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Speech and Language Therapist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Full Time
Do you want to develop your skills in meeting the needs of children under 5 with speech and language communication differences working as part of an integrated therapy team?

We have received additional funding to provide intervention for children aged 3 to 5 years old who need speech and language therapy. This has meant that we are developing an exciting new targeted offer in Children and Family Centres, in particular for children with social communication differences (SCD).

We are therefore looking for an enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to join our under 5's SLT team who is looking to develop their assessment and therapy skills in a multi-cultural dynamic borough.

This post will suit a newly qualified SaLT, returning SaLTs or SaLT's from other specialities wishing to work in the under 5's team.

Our vision in Children's Therapies is to provide care for children and families that is personalised, outcomes driven, based on evidence and contemporary theories of practice relevant to the field of childhood disability.

Main duties of the job

The Community Children's Therapies team provides physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy for children and young people up to the age of 19 in Tower Hamlets. Most of the children and young people we work with have developmental difficulties which often are linked to a medical diagnosis e.g. cerebral palsy or autism.

Our services are delivered in clinics, schools, nursery settings, children and family centres and homes. As well as working at a 'specialist' level where we accept referrals for individual children and young people to our service, we also work with partner organisations like schools and children and family centres to enable other professionals to support families at a 'targeted' level. Building the capacity of other professionals and parents to support children and young people with developmental difficulties is a key priority for our team.

The funding for this post has come from an additional funding package to provide intervention for children aged 3 to 5 years old who need speech and language therapy. Using this funding has allowed the Children' Therapies Team to further develop their targeted offer in Children and Family Centres, in particular for children with social communication differences (SCD).

The post holder will provide assessment and therapy interventions for children under five years of age with a variety of speech language and communication needs referred to the Early Years Team.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Degree in Speech and Language Therapy.
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health Professionals Council.


  • Attendance at specific and relevant training courses and further developing clinical knowledge in areas related to post.



  • Experience of working with a broad range of paediatric communication disorders within an undergraduate placement setting.
  • Experience of administration tasks within a health care, educational or office setting.
  • Experience of training others or supporting the education of others, including use of virtual platforms to do this.
  • Experience of providing personalised care to individuals, adapting the care to an individual's needs.
  • Experience of following child protection guidelines.
  • Evidence of engaging in reflective practice at work


  • Experience of working in the community clinic setting.
  • Experience in the organisation and presentation of workshops, courses or other training packages.
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of making clinical notes in a health or social care environment.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Mile End Hospital


E1 4DG

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