Highly Specialist SLT - Paediatric Dysphagia and Complex Needs

Band 7

Main area
Community Services
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
CS Barnet Speech - Paeds
Edgware Community Hospital, Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware
£36,223 to £46,314 pa HCA Inc.
25/02/2018 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.


We are offering a Band 7 Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist the opportunity to share and develop their skills and knowledge of Paediatric Dysphagia within Clinics and Special Schools across the London Borough of Barnet. You will be part of the Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Team consisting of a Schools SLT Team and an Early Years SLT Team. 

As part of the Early Years SLT Team you will be working alongside a variety of SLTs and other professionals. The team benefits from having a skill mix of SLT Assistants, Band 5 SLTs as well as other specialist and highly specialist SLTs in the team.

This post would be ideal for a Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist who is looking to further progress their career within Paediatric Dysphagia. You will work alongside other Band 7 Highly Specialist SLTs and receive Supervision from an external Dysphagia Lead SLT. We have flexibility to offer this post as a full- or part-time role.

We encourage CPD including attendance at SIGs/CENs, regular in-house training and team meetings. We have a strong Supervision framework including regular Clinical and Managerial Supervision alongside Group and Peer Supervision.

Car Driver is an essential requirement of the job.

The key components of the post will include:
 To jointly lead a specialist Speech and Language Therapy service to children (predominantly from birth, including neonates, to 16 years) with multiple and complex needs, including speech, language and communication, and eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.
 Complete assessments, attend annual reviews, write individual programmes, implement groups, provide advice and resources and review outcomes with a functional based focus.
 To work collaboratively with children, families and other professionals to achieve outcomes for individuals, providing support, programmes, ideas, advice and assessment.
 To provide advice to others regarding the management and care of children with communication difficulties.
 To demonstrate clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice and outcome measures.
 To provide a service considering the needs of clients from a range of ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.

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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

Tom Baileys, telephone 07813 969367, email tom.bailey1@nhs.net

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