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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist posted by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Community &, Ealing, London
£42,313 - £48,515 / year

Job Description

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run. You can become a member by visiting 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. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

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.


The Ealing Speech and Language Therapy department is a friendly, enthusiastic team where we strive to provide services of high quality for the diverse population of the London Borough of Ealing. We have various band 7 posts full or part-time positions available.

Ealing Speech and Language Therapy Service is looking for enthusiastic, flexible and innovative therapists with a specialism in working in the following areas: -

4 days are available (1 day permanent and 3 days fixed term until July 2020) to assess and manage caseloads of primary aged children with Moderate to Severe Learning difficulties in two of Ealing’s Special Schools. The post holder will work alongside Parents/Carers, Health and Education professionals involved with the child and offer training to parents/carers/school staff where appropriate. The appointed therapist/s will demonstrate a broad range of skills to work with this client group and will maintain up-to-date knowledge of national guidelines and policies related to service delivery. The post holder will oversee the development of the speech and language therapy service for children with communication needs across these two special schools and support and supervise the junior SLT’s based at these schools.

2 days are available to provide assessment and management of children with complex needs and dysphagia in the community as part of the Early Years Team. This post will require proficient skills in the assessment and management of Swallowing disorders including carrying out video swallows, supporting junior colleagues, continuing to develop the service being offered and working with other members of the multi-disciplinary team. The appointed therapist will maintain up-to-date knowledge of national guidelines and policies related to service delivery.

Ealing Speech & Language Therapy Department offers a wide range of opportunities for continuing professional development and is committed to providing excellent levels of support and supervision. You will work as part of the Ealing Services for Children with Additional Needs.

Interview date: TBC

Ealing Hospital reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date if a high number of applications are received. If you are interested in any of these roles, please make your application as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview

Applicants are advised to regularly check their e-mails as candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be notified electronically via NHS Jobs.

We regret that we are unable to contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

We are committed to diversity in the workplace, equality of employment and the promotion of flexible working. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be invited to interview.

Ealing Hospital is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing Hospital follows safe recruitment practices to protect children

For further details / informal visits contact:

4 days Special Schools and/or 2 days complex needs and dysphagia (community): Mita Mistry, Joint Early Years Team Leader/Joint Clinical Lead for Ealing SLT dept on ( Email address removed )

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.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from (please add this to your email safe senders list and check your junk email folder in case any notifications are being sent there). You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to CNWL NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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

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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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