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Speech and Language Therapist

Central London Community Health Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a skilled, motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist who would like to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team in Battersea.

The Wandsworth Maximising Independence Team is a service for adults within Wandsworth who require rehabilitation in the community. The service is part of Wandsworth Community Health Services, and prides itself on its integrated working. We work alongside our nursing colleagues, GPs and specialist community services to provide excellent community based care to patients within Wandsworth. We work closely with our partners in local acute care providers, social care, and third sector to better meet complex patients' needs.

The team comprises of a large supportive multidisciplinary team physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and rehab support workers. It provides an urgent and routine pathway to adults in the community, working with them and their families or carers to help regain their independence following illness, preventing avoidable attendance or readmission to hospital, supporting them to manage long term conditions and promoting health and wellbeing.

This post offers the opportunity to develop your clinical skills working with a predominantly dysphagia based caseload. You will gain experience working with patients with conditions such as dementia, COPD, Parkinson's Disease, stroke and other long term conditions.

Main duties of the job

  • Ability to demonstrateworking autonomously as a Speech and Language Therapist in developing treatment plans, assessment and discharge planning for patients.
  • Providing dysphagia and communication intervention for patients in an array of community settings e.g. their own homes, care homes and supported living settings.
  • A positive attitude and commitment to providing excellent holistic care and evidence-based interventions.
  • Demonstrating ability to work proactively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for full information relating to the post.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree
  • Registration with Health & Care Professionals Council
  • Part completion or completion of dysphagia competencies
  • Completion of NQPsstration


  • Evidence of relevant post-registration education and training e.g. in Stroke, Parkinson's, Dementia
  • Member of a relevant Clinical Excellence Network
  • Registered member of RCSLT



  • Experience of working with an adult caseload relevant to the post.
  • Experience of working and liaising with other MDT professionals.
  • Experience of providing assessment and intervention with adults with communication and swallowing difficulties.


  • Experience of working within a community SLT service, including in care homes.
  • Participation in audit research projects service development.
  • Experience of delivering training.
  • Experience in working with end of life patients.



  • Knowledge of assessment tools relevant to an adult client group including: dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria, dyspraxia, dysphonia, cognitive communication difficulties.
  • Knowledge of a range of relevant communication and dysphagia interventions relevant to the client group e.g. dementia, Parkinson's, COPD, stroke, etc.
  • Knowledge of professional standards including record keeping.
  • Knowledge of the role of Community Health Services.
  • Knowledge of the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion and how this can be implemented in practice.
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to adults.
  • An understanding of the principles of clinical governance.


  • Knowledge of local services including voluntary agencies available.



  • Excellent presentation skills, in both written and verbal form.
  • Good organisational skills including prioritisation.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • Ability to be an effective team member.
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills including observation, listening, empathy and sensitivity.
  • Ability to work proactively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to understand complex issues, negotiate and problem solve
  • Ability to manage the emotional consequences of working with patients with distressing conditions.
  • Ability to reflect on and develop own performance.
  • Ability to seek support/advice as appropriate.

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Battersea Studios



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