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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Initials and EHCP's

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist seeking a new role?

At NELFT, we have the perfect opportunity for you. And we flex to suit you, let us know if we can accommodate a flexible working arrangement to suit your personal circumstances.

We are looking for a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join our SLT team leading on EHCP's and initial assessments in Waltham Forest.

Waltham Forest is a great place to live and work - a thriving community with an abundance of amenities and good transport links. You can find out more about the area and the services that we provide to local residents on our careers website -

Main duties of the job

Speech and Language Therapists are core to the efficient service delivery that we provide to children, young people and their families.

As a Speech and Language Therapist in our service, you will deliver care to children, young people and their families in the community, schools and within the clinic setting at Wood Street health Centre.

You will be working within our mainstream school's team and the wider team where needed supporting EHCP's and initial assessments. You will complete initial EHCP assessments, EHCP reviews where needed, provide support, offer second opinions and deliver training and EHCP updates to the SLT team. You will liaise with the designated clinical officer and monitor data on the teams delivery of EHCP's.

You will have the opportunity to continue to develop this pathway ensuring the needs of the children are being met by our local schools.

About us

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 of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

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).

High-CostArea Supplement This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15%.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role and working at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. We encourage you to refer closely to this when completing your application.

Person Specification

A.C as per person spec


  • Professional registration (HCPC)
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent

A.C. as per Person Spec


  • Significant experience with skills in assessment and management of children with SLCN
  • Planning and delivery of training to other professionals

A.C as per Person Spec


  • Knowledge of assessment tools, treatment techniques and therapeutic interventions
  • Awareness of Government policy and legislation and how this may affect service delivery.


  • Evidence of diagnostic work with ASC caseload

A.C. as per person Spec


  • Demonstrate clear clinical reasoning based on evidence based practice
  • Able to construct clear care plans for complex cases including assessment for differential diagnosis, providing therapy from a range of options based on analysis of information from assessment, theoretical knowledge and clinical benchmarking to make highly specialist clinical decisions

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Wood Street Health Centre

6 Linford Road


E17 3LA

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