Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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Our vision

Keeping children and young people's education, health and well-being at the centre of decision making to achieve the best possible outcomes.

The SLT team work in partnership with parents, carers and other professionals, to provide inclusive, high quality, early identification and support of Speech, Language, Communication and Swallowing needs.

We have a part time position (0.4 wte 15 hours per week) available for an enthusiastic, flexible and innovative therapist with a specialism in working with children with a Sensori Neural Hearing Loss.

Main duties of the job

This post involves:
  • Providing assessment and intervention to children aged 0-18 with a Sensori Neural Hearing Loss. Children are seen in their homes, in community clinics and also Mainstream Schools. This post will require proficient clinical skills but also an ability to work closely with a range of other professionals including Specialist Advisory Teachers/ Teacher of the Deaf, Audiologists, Doctors/Hospital Teams and Special Educational Needs Coordinators. The appointed therapist will maintain up-to-date knowledge of national guidelines and policies related to service delivery.
  • Working as part of the Early Years team seeing children who are referred in for an assessment. Assessment may take place in clinic and/or online.
  • Working as part of the wider Speech and Language Team developing the service offered and being part of the specialism team that reviews the evidence base and develops the services for this cohort of children.
  • Providing support and supervision for junior members of the team and second opinions for the wider team.
  • Delivering training for therapists, school staff, parents/carers and other professionals.
  • Working collaboratively with parents/carers and other professionals e.g. Specialist Teachers of the Deaf.

About us

Ealing Speech & Language Therapy 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 and is committed to providing excellent levels of support and supervision such as; shadowing opportunities, peer support groups, supervision sessions, journal clubs, specialism groups and whole department training days.

Ealing Speech and Language Therapy department is a friendly team. We are committed to providing care and services which are inclusive and treat everyone with respect. We have a committed equality, diversity and inclusion group who are working to ensure we are an actively anti-racist team. 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.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will work as part of our team to provide assessment, differential diagnosis, advice and intervention to children with a sensori-neural hearing loss and speech, language and communication needs.

Key responsibilities are to carry a specialist clinical caseload maintaining a high level of professional competence as well as advising/training parents/carers and other professionals on clinical issues. In addition, the post holder will participate in continuing professional development to maintain and further develop knowledge and clinical practice to a highly specialist level.

The post holder will receive regular supervision and will provide supervision and second opinions to the wider team. In addition, they will support the senior management team in service development.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on the role. When completing the supporting information section 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.

Person Specification knowledge and experience Essential
  • 1. Postgraduate experience of assessing, diagnosing and implementing appropriate management plans for children with a range of hearing impairments who are using a variety of listening devices, including: cochlear implants; bone anchored aids and hearing aids.
  • 2. Postgraduate experience of assessing, diagnosing and implementing appropriate management plans for HI children who are developing spoken communication and/ or are using a variety of communication modes including spoken language, signed supported English and/or BSL
  • 3. Evidence of continuing professional development and advanced training, e.g. BSL level 1&2, CSD Working with deaf people, CEN attendance, courses developing skills for working with Cochlear Implanted children & their families (e.g. Ear Foundation, AV UK).
  • 4. Highly Specialist knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • 5. Highly Specialist knowledge of a range of appropriate educational and therapeutic interventions effective for working with hearing impaired children, their families, and schools that are relevant to the clinical specialism and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits
education and qualifications Essential
  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses up to Master's degree equivalent
  • Registered member of RCSLT
  • Registration with Health Professions Council as a speech and language therapist
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent

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