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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Speech and Language
Band 7
Fixed Term 1 year
Full time. (Part time working would be considered)
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Frank Barnes School / Laycock Resource base for Deaf children
£37,570-£43,772 Per annum (Exc HCA)
06/09/2019 23:59

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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Deafness


Band 7 SLT 1.0 WTE   

1 year Fixed contract (potentially renewable)


The Speech and Language Therapy Service for Children who are Deaf is looking for a highly skilled and innovative speech and language therapist with extensive experience in working with Deaf children and young people from birth to 11 years old. 

The team works with deaf children and their families in Camden and Islington.  You will be part of a well-established, supportive and highly specialist team who work with   

  • Pre-school deaf children (0-5 years)  and their families across Camden and Islington
  • Pupils at Laycock Provision for Deaf Children, within Laycock Primary school, which has 70 places for deaf children offering an auditory/oral approach to teaching. The children use spoken English to communicate and make maximum use of their hearing to access spoken language.
  • Pupils at Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children which is a special school with approx. 30 places for deaf children, offering a sign bilingual learning environment ( BSL and English) and is co-located with Kings Cross Academy


You will be one of a team of 5 SLT’s and SLTA, delivering high quality and innovative therapy and teaching approaches to children with a primary communication need due to deafness, as well as those who have significant communication needs additional to their deafness. We deliver clinical excellence through evidence based packages of care. 

You will require experience as an SLT of working in all aspects of Deaf education, including  preschool and primary aged, and across modalities.  Level 2 BSL or Level 3 BSL is desirable.

In addition to organising and managing your own caseload, you will take the lead for some areas of service delivery, support less experienced therapists, and continue to build and maintain strong relationships with education colleagues, both in school and the Advisory Teachers in the community.  You will receive regular supervision from the Clinical Coordinator in Deafness and will have opportunities to work closely with colleagues within the team. We offer a friendly and supportive working environment with a strong emphasis on CPD through access to specialist clinical support, sharing good practice and effective team working.

We are able to be flexible with the post and applications for part-time working will be considered.

The post is a 12 month fixed term contract which is potentially renewable.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

For further information please contact Wendy Martin, Clinical Coordinator for Deafness, on 0207 391 7054/ 07798854356 or email