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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Learning Disability

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum incl. HCAS (outer)
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Learning Disability Band 7 Due to service developments we have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Speech & Language Therapist to join our multidisciplinary team.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with people with learning disabilities and is able to bring their enthusiasm and skills to develop our service.

This is an ideal post for either an established clinician or a skilled Band 6 looking for that next challenge as you will be supported by an experienced Band 8a S& LT.

Croydon Community Learning Disability team is a friendly, welcoming service which values innovation. We offer a variety of supervision models and the opportunity to undertake a range of CPD. The team is staffed by highly skilled clinicians who are passionate about making life better for people who have learning disabilities.

Please do get in touch if you wish to discuss this opportunity.

Sam Hadlow - 020 8726 6500 ext 23627

Main duties of the job

  • At a highly specialist level, to assess, develop and implement Speech and Language Therapy programmes for adults with a learning disability who have communication and/or dysphagia.
  • To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, to provide an efficient, effective and coordinated Speech and Language Therapy Service.
  • To supervise and manage other Speech & Language Therapists and to provide leadership in this specialism.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person Specification



  • Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification and Registration with the Heath and Care Professions Council
  • RCSLT accredited post graduate dysphagia qualification/ RCSLT dysphagia competencies framework


  • Postgraduate qualification in related field



  • Considerable experience of working with adults who have learning disabilities


  • Experience of supervision and line management
  • Significant experience in independently managing a complex dysphagia caseload



  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate assessments and therapeutic interventions (relevant to the client group)
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the client group) and ability to update knowledge



  • Developed skills in using symbol software packages and producing communication resources
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Croydon Council Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint walk.



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