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Highly Specialist SLT

Central London Community Health Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced, passionate Speech & Language Therapist with complex needs experience and paediatric dysphagia skills to be part of our dynamic team in Merton.

Your role will be to provide assessment, advice and treatment for dysphagia to infants, children and young people (birth-19yrs) and for communication to an early years complex needs caseload in the community. You will also support and develop the wider team's paediatric dysphagia knowledge. You will work as part of the Preschool Complex Needs Team, including work in clinics/schools and family homes with a largely preschool population. This is a unique opportunity for the right person to develop and support the paediatric dysphagia skills of SLTs in Merton. The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate an understanding of current alternative and augmentative communication approaches (high, mid and low tech) to ensure children with complex needs maximize their SLT outcomes.

Main duties of the job

o Be an active member of the clinical team, providing a comprehensive Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapy service to children with complex communication needs (Early Years) and eating and drinking difficulties (0-19 years).o Work within professional standards and clinical guidelines, promote best practice and to undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner including assessing and treating own caseload of patients/clients and maintaining professional documentation.o Build up and maintain key relationships with referring services (including within the MDTs, primary and secondary care services, voluntary and third sector organisations) to facilitate appropriate referrals and an understanding of the role of the Speech & Language Therapist and the Multi-professional 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 refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



  • Recognised SLT degree or equivalent.
  • Current AHP with UK HCPC registration
  • Member of a relevant Clinical Excellence Network
  • Evidence of competence in managing complex dysphagic patients including those requiring enteral feeding


  • Evidence of relevant post-registration education and training e.g. SCERTS, VERVE, Intensive Interaction, Attention Autism, Hanen, Gestalt Language Processing, AAC, Dysphagia, Infant Feeding, Breastfeeding, Tracheostomy

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


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