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Speech and Language Therapist - Schools

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 pro rata per annum including HCAS
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are:

A large supportive, sociable and friendly MDT team of 60+therapists

Committed to the well-being of our staff

Easily accessible via public transport from central London and neighbouring counties

We can provide:

Flexible working
  • Time to ensure access to regular and ongoing CPD

Support with signing off competencies

Opportunities for shadowing in a range of settings

Clearly structured caseloads and prioritisation system

Highly structured induction with opportunities to shadow other therapists

Access to clinical specialists in all areas

In joining you will receive:

Regular and ongoing developing therapist training

A consistent caseload to see through assessment, ongoing therapy and up to discharge

Main duties of the job

In this post you will be working within the schools speech and language therapy team. You will manage a caseload of children and young people with support from a senior SLT. The post holder will provide speech and language therapy to a designated caseload of children with a range of speech, language and communication, eating/drinking difficulties and Special Educational Needs (SEN) attending schools in and around Harrow. A significant proportion of these children will be bilingual. You will be expected to manage your own caseload with minimal support from a senior therapist. This post will involve travelling between schools and working alongside teaching staff and parents to ensure appropriate therapy programmes and education plans are in place for the children under their care. You will be expected to work collaboratively children/young people (CYP), parents/carers and with colleagues in health, education and social care in planning and delivery of services.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

About us

You will be joining and welcomed into a diverse therapy team who actively promote and advocate for equality and diversity.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification for main duties and responsibilities required in this post.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification
  • Health Care Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Knowledge & Experience


  • oWorking with Children and young people
  • oAssessment treatment and management of children with speech, language and communication difficulties
  • oWorking with parents and carers
  • oWorking within an educational environment
  • oWriting clinical notes and reports
  • oAssessment tools relevant to the CYP with speech language and communication, eating and drinking difficulties.
  • oRange of appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant to the above client group
  • oThe role of the speech and language therapist in the Education system
  • oAwareness of standards of record keeping and reporting.

Skills, Abilities and Attributes


  • Good written and spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Negotiation and Problem solving Skills
  • Good presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work in an unpredictable environment and to prioritise own workload
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Demonstrates ability to be a team player
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and young people of all ages and abilities.


  • Car driver

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre

275 Alexandra Ave



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