Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Community Services
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
CM Community Neuro Service
West Becton Health Centre, 2 Monarch Dr, London
£30,550 to £40,104 pa HCA Inc.
04/03/2018 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.


Adult Speech and Language Therapy and Community Neurology Service Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language therapist
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic speech and language therapist to develop their specialist skills in working with adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders in the community.  The post holder will work across two well-established services in the London Borough of Newham; the Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service and the Community Neurology Service. 

The Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service provides assessment and management for people with acquired disorders of speech, language, voice and / or swallowing secondary to physical and / or mental health conditions, in domiciliary and outpatient settings.  The Community Neurology Service provides early supported discharge, community stroke and neuro rehabilitation pathways for clients with a range of neurological conditions in their homes and other appropriate community settings. 

The Community Neurology Service comprises a multidisciplinary team made up of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, rehabilitation support workers and a psychologist.  Both services have strong links with local acute hospitals, as well as other health and social care community services and charitable organisations.   
Within these teams you will be well supported both managerially and clinically through regular supervision, individual performance review, and regular in service training.  We are committed to providing evidence based practice and actively encourage continuing professional development.  You will be also supported and encouraged to take an active role in projects, audits and quality improvement initiatives.  This position presents an excellent opportunity to further develop your clinical, service development and supervisory skills.
For further details / informal visits please contact:
Paula Dougill, Interim Clinical Lead for Adult Speech and Language Therapy on 0207 445 1126, paula.dougill@nhs.net
Claudia Bull, Team Lead for the Community Neurology Service, 0208 586 6464, claudia.bull1@nhs.net


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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

Claudia Bull, telephone 020858664646, email claudia.bull1@nhs.net

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