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Lead Speech-Language Therapist

Greater London, South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 7
Specialist areas:
Community, Education, Other specialist area
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At Sequence you will work with extraordinary people who achieve fantastic successes. For everyone at Sequence it is about being ambitious about what people can achieve. You will work as part of a supportive team, focusing on outcomes through a person-centred approach.

The Lead SLT is responsible for the management of the SLT service, delivery of effective evidence-based Speech and Language Therapy across all Sequence Care Groups services including educating/training others in identifying, assessing and managing dysphagia.

Key Duties:

To oversee, and further develop, the provision of an evidence-based SLT service in collaboration with multi-disciplinary clinical teams adhering to professional standards

To manage, supervise and improve the SLT team ensuring optimum delivery of SLT services within Sequence Care

To promote SLT within the organisation, to external stake-holders and any other individual's involved in support of Sequence Care clients

To contribute to the high standards of person centred care provided within Sequence Care Ltd, utilising specialist Speech and Language Therapy skills to effectively assess, treat and provide on-going evaluation and support to identified case load of complex clients

To support the SLT team in delivering training programmes to MDT in order to ensure competency in working with clients who have communication and or swallowing difficulties

Manage and prioritise a complex SLT case load of adult clients with communication and swallowing difficulties arising from learning difficulties and/ or mental ill-health

Provide specialist assessment for clients with complex communication needs

Establish robust communication networks with other health care professionals and external agencies to support client’s treatment plans and ensure continuity of support for clients

Support the transfer and discharge of clients on caseload

Maintain up to date clinical records, write timely reports and correspondence reflecting specialist knowledge in line with RCSLT professional standards

Attend assessments for new admissions where there is a clear communication need in order to facilitate assessment and potential transition

The Lead SLT will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team as a specialist autonomous professional according to the RCSLT ‘Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct’ and the ‘HCPC.

About You

Demonstration of strong leadership and management qualities are essential, as is a dynamic and flexible approach to the role.

Must be motivated and committed to providing industry leading care and service. Experience of the Adult Learning Disabilities & Mental Health sector is essential.

You will be dysphagia trained.

You will have experience of managing a and supervising others.

You will have a recognised SLT degree or equivalent qualification.

Yow will be a registered member of HCPC with a license to practice.

You will be a Registered member of RCSLT

3 years plus post graduate experience working in learning disabilities.

Additional training is desirable, for e.g, Makaton, Talking Mats, PECS.


Hours: 40
£35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Comprehensive internal training programs delivered by our Clinical Team
Free of charge mandatory training
Enhanced DBS cost covered
Comprehensive induction based on the Care Certificate
33 days annual leave inclusive Bank Holidays
Support from our employee assistance program

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
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Contact: Serena D'Souza

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