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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa pro-rata incl HCAS (20%)
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a fixed-term Band 7 SLT to join our community SLT team, working across our special schools team, mainstream schools team and our secondary stammering service. This role is ideal for people who are interested in developing their leadership skills at Band 7 level and contributing to the development of the service.

We are a friendly, supportive team who pride ourselves on our commitment to creating an equal and inclusive working environment for people of all backgrounds providing and evidence informed and based service for all our families. You will have:
  • Experience of, and highly specialist skills working with, a diverse paediatric school-age caseload
  • Experience of supporting the evaluation of service delivery in schools
  • Experience in developing and delivering universal and / or targeted level offers to schools
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-agency team
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently where necessary
  • Enthusiasm, imagination, and initiative
  • Understanding of the neurodiversity framework

Main duties of the job

  • To contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of service delivery within mainstream schools, Paddock special school and the secondary stammering service.
  • To demonstrate highly specialist clinical skills in an area relevant to therapy in mainstream and special schools and dysfluency.
  • To lead/supervise others within the service and to act as a resource and support for other therapists working with children with speech, language, and social communication difficulties.
  • To be responsible for the management of a caseload of children with developmental speech and language delays/disorders and social communication difficulties in mainstream schools and special schools.
  • To be responsible for the management of a caseload of secondary-aged children with dysfluency.
  • To provide line management to junior staff and SLTAs and participate in and provide clinical supervision and support as required.
  • To work with parents, carers, school staff and other agencies involved in the children's care as well as part of a multi-agency team.
  • To work as a member of the community paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Team.

About us

The Children's Therapy team consists of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists. Therapists work in multi-disciplinary/multi agency teams across the borough of Wandsworth.

We have a range of working parties to ensure we are utilising best practice including:
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Gestalt Language Processing
  • Neurodiversity
  • Bilingualism
  • Social emotional and mental health (SEMH)
  • Special school and resource base supervision network

We are very proud of our inclusive and proactive team of therapists and assistants providing evidence based and informed intervention to Wandsworth's children.

We will provide:
  • The opportunity to work within a highly skilled and experienced team of Speech & Language Therapists
  • Access to a structured and supportive professional development process
  • Access to regular line management and clinical supervision
  • Wellbeing initiatives including craft and book clubs, away days and a newly started running club
  • A fully inclusive therapy team with an award-winning Diversity and Inclusion working party

Job description

Job responsibilities

**Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document, which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification**

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • HCPC registration and RCSLT registration


  • Gestalt Language Processing short course/training
  • Post-graduate training in dysfluency
  • Post-graduate training in AAC



  • Comprehensive knowledge of the National Curriculum and SEND Code of Practice
  • Extensive knowledge of appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant to the client group eg. AAC, narrative intervention etc
  • Knowledge of formal and informal assessments relevant to the client group



  • Ability to identify own learning needs utilising the appraisal process and in line with personal and service development needs
  • Ability to work collaboratively with families/carers, education staff and other multiagency professionals
  • Ability to effectively supervise and support others



  • Relevant post graduate experience in assessment and intervention of students aged 5-16 years with a variety of speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Relevant post graduate experience of working within schools with a range of school-based staff


  • Relevant post-graduate experience of working within a special school

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St John's Therapy Centre


SW11 1SW

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