Speech and Language Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Community Services
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
CS Speech Paeds
West Ham Lane Health Centre, 84 West Ham Lane
£26,682 to £34,049 pa HCA Inc.
05/08/2018 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.


The Speech and Language Therapy team in Newham continues to expand.  We are looking for enthusiastic, innovative and flexible therapists, who are ready to join our dynamic childrens speech and language therapy department in Newham, East London.

Within the Schools Team, the caseload is varied, split between delivering the core service and the increasingly popular buy-in service to schools.  The Early Years Service offers a wide range of services in community clinics and local Childrens Centres as well as working very closely with other professionals and agencies.  We are part of a multi-disciplinary therapies team who work together to deliver a high quality service for the children of Newham and their families.

Within the team, there are specialist and highly specialist therapists who provide support and in-house training, and multi-disciplinary working is encouraged.

Newham is 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. All posts include working with SLT bilingual co-workers in Newhams diverse and culturally rich community.

If you have excellent interpersonal skills, awareness and sensitivity to the needs of clients from a range of ethnic and linguistic backgrounds and are willing and able to work flexibly, we would like to hear from you.
Candidates with previous clinical experience are welcome to apply, as well as newly qualified therapists.

When completing your application, please note the following carefully.  In order to be considered for shortlisting, your supporting statement should consist only of the following:

1) A list of your 3 key skills/qualities, providing for each an example of how you have applied them in the field of speech & language therapy  [word limit 300 words]

2) An example of a successful initiative that you have carried out in a school or early years setting [word limit 200 words]

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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

Emma Towlson, telephone 0208 586 6380, email emma.towlson@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127