Speech & Language Therapist & MDT Coordinator

Band 8a

Main area
Paediatric Speech & Language Therapy
Band 8a
Fixed Term 1 year
37.50 full time
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Camden Specialist Speech Level 5
£40,428 to £48,514 pa
24/10/2017 23:59

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1 Year Fixed Term Contract
37.5 hours a week

Camden Speech and language Therapy service is currently looking for a dynamic and highly motivated senior speech and language therapist to join this service, who is able to work with children across the age range, and committed to family centred practice.

The post is a multi-disciplinary clinical co-ordinator and specialist speech and language therapist for children and young people with complex needs. The post is 1 year fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

The service operates in multidisciplinary and multi-agency settings and is based at Swiss Cottage School in Camden.

The service is provided to babies, children and young people who present with dysphagia and a wide range of communication difficulties associated with complex medical problems. The service may be delivered in the community or in special schools /resource bases.

The post holder will coordinate and lead the multidisciplinary health team at Swiss Cottage School, and the Speech & Language Therapy team working within the multi-agency environment of Camden Children’s Complex Needs Service with speech & language therapists, specialist teachers, psychologists, paediatricians, occupational and physiotherapists, specialist nurses and other professionals. This specialist service is for clients with complex needs aged 0-19 years of age.

All the clients have long-term needs that are complex. This post holder will take a significant role in establishing the diagnosis, likely prognosis, recommendations for dysphagia and communication strategies and evaluation of the therapeutic input.

The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating the speech and language therapy service for the team, and the health team at Swiss Cottage School.

We will offer you excellent training opportunities with a strong emphasis on individual performance appraisal and supervision, both from within the team and from the speech and language therapy service. External training is also fully supported and encouraged.

We are a friendly and relaxed service who promotes equal opportunities and access for all. We support flexible working hours and applicants interested in part time working are also encouraged to apply.

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Applicant requirements

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

Please contact Lesley Platts Borough Lead Therapy l.platts@nhs.net if you have any questions or would like to discuss the role.

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 288 5925