Speech and Language Therapist - Schools

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£31,163 to £37,875 a year pa inc
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our well established schools speech and language therapy team. You will manage a caseload of children and young people with support from the principal therapist SLT. The post holder will provide speech and language therapy to a designated caseload of children with a range of speech, language and communication, eating/drinking difficulties and Special Educational Needs (SEN) attending schools in and around Harrow.

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Main duties of the job

  • To communicate complex patient-related information effectively to ensure collaborative working with multidisciplinary team members across health, education and social services and the voluntary sector. In particular to work with parents and teaching staff to ensure the delivery of a well-coordinated care/support plan.
  • To share information with others, observing confidentiality and data protection guidelines and having due regard for local guidance on sharing information with colleagues in education, social care and voluntary sector
  • To communicate complex condition-related information (both verbally and in the written form) from assessment to CYP, parents/carers, and members of the multi-disciplinary team/other professions. This includes child specific information as well as training packages to parents, teachers and other professionals around the management of speech, language, communication and eating/drinking difficulties.
  • To have due regard for the cultural and linguistic differences of children/families concerned.
  • To work closely with CYP, carers and families, involving them in decision making, demonstrating and ensuring that effective communication is achieved, particularly where barriers to understanding exist (i.e. hearing loss, communication difficulties, EAL and learning difficulties).

  • About us

    You will be joining a supportive and sociable multi-disciplinary team of over 60 Paediatric Therapists offering access to specialists in all clinical areas, excellent support systems with personal appraisal, objectives and training plans designed to meet your specific needs/CPD requirements. Flexible working hours are available.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    The department offers:
    • An innovative programme of weekly clinical supervision including individual and group supervisions, clinical training and workshops for newly qualified therapists
    • Defined caseloads
    • Designated admin and planning time
    • Cross team project work and working groups

    The team has a track record of good collaborative working with school staff and students. You will have the opportunity to work with children and young people with a range of difficulties within a large multi-therapy team, as well as working closely with our colleagues in Education and health settings.

    Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
    • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification
    • Health Care Professions Council - Licence to Practice
    • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
    • Post graduate short courses in the provision of SLT to school age children
    • Level 1 training in dysphagia
    Knowledge & Experience Essential
    • oWorking with Children and young people
    • oAssessment treatment and management of children with speech, language and communication difficulties
    • oWorking with parents and carers
    • oWorking within an educational environment
    • oWriting clinical notes and reports
    • oAssessment tools relevant to the CYP with speech language and communication, eating and drinking difficulties.
    • oRange of appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant to the above client group
    • oThe role of the speech and language therapist in the Education system
    • oAwareness of standards of record keeping and reporting.
    Skills, Abilities and Attributes Essential
    • Good written and spoken English
    • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
    • Negotiation and Problem solving Skills
    • Good presentation skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to work in an unpredictable environment and to prioritise own workload
    • Good organisational skills
    • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
    • Demonstrates ability to be a team player
    • Ability to communicate effectively with children and young people of all ages and abilities.

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