with acquired speech, language and swallowing difficulties.
  • Knowledge of clinical practice, national policies and issues relating to the delivery of Speech and language therapy services.
  • Able to identify areas for own personal/ professional development.

Key Attributes


  • Able to carry out the duties of the post with or without adaptations.
  • Able to carry out moderate physical effort throughout the day
  • High level of motivation.
  • Friendly and approachable.
  • Demonstrates initiative with self-directed learning.
  • Excellent interpersonal qualities.


  • Driving license, car driver with unrestricted access to a car.

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Merton Civic Centre



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