Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Community Services
Band 6
Part Time 22.5 Hours per week
Job ref
CS Barnet Speech - Paeds
Edgware Community Hospital, Burnt Oak Broadway
£28,050 to £36,644 pa + HCA
22/07/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team of Speech and Language Therapists as well as a multi-disciplinary team, working with children with speech, language and communication needs within in Barnet.  There are opportunities to work within the Early Years Service and Mainstream Schools. 

For the right candidate there may also be the opportunity to take on a development post beginning this role as a band 5 and progressing to a band 6 once you have evidenced the necessary competencies. 

The post holder will be responsible for managing their own caseload of children with speech, language and communication needs with access to clinical support and supervision, as well as providing junior colleagues with support and second opinions. 

The key components of the post will include:

  • Prioritise, assess, treat and manage cases appropriately from your own caseload.
  • Interpret assessment data and evaluate other presenting factors in order to plan and implement communication support and therapy programmes.
  • Ensure that you work in partnership with parents/carers and that they understand and consent to the nature and purpose of therapy aims and objectives.
  • Set and monitor care aims and measure outcomes. You would need to work independently and as part of a multi-professional team.There is a robust pathway to facilitate supervision including:
  • Clinical support and supervision
  • Peer supervision
  • Team meetings,
  • Line-manager support
  • Regular appraisals which all contributes to CPD .You will be encouraged to develop your own clinical interests and engage in team projects co-working with other colleagues.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Marion Neuman, telephone 020 8937 7259, email marion.neuman@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127