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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa (plus HCAS)
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are hiring a Highly Specialised Speech and Language Therapist to work in our Community Adult Learning Disability Team in Havering.

This position is part of an integrated Multi disciplinary team, working with social workers, care assessors, occupational therapists , nurses, psychologists, art therapists, behaviour specialists, psychiatrists and physiotherapists to provide the best care to our service users.

This is position is eligible for a welcome payment equivalent to 10% of your annual basic salary (subject to welcome paymentTerms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be required to:
  • Independently manage of a caseload of adults with dysphagia and communication difficulties with a diagnosis of Learning Disability, by planning, delivering and reviewing their individual packages of care.
  • Guide service users, their support, colleagues and management by utilising skills, knowledge and practicalexperience to inform best practice care.
  • Provide clinical supervision, second opinions and support to less experienced members of staff.
  • Ensure outcome measures are embedded across the team .
  • Use a quality improvement approach to evaluate and review performance and activity to contribute to service development.

NELFT are currently undertaking its largest ever Quality Improvement project New Ways of Working . This process aims to deliver a new sustained model of working for our teams by ensuring you are able to provide your service in a way that best works for each team member and service user, therefore the successful post holder will be required to engage, review and feedback in this process to support the best possible outcomes for all.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction.

High-CostArea Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,108 and a maximum payment of �5,177).

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are a friendly, enthusiastic and passionate team and we look forward to welcoming a new member to our group. Our team is made up with colleagues from Health and Social Care to drive cohesive practice.

We offer a network of support to enable you to effectively perform the duties of your role, we will provide you with regular supervison and team meetings, access to our speech and language clinical community of practice as well as support from colleagues of different professions within the MDT and wider trust network activities.

We are working to the QNLD framework for providing community LD care and continually strive to improve our provision

For further details on this position, please refer to the attached job description and person specification

Person Specification

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Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


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