Speech & Language Therapist Band 6

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year PA incl HCAS (London Services)
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
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Speech and Language Therapist Complex Needs - Band 6

Speech and Language Therapist (Dysphagia competency desirable but not essential as training can be provided)

Paediatric Community Services- Newham, East London Foundation Trust

Amazing things are happening and you could be a part of it! Join our expanding team

Newham's Speech and Language Therapy service has some exciting news to share! Our team is expanding following an unprecedented investment of 20 new posts across all bandings in April 2022. We are looking for SLTs to join our growing and supportive team.

Are you an experienced, innovative, creative speech and language therapist? Would you like to bring your skills and ideas to help us deliver change and new services?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Speech and Language Therapist with specialist skills, knowledge and interest in paediatric complex needs and dysphagia within the community setting to join our expanding team of 10 Complex needs and dysphagia SLTs!

Main duties of the job

The Complex Needs and Dysphagia SLT team offers specialist assessment and intervention for babies, children and young people aged 0-19. Children and families are supported in a variety of settings including clinic-based visits to the child development centre (CDC), home visits offered as necessary, nurseries and school settings.

Within the CDC the team work closely with multidisciplinary partners such as Dieticians, Paediatricians, Occupational Therapists, Specialist Nurses, and has established close working links to local tertiary hospital specialist Medical teams including, but not limited to, ENT, Respiratory, Gastroenterology and Neurology.

The post-holder will manage their own caseload of children with complex communication needs and dysphagia. There will be opportunity for service improvement and development working alongside colleagues.

The successful applicant will be motivated and passionate about working with children and families within the specialism of complex needs communication and dysphagia.

About us

In return we can offer you:
  • An amazing working environment, with a warm, welcoming and supportive team of SLTs and colleagues who bring experiences from all over the world.
  • 1:1 monthly supervision, appraisal and CPD
  • Team learning programme
  • Protected service development time and regular team away days
  • Leadership development through supervising and develop junior staff
  • Monthly team meetings and band 6 peer meetings
  • On-going clinical skills development, MDT working
  • Opportunity to lead service improvement

Involvement in audit and quality improvement

Job description Job responsibilities

Based at the child development centre, in Stratford in the London Borough of Newham, close to the Olympic Park in the heart of Londons East End (with excellent transport links with the rest of London and Essex). The childrens speech and language therapy service has a strong multi-agency work ethic with other services both within the trust and with partner agencies, and offers services across a wide range of care groups in the borough.

Come and be part of a team that is innovative, responsive, adaptable and which aspires to stand out in the future in the areas of service delivery, improvement and research.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level
  • Relevant experience post-registration in paediatrics
  • Relevant experience in complex needs communication and dysphagia
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates good analytical and reflection skills
  • Well-developed concentration skills Good presentation skills, both written and verbal, including ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Good organisational skills
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Working knowledge of relevant information technology
  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Demonstrates ability to be a good team member
  • Ability to work independently as appropriate
  • Awareness of the roles of other professionals relevant to the client group
  • Ability to work in partnership with other professionals and other agencies
Other Essential
  • oA commitment to delivering services in a culturally diverse Borough taking into considerations diversity of needs and cultures of the service users and families.
  • oAbility and willingness to travel around the Borough
  • oAble to cope with the stress and emotional requirements of the job

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