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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inc HCAS pro rata
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a 1 year fixed term maternity cover to work in our:

Early Years clinic service (1 day per week)- providing assessment and therapeutic interventions to children aged 0-5 with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) as well as children and young people who stammer or have voice difficulties.

Early Start Universal service (2 days per week)-leading the Speech and Language Therapy universal team, working to enhance prevention and early identification of children aged 0-5 with SLCN.

Please note that external applicants must be able to commit to working a minimum of 22.5 hours per week (3 days/0.6 wte) per week within the team. Internal applicants may apply for either position)

Main duties of the job

  • To work as part of Ealing's Early Start team to enhance prevention and early identification of children aged 0-5 years with speech, language and communication needs.
  • To empower and upskill parents/carers/stakeholders working with young children to support their children's language and communication development through providing training and advice
  • To support the rollout of the Early Language Identification Measure and Intervention (ELIM) within early years' settings in Ealing
  • To develop universal intervention for families of young children to be delivered jointly with the wider workforce
  • To provide support and supervision for less experienced speech and language therapy staff
  • To lead on development of the SLT service with SLT Clinical Service Leads within your specialism area: auditing projects, groups and development as well as co-ordinating and delivering training
  • To assess clients aged 0-5 referred to the speech and language therapy service and to develop and implement specialist SLT treatment packages.
  • To work together with stakeholders (such as parents, Early Years Practitioners) in integrating therapy targets into all learning goals for children in their most appropriate setting
  • To manage and prioritise a caseload independently with access to support and supervision as necessary.
  • To provide services to: Children and their families to support with communication differences and difficulties in various community settings at universal and specialist levels

About us

Ealing is a leafy green and bustling borough situated in West London. Ealing's vibrant multi-cultural population makes the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Our trust is well-connected to East and Central London and as far out as Reading! There is a wealth of transport links, restaurants, shops, parks and a busy calendar of year-round festivals and events.

Keeping children and young people's education, health and well-being at the centre of decision making to achieve the best possible outcomes. Ealing SLT Department feel strongly that Continual Professional Development is central to the delivery of the service and the development of the staff who work within it. The department offers a wide range of opportunities for CPD including shadowing opportunities, peer support groups, supervision sessions, journal clubs, specialism groups and whole team training days.

We are committed to providing care and services which are inclusive and treat everyone with respect. We are fortunate to work in Ealing, one of the most ethnically diverse boroughs in the UK, and we are striving to ensure our team reflects the communities we serve. We seek to ensure we are allies with our LGBTQ+ colleagues and families as well our neurodivergent colleagues and families.

Click on these links to meet the team and get a flavour of the work we do!


Youtube:(184) Ealing Children's Services - YouTube

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on the role. When completing thesupporting informationsection of your application, please ensure you show how you meet each of the criteria of the person specification providing illustrative examples where possible as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hannah Howell-Day - Clinical Lead for Early Years Speech and Language Therapy:

Person Specification



  • oRegistration with Health Professions Council as a speech and language therapist
  • oRecognized Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • oRegistered member of RCSLT
  • oEvidence of successful completion of specialist short courses up to Master's degree equivalent


  • oLevels 1-4 Makaton training
  • oMakaton signing for Babies tutor
  • oMakaton Tutor

Knowledge and experience


  • oPostgraduate experience of assessing, diagnosing and implementing appropriate management plans for children with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties
  • oPostgraduate experience of delivering training in the areas of prevention and early identification of speech, language and communication difficulties
  • oPostgraduate experience of providing SLT services at a universal level.
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development and advanced training, e.g. Makaton, Communication Friendly Environments
  • oHighly Specialist knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • oHighly Specialist knowledge of a range of appropriate educational and therapeutic interventions effective for supporting children aged 0-5 with SLCN
  • oSpecialist knowledge of a range of appropriate interventions effective for preventing language and communication difficulties and supporting children with identified needs
  • oAdvanced knowledge of prioritisation issues within client group
  • oPostgraduate experience of developing and delivering training
  • oIn-depth knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to the client group
  • oIn-depth knowledge of principles of clinical governance

Skills, abilities & attributes


  • oDemonstrate ability to be a good team member and assume leadership responsibilities
  • oExcellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • oExcellent presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • oDemonstrate excellent organisational, analytical and reflection skills
  • oDemonstrates advanced negotiation, conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • oDemonstrates excellent analytical and reflection skills

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Carmelita House

21-22, The Mall


W5 2PJ

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