Band 5 Adult Speech and Language Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£31,163 to £37,875 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Adult SLT Band 5 Development Post

The Ealing Community Partners, Adult Speech and Language Therapy Team, have reviewed our skill set and now require two, enthusiastic, Band 5 Therapists, to be part of our friendly and supportive team.

We would welcome applications from suitably experienced, New Graduates, looking to progress their career in a supportive and fully structured, learning environment.

We are a friendly and experienced, specialist community team of Band 8a,'s B7's, B6's and SLT Assistant's, with a strong commitment to CPD. We offer excellent clinical and professional support and supervision, and access to relevant courses, internally and externally, to support you in developing your knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

The posts will be located within the Ealing Community Partners, Adult Community SLT & ENable Teams, located at either Clayponds Hospital, in South Ealing or Ealing Day Treatment Centre, in Southall. These services include outpatient, domiciliary and nursing home patients.

You will be managed and supervised by a Band 7 SLT, and will work closely with SLT Assistants and the wider SLT team, including a Band 8a, SLT, Team Lead.

The successful candidates will have knowledge, skills and experience of working with both dysphagia and communication patients as a result of Neurological disorders including stroke, progressive degenerative disorders, care of the elderly and dementia.

About us

The successful candidates will be an active member of the multi-professional team and work to ensure its continued development. Good communication, liaison and time-management skills are required to manage the caseload effectively, in addition to being forward thinking and enthusiastic.

We can offer you:
  • An opportunity to participate in innovative new work models
  • An excellent support and supervision structure, including a Trust, SLT Lead
  • Excellent professional development and ongoing training opportunities both internal and external
  • An interesting, manageable, caseload and waiting list
  • Access to Talking Mats training
  • Access to a department budget for resources and equipment including a specific, Communications Aids Budget
  • Fast, effective, IT and technology
  • Excellent MDT working opportunities
  • Good links to the Acute environment and access to timely VF
  • Work from a purpose built location with free staff parking
  • The opportunity to negotiate your work hours
  • Due to careful planning we aim to keep travelling times, when required, to a minimum.

The Ealing Adult SLT Team form part of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust portfolio of services and we work closely with our colleagues within West London NHS Trust.
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The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. 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

Do you know that Ealing has the following to offer?

Easy access to local transport links, including Heathrow Airport and Reading on the new Elizabeth line.
  • Ealing is a vibrant, multicultural area with various local festivals, including, The Comedy Festival, The Jazz Festival, The Hanwell Hootie, etc.
  • It is named The Queen of Suburbs due to multiple parks and green spaces including Ealing Common
  • Easy, quick, access to central London
  • Ealing has a vibrant nightlife with excellent restaurants, clubs and pubs.
  • If you meet the required person specification criteria and have the appropriate clinical skills, together with commitment, energy and experience, then we would like to hear from you.

Interviews TBC

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree or equivalent
  • Registered with Health and Care Professions Council
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist
Other requirements Essential
  • Computer literacy/IT skills and a willingness to update these
  • A commitment to professional development
  • Self awareness of developmental needs and identify strategies to meet those needs
  • Car Driver
Experience Essential
  • Experience at an undergraduate or post-graduate level working with adults with acquired and progressive neurological disorders.
  • Experience should include working with adults with acquired disorders of communication in community settings
  • Involvement in multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience working with interpreters
  • Good interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Highly developed negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates good analytical and reflection skills
  • Good presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Good organisational skills
  • Demonstrates ability to be a good team member and assume leadership responsibilities
  • Well established knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools relevant to adult acquired communication and swallowing disorders
  • Caseload management skills, including the ability to prioritise caseload and work independently
  • Knowledge of high and low technology communication aids and their use with adult neurological patients
  • In-depth knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to specialist patient group
  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant to communication and dysphagia in specialist patient group and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance /audit / record keeping
  • Knowledge of up-to-date advances in clinical management relevant to specialist patient group and application to own clinical practice

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