Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - SAFE and schools

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per anum
Closing date
25 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 - Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist: Youth Justice SAFE taskforce and Schools

Paediatric Community Services- Newham, East London Foundation Trust

Amazing things are happening and you could be a part of it. Join our expanding team

We have received additional funding in our SLT youth justice service to provide early intervention to young people in school years 7-9 as part of the 'SAFE' taskforce.

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?

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Speech and Language Therapist to join the new Newham Youth Justice SLT Service within the 'SAFE' taskforce. SAFE targets vulnerable young people, often with hidden or unrecognised speech, language and communication needs in school years 7-9, The post holder will work in close partnership with the band 7 Highly Specialist SLT in developing this brand new early intervention speech and language therapy service, refining pathways/ models of provision to support young people.

This is a mixed post, split across the SAFE service and the main schools service,where the caseload is varied. The post-holder will have responsibility for designated schools where they will provide specialist assessment, diagnosis and management of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and will be responsible for supporting a range of young people, parents and multiagency partners. Training for school staff and families is a crucial part of the service we deliver. There will also be opportunity to provide support to more junior staff and students within the service.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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

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.
  • 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 Londons East End (with excellent transport links with the rest of London and Essex). The childrens 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.

For more information contact: Nicki Moroney Clinical Lead SLT schools


Closing date for applications: 26th March 2023, interviews 28th March 2023 (on line)

Person Specification Education/ Qualification Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council - Licence to Practice
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience at post graduate level
  • Relevant experience of working within schools
  • Experience of working with other professionals
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 and prioritisation skills
  • Working knowledge of relevant information technology e.g. word , excel. email
  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically

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