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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist (1.0 WTE) 12-month Fixed Term Post (Maternity Leave Cover)Special Schools and ARPs team - Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster

Are you looking to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people? Are you passionate about reducing inequalities and want to belong to a service with an active diversity and inclusion ethos?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist to join our Speech and Language Therapy Special Schools & ARPs team to work across 3 provisions with both primary and secondary aged CYP, in the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster. The post includes the opportunity to work with a neurodiverse caseload and with CYP with a variety of profiles including supporting young people with severe learning difficulties including profound and multiple learning difficulties.

The post provides the opportunity to implement a wide range of therapeutic approaches and interventions in collaboration with education partners. Through joint planning and delivery of interventions in the classroom and through support to families you will ensure that SLT input has a functional impact for the pupils you support.

We welcome applications from from band 5s looking to progress into a band 6 role or existing band 6s wishing to develop their skill sets.

Main duties of the job

Join the CLCH SLT Education Team if you want to:
  • Have access to 1:1 and peer group supervision opportunities
  • Be part of our supportive, friendly, and well-established special schools team
  • Have access to a regular in-house training programme
  • Help the school to embed good universal and targeted level practise within their setting
  • Deliver specialist interventions to children and young people with Education, Health, and Care Plans
  • Work jointly with the class teams and other professionals
  • Help parents understand and support their child's speech, language and communication needs

For further info on working in our Team, please take a look at our recruitment video: CLCH S& L Recruitment - YouTubeFor further details please contact:Bryony Schnadhorst, Education Locality Lead for Special Schools on bryony.schnadhorst@nhs.net

or

Rachel Dickens, Lead for Complex Needs and Dysphagia on rachel.dickens@nhs.net

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: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess the need for, develop and implement Speech and Language Therapy treatment to children with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties.
  • To analyse auditory, visual and kinaesthetic aspects of childrens communication and to identify appropriate strategies to facilitate and enhance communicative effectiveness in the home, school and other relevant settings.
  • To make appropriate clinical decisions following assessment, using evidence-based practice and outcome measurement to provide the most effective treatment to children and their families within clearly defined care plan.
  • To make a differential diagnosis on the basis of evidence from assessment.
  • To demonstrate clinical effectiveness by use of evidence-based practice and outcome measures relevant to the field, in particular in the field(s) of specialisation.
    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.


Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • Degree and Licence to Practise from the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
  • Current registered membership of HCPC and RCSLT


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of supporting CYP, families and schools in line with the Children and Families Act 2014 including contribution to statutory assessments (Education Health and Care Plan Needs Assessments), contribution to the annual review process and delivery of SLT provision as specified in Education health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
  • Collaborative work with parents and other professionals
  • Experience Training others


Desirable

  • Interest to develop clinical specialism in education
  • Training/experience of supporting students and more junior qualified therapists including provision of supervision and line management


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Good Team working
  • Ability to deal with conflict and good problem solving skills
  • Sensitive to others' issues/differing needs
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy
  • Excellent communication /presentation skills verbal and written
  • Good organisational skills
  • Understanding of typical child development Speech and Language, Play and other milestones
  • Good working knowledge of appropriate range of assessments and interventions for school aged CYP with Speech, Language and Communication needs and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits to individual CYP
  • Understanding and application of Education Practice and Policy including the Children and Families Act 2014
  • Understanding of Religious, Cultural and Linguistic issues impacting upon caseload management
  • Awareness of national policies and procedures (relevant to the Education)
  • Knowledge of the principles of audit
  • Good understanding of the roles of other professionals (relevant to the client group)
  • Up to date knowledge of professional standards of record keeping
  • Holistic view of communication problems and philosophy to back this
  • Ability to organise and manage own caseload independently and support other more junior staff manage their caseload.


Key Attributes

Essential

  • Able to maintain prolonged concentration in order to assess the speech, language and communication skills of CYP using formal and informal assessments
  • Travel around district and access different venues, with or without adaptations


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Parsons Green Health Centre

London

SW6 4UL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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