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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Description

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust offers a generous relocation package to successful candidates - subject to eligibility assessment

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Band 6

2784 hours per week (074 WTE) – fixed term 9 months (this may extend to 12 months)

We are keen to invite you to join the Speech & Language Therapy service working in the outer London borough of Hillingdon.

We are proud to say that the service has:

• High levels of user satisfaction 93% of parents of pre-school children happy or very happy with the level of care they received from the service
• Good outcome measures with children making progress on 98% of the targets set for them
• Good partnerships with colleagues in the Local Authority to jointly implement the recommendations of the Bercow review
• Strong leadership & a clear sense of direction to develop the quality of services to children
• Won contracts with a variety of commissioners to provide services across a range of settings in Hillingdon & Brent, including schools in Hillingdon buying in additional speech and language therapy time
• A strong record on completing audits & developing the service as a result of feedback
• We are committed to developing our user involvement & feedback further by the use of Parent Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS)
• A strong track record on innovation and service development

We currently have a part time fixed term band 6 post

Band 6 – 074 WTE (2784 hours) Complex Needs Team

This post is based within the Child Development Centre at Hillingdon Hospital

The successful applicant would be responsible for the provision of Speech and Language Therapy input to children aged 0- 5 years who have a complex communication impairment and children of all ages with dysphagia impairment (if trained).

This post would ideally suit someone with;

• Experience in Alternative and Augmentative Communication
• Experience in multidisciplinary and multi agency working
• Experience in working with children with special educational needs including physical and learning difficulties.
• It would also be desirable but not essential to have experience in working with children with acquired brain injury and / or eating and drinking difficulties

Your responsibilities will include;

• Providing Speech and Language Therapy input to a range of children with complex communication impairment including physical & learning difficulties / dysphaiga impairment (if trained) within a variety of settings e.g. , Child Development Centre, schools, early year’s settings and home.
• Providing Speech and Language Therapy input to children aged 0-16 years with ABI (Acquired brain injury) with support if required
• Providing Alternative and Augmentative Communication support to this caseload as appropriate
• Working within a Multidisciplinary team providing assessment and therapy within this team as required.
• Planning and delivery of training and support packages
• Participating in service developments in line with experience
• Partnership working with health colleagues, schools, early year’s settings and the wider LA promoting integrated working
• Leading/taking part in audits

We can offer:

• A supportive team of experienced clinicians and assistants with a varied skill mix.
• Regular professional support, including annual appraisals, supervision and continued professional development (CPD)
• Regular whole team, preschool team and multidisciplinary therapies team meetings
• Opportunities for multidisciplinary and multi agency working including joined up aims
• Opportunities to provide training to parents, education staff, colleagues and other professionals
• Opportunities to develop your personal and clinical skills through a range of learning experiences specifically linked with your appraisal, objectives and identified development needs.
• Opportunities for joint consultations shadowing
• A very warm welcome!

Service delivery takes place across the borough of Hillingdon. Hillingdon is a borough in North West London with Heathrow in the very south and Northwood at the very north. It includes the towns of Ruislip, Eastcote, Uxbridge and Hayes and is a culturally diverse environment.

There are good transport links to and from central London and the surrounding home counties.

Applicants are advised that as a result of the high level of response we receive for some of our vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date. As a consequence you are urged to submit your application as soon as possible.

Please note that should you be shortlisted to be interviewed for this post you will be informed via the email address used to apply
The interview date will be 7th October

Interview Date: 7th November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Susie Beaumont at ( Email address removed )

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We have approximately 7,000 staff who provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.

As a Foundation Trust we involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run and our future development. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Foundation Trust please visit our website.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

CNWL are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed via the email address registered with NHS Jobs.

CNWL Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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