Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year per annum INC hca
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 6 Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

Clinical and Professional role development programme

Paediatric Community Services- Newham, East London Foundation Trust

Looking to progress to a band 6? Join our team and be supported with our new clinical and professional role development programme

Following an unprecedented investment of 20 new posts across all bandings in April 2022 we are looking for SLTs to join our expanding service and our new band 6 development programme.

Are you an experienced, innovative, creative speech and language therapist? Would you like to bring your skills and ideas to help us deliver change and new services? Would you like to be supported with a skills development programme?

Main duties of the job

We have an exciting opportunity for Speech and Language Therapists with specialist skills and knowledge in paediatrics to join our team. We have a number of newly funded posts across our Early Years and schools service. Successful candidates can express preference for single post in one are or split posts across early years and schools.

We know that progressing to band 6 requires support and have developed a comprehensive clinical and professional role development programme for people new to the band 6 role. You will receive additional training and opportunities to develop band 6 competencies both clinically and professionally within this 12-month support programme.

The Early Years' team offers specialist assessment, intervention and advice for younger children who present with a variety of speech language and communication needs. This includes children with social communication difficulties, developmental language disorder, dysfluency and language delay. Although primarily clinic based the service has strong links with children centres, nurseries and early years' settings where therapist may also be required to work and provide training.

About us

In return we can offer you:
  • An amazing working environment, with a warm, welcoming and supportive team of SLTs and colleagues who bring experiences from all over the world.
  • Band 6 12 month Clinical and professional role development programme
  • 1:1 monthly supervision, appraisal and CPD
  • Team learning programme
  • Protected service development time and regular team away days
  • Opportunity to supervise and develop junior staff
  • Monthly team meetings
  • On-going clinical skills development, MDT working
  • Opportunity to lead service improvement
  • Involvement in audit and quality improvement

Based at the child development centre, in Stratford in the London Borough of Newham, close to the Olympic Park in the heart of London's East End (with excellent transport links with the rest of London and Essex). The children's speech and language therapy service has a strong multi-agency work ethic with other services both within the trust and with partner agencies, and offers services across a wide range of care groups in the borough.

Come and be part of a team that is innovative, responsive, adaptable and which aspires to stand out in the future in the areas of service delivery, improvement and research.

Job description Job responsibilities

Within the Schools Team, the caseload is varied, split between delivering a core service and a buy in service into the schools. There are opportunities within pre-school, primary and secondary settings where we work in close partnership with school staff to provide a 3 tier model of universal, targeted and specialist support for children, young people and their families. Training for school staff and families is a crucial part of the service we deliver.

We are part of a multi-disciplinary therapies team who work to deliver a high quality service for the children of Newham and their families. Within the Child Development Service, the team work closely with multidisciplinary partners such as Dietitians, Paediatricians, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapist and Specialist nurses,

The post-holder will manage their own caseload and will have opportunity to support more junior staff and students through supervision and competency development. There will be opportunity for the post holder to be involved in service improvement, audit and QI.

The successful applicant will have relevant experience of working with children and families.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups / CEN
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level
  • Relevant experience post-registration in Early Years settings and schools
  • Relevant experience in complex needs
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates good analytical and reflection skills
  • Well developed concentration skills
  • Good presentation skills, both written and verbal, including ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Good organisational skills
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Working knowledge of relevant information technology
  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Demonstrates ability to be a good team member
  • Ability to work independently as appropriate
  • Awareness of the roles of other professionals relevant to the client group
  • Ability to work in partnership with other professionals and other agencies
  • Well established knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • Skills in planning, assessing and implementing intervention for the client group
  • Well established knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the client group)
  • Well established knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions (relevant to the client group)
  • Understanding of the principles of clinical governance/audit
  • Awareness of standards of record keeping
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the needs of clients from a range of ethnic and linguistic backgrounds

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