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Speech & Language Therapist

Job Description

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is responsible for providing mental health services for people of all ages across the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, as well as providing some specialist services across the whole of North London and beyond. Since January 2011, the Trust also provides adult and children’s community health services in Enfield, following the transfer of Enfield Community Services from NHS Enfield.

Please note - Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust will only accept on-line application forms.

Enfield Community Services (within Barnet, Enfield and Haringey MHT Community Adult SLT Band 5 or 6 - Full Time OR Part Time

Following recent investment into the Adult SLT service we have new posts, additional to our existing service, to recruit to and we are expanding our team.

Are you looking to develop your career in Community Services working with adults with acquired communication and swallowing problems due to neurological or progressive conditions?

The service has been successful in recently securing additional posts from commissioners and therefore will be expanding so it is an exciting time to join our existing and growing team in delivering high quality care within the community.’

We will consider applications from existing band 5s who are looking for a developmental post or those looking for a band 6. You will need to be dysphagia trained and have a broad clinical background. We are an extremely friendly and a supportive department who will provide you with leadership and clinical skills development appropriate to your needs. We also provide flexible working options, CPD and opportunities for personal development. You will have regular access to supervision, be able to work with a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant and have access to Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapy colleagues in dysphagia, AAC, stroke and neuro-rehabilitation. We pride ourselves on integrated working, not only within the wider therapy team but also with other health professionals in acute and primary care, local authority and voluntary sectors.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Please give us a call and we can answer your questions or arrange an informal visit. Helen Plum (Adult Community Therapies Service Manager) or Elvira Capone (Adult SLT clinical lead )  ( Phone number removed ) 

Two references will be required, one from your current or most recent employer, the other from your previous employer. The referees should be from persons with management responsibility.

If you have been unemployed for a period of four years or more, please give your last employer and one character referee of your choice (not members of your family). If more applicable, references will be requested from your Teacher or Head of Faculty. Please ensure you provide full contact details.

Please be aware that your documents eg. Passport/NI Card will be electronically scanned using Home Office accredited Verification System.

Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts we may close vacancies before the stated closing date if sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore please apply as soon as possible.

All non- medical posts with the Trust are subject to a probationary period of six months, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the Trust’s satisfaction your suitability for the position in which you will be employed.

Should you not hear from us within three working weeks of the closing date for this post, then regretfully in this instance, you have not been shortlisted.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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