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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

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

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Mental health
Band 6
Full Time
Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6 - Hammersmith and Fulham Mainstream Schools Team (1.0 WTE fixed term 1 - year)

We have an exciting opportunity for a band 6 SLT to join our SLT education service. The role will involve working in the mainstream education service in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

In the CLCH SLT service we are passionate about reducing inequalities and have an active diversity and inclusion ethos. Take a look at our recruitment video to find out more about working in our teams: CLCH S& L Recruitment - YouTube

Join us if you want to:
  • Work within innovative, motivated and well-established teams, in a supportive and progressive environment
  • Help schools embed good universal and targeted level practice within their settings.
  • Deliver specialist interventions to children and young people with Education, Health, and Care Plans.
  • Work jointly with parents, the class teams and other professionals to develop a shared understanding of each child's speech, language and communication needs and how these can be supported.
  • Develop your supervision skills and skills in training others.
  • Access 1:1 & peer group supervision sessions and a regular in-house training programme to develop clinical skills.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for:
  • Providing a specialist service to children attending mainstream schools with Speech/Language and communication needs (SLCN) working closely with parents/carers, and staff to enable children to develop their speech, language and communication skills and to access the curriculum
  • To assess the needs for, develop and implement specialist Speech and Language Therapy treatment to children referred to the SLT service to mainstream schools
  • To provide advice to others regarding the management and care of children with communication difficulties
  • To be accountable for own professional actions and recognise own professional boundaries, seeking advice from senior colleagues as appropriate
  • The post holder will also provide some day-to-day supervision and peer review support to less experienced colleagues and students, including second opinions when necessary.
  • The post holder will run appropriate in service training independently for school and other staff.
  • The post holder will have well developed specialist skills in a specialist area of SLCN within the broad range of speech, language and communication needs encountered within the caseload of school aged children
  • The post holder will liaise with other colleagues across a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies.

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

  • 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



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



  • 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


  • 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 & Knowledge


  • 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


  • 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


Parsons Green Health Centre



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