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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist-Deafness

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist-Deafness
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed term: 18 months
Part time - 15 hours per week
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Cedar House, St Michaels Site
£45,024 - £50,806 inclusive of Outer London HCAS rate
Salary period
07/12/2021 23:59
Interview date
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

We are excited to offer an opportunity for a fixed term, 0.4 wte Highly Specialist Band 7 to join our Speech and Language Therapy Team

We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and motivated Therapist to join an innovative, supportive and welcoming team.

We can offer you:

- Access to Clinical lead expert Therapists in the areas of: Developmental Language Disorder, Autism, SEMH, and Complex needs who can offer individualised support and training to support your further development

- A commitment to your continued professional development. Within the last year the team has had the following training: SCERTS, Approaches to AAC, Attention Autism Levels 1-4, classroom strategies in DLD with on-going opportunities to receive accredited training in Talking Mats

- A dynamic, innovative supportive and friendly team with staff turnover figures half the national average figure

- Staff reporting high levels of job satisfaction

- A strong ethos of collaborative working and user consultation

- A commitment to hearing the ‘voice of the child’ and using this information to inform target setting.

- A buddy system where you will be paired with a member of the team for informal guidance and support in addition to a supervision package adjusted to your needs.

Main duties of the job

This post is part of our friendly, supportive and innovative Speech and Language Therapy Team . You will be working jointly with a colleague to assess and support children and young people across the borough of Enfield This will involve a high level of partnership working with parents, teachers of the Deaf, school/nursery staff staff and specialist centres.

The post will require travelling between schools/nurseries and carrying out home visits and you will be provided with appropriate IT in order to work remotely. If you would like to discuss this post further , please contact Judy Sleat or 02087024284

Working for our organisation

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Recognised Speech and Language Degree Qualification or equivalent (Post-Graduate Diploma or MSc in Speech and Language therapy leading to registration with HPC)
  • Health Professions Council – Licence to Practice
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist
Desirable criteria
  • BLS level 2


Essential criteria
  • Specialist technical skills relevant to the specialist area of practice acquired through advanced training and experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Negotiation and problem solving skills
Desirable criteria
  • Speaker of a relevant community language
  • Project management skills


Essential criteria
  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Demonstrates understanding in the value of team working
  • Interest in working with children in particularly children with special needs2


Essential criteria
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability and willingness to travel around the Borough
  • Positive response to change
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Judy Sleat
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Telephone number
020 8702 6930
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