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Band 5/6 Speech and Language Therapist: School Aged Team

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Speech and Language Therapist
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cedar House, St Michaels Site
£29,553 - £36,265 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 to join our Speech and Language Therapy Team, supporting children with Education Health and Care Plans in a special school for children and young people with complex needs and in primary and secondary mainstream schools.

We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and motivated Therapists 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, Deafness 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

We would consider applications from existing Band 5 Therapists or newly qualified Therapists who will have the opportunity, in post, to develop into a band 6.

This post is part of our friendly, supportive and innovative Speech and Language Therapy Team . You will work for .5 of your role in a special school for children and young people with complex needs. The remainder of your role will be in the Mainstream schools team where you will be allocated a number of Mainstream schools and will offer support to children and young people who have Education Health and Care plans and who require speech and language support as part of their statutory provision. This will involve a high level of partnership working with school staff and parents.

The post will require travelling between schools and you will be provided with appropriate IT in order to work remotely.

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 therapy degree or equivalent
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council for Licence to Practice
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
Desirable criteria
  • Attendance at post graduate training courses appropriate to area applied for


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working as a Speech and Language Therapist or Speech and Language Therapy student in an Education setting with children who have speech language and communication needs at Primary school level
  • A knowledge of SEN and national documents providing support and guidance to schools on supporting children with SEN
  • Ability to relate clinical theory to clinical practice


Essential criteria
  • Confident and experienced in delivering training.
  • Able to construct clear care plans differentiating appropriate intervention types from a range of options, based on analysis of information from assessment.
  • Demonstrates the importance of gaining CYP’s view of their strengths and needs and supporting them to be active in the goal setting process.
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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
Job title
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020 8702 6930
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