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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inc. pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Full Time
The Children's Integrated Speech and Language Therapy Service for Hackney and the City is a unique partnership between health and education and has grown into a large dynamic team that delivers innovative models of working. It is a welcoming, fun and supportive place to work. With well-established clinical supervision and access to CPD it is a great place to make the move and become a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

These posts are part of our service to children and young people with Autism. There are sessions available in an Additionally Resourced provision for primary-aged children, a specialist secondary school, specialist support and Interact as well as mainstream schools.

It is an excellent chance to be part of an exciting and growing SaLT network within this clinical area raising awareness of SLCN and providing holistic, relevant and functional support to children, and the professionals around them.Preferences will be discussed at interview, and the exact combination of the post will be dependent on interest, experience and service need.

The service has developed the largest and most comprehensive traded services offer in the UK. We are proud to be commissioned by health, education and schools and colleges in Hackney and out of borough as well as Youth Justice and the Virtual School for Looked after Children. We have a strong relationship with schools and alternative providers and are growing in traded services.

Main duties of the job

The sessions will be mainly as part of the Autism service, with primary and / or secondary age students. Some time will be based within settings, as the Link SaLT and some will be supporting the wider team to develop their Autism practice. There are also some sessions available in mainstream schools.

Candidates' preferences will be taken into account where possible. The service employs over 100 staff and so opportunities arise frequently and staff are deployed flexibly to meet changing need.

We embrace flexible working and will consider applicants who wish to work part-time. If at all interested we strongly suggest that you call or email to discuss these posts.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent (Post-Graduate Diploma or MSc in Speech and Language therapy leading to registration with HCPC)
  • Health and Care Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist


  • Clinical supervisors course for staff and students



  • Post-graduate experience in relevant specialist area
  • Evidence of having received mentoring support in the relevant specialist area
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision to SaLT students
  • Experience of instigating and managing change


  • Other relevant experience (eg personal experience of children, previous experience of working with children and /or people with other disabilities) oPrevious experience of working with young people in a trauma informed fashion

Skills/ Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening tact, persuasion and empathy skills
  • Well developed negotiation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with children, parents and colleagues
  • Ability to share sensitive and complex information with families and professionals.
  • Able to recognise and seek advice appropriately
  • Ability to contribute to project work associated with developing and evaluating new services.
  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Ability to plan alone or in a group for clinical sessions and team work
  • Well developed skills in creating a safe and secure trauma informed therapy approach for young people


  • Speaker of other relevant community language



  • Knowledge /understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Well established understanding of principles of assessment and intervention for bilingual children
  • Knowledge of standards of record keeping
  • Understanding of the principles of clinical governance /audit
  • Well established knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the specialist client group)
  • Well established knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions (relevant to the client group) and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits
  • Well established knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group.

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


N1 5RA

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