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Children's EDD and Complex Special Needs Lead SLT

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum (pro rata) incl HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Due to an early retirement within our Eating and Drinking / Complex Special Needs team we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Highly Specialist SLT to join our friendly and supportive team.

Proposed interview date: Thursday 6th June 2024 in the morning. If you are unable to make this date but are interested in this role, please contact us to discuss.

Main duties of the job

At a highly specialist level, to assess, diagnose, treat and discharge children/young people referred with speech, language, communication and eating & drinking problems

To work as a member of the Early Years, Primary and Secondary Teams to provide an efficient, effective and co-ordinated Speech and Language Therapy Service

To take a lead role for the EDD/CSN team, overseeing the caseload and providing clinical support for team members.

To provide highly specialist assessment, clinical diagnosis, treatment and management of dysphagia, eating and drinking, and complex communication needs in children.

To develop and implement highly specialist speech and language therapy treatment to children with eating and drinking difficulties and complex special needs

To take the delegated lead on the development of team objectives or projects, in liaison with peers

To participate in the development, maintenance and review of standards for the speech and language therapy treatment of children with EDD/CSN

To manage a large and complex caseload independently across a number of locations

To assist in the leadership of appropriate specialist area children with EDD/CSN

About us

Croydon Health Services provides integrated NHS services to care for people at home, in schools, and health clinics across the borough as well as at Croydon University Hospital and Purley War Memorial Hospital.

CUH provides more than 100 specialist services and is home to the borough's only Emergency Department and 24/7 maternity services, including a labour ward, midwifery-led birth centre and the Crocus home birthing team.

Purley War Memorial Hospital (PWMH) in the south of the borough offers outpatient care, including diagnostic services, physiotherapy and ophthalmology services run by Moorfields Eye Hospital, alongside an onsite GP surgery.

Our experienced staff take care of people of all ages across the borough of Croydon.

We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See the attached JD and Person specification, which provides a detailed breakdown of the details of the job description and the main responsibilities associated with this role.

Person Specification



  • At least 3 years of leadership experience
  • HCPC registered
  • Post qualification EDD experience of at least 5 years


  • Masters in Speech and Language Therapy or evidence of additional CPD



  • Experience of line management of junior staff and conducting appraisals
  • Experience of working closely with multidisciplinary colleagues
  • Experience of providing support to experienced colleagues within the field


  • Experience of implementing service development initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Sanderstead Clinic

40 Rectory Park



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