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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

Welcome to Hillingdon!

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

We have a part-time vacancy working in our Speech and Language Special Resource Provision which is based at Pinkwell Primary School in Hayes.

We are proud to say that the service has:

• High levels of user satisfaction with 93% of SENCO’s reporting that they are happy or very happy with the service provided by the Mainstream Schools Team
• Good outcome measures with children making progress on 94% 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 and 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 and Brent, including schools in Hillingdon buying in additional speech and language therapy time
• A strong record on completing audits and developing the service as a result of feedback
• We are committed to developing our user involvement and feedback including Teacher Reported Outcome Measures (TROMS), parent satisfaction telephone survey, school satisfaction audit alongside parent involvement in team meetings and reviewing documents
• A strong track record on innovation and service development

Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist – 225 hours a week during term time only (with unpaid school holidays)

• You will be responsible for the assessment and therapy for the children attending the Speech and Language Special Resource Provision (SRP)
• You will work with the school’s link speech and language therapist to provide a co-ordinated service for the school
• You will work directly with the children in groups and individually
• You will work closely with the SRP teachers to jointly plan and deliver lessons which fully integrate speech and language strategies including shape coding into all lessons
• You will offer training, advice and support to school staff in the SRP to ensure that therapy strategies are worked on and are integrated into the lessons throughout the week – including the days when you are not in school
• You will offer training, advice and support to the wider school staff working with the children from the SRP when they are in their mainstream lessons
• You will support parents and keep in regular touch with them
• You will jointly set and review targets/ care plans with school staff /parents
• You will jointly plan your time in schools with the SRP Manager ; allowing you to be flexible, creative and effective
• You will lead on audits and collect data to provide evidence that the service being provided is being effective
• You will provide support to less experienced members of the team, and where appropriate you will offer them formal supervision
• You will need to have specialist knowledge in the area of severe speech and language difficulties
• You will offer joint consultations and support and advice to the wider mainstream schools team in the area of severe speech and language difficulties

We can offer you:

• A supportive, friendly team of SLT colleagues
• Regular supervision meetings with a senior therapist (6 weekly)
• Peer supervision meetings (termly)
• An identified buddy to help you settle in (meeting with you weekly initially)
• A manageable caseload
• Opportunities to work in partnership with the school’s link SLT
• Remote working
• Opportunities to develop your personal and clinical skills through a range of learning experiences specifically linked with service needs and your KSF profile/ identified development needs including: termly study afternoons, opportunities to shadow colleagues, and membership of a SIG/CEN

Interview date: 8th November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Wendy Botten ( 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.

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