Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Dysphagia - NELFT Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Dysphagia - NELFT

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist – Dysphagia

Reference: 395-WF036-22-F

Band: NHS AfC: Band 7

Location: Speech and Language Therapy Service , Wood Street Health Centre

Closing Date: 21/08/2022

Waltham Forest SALT is an exciting place to work, where change and creativity are welcomed. 

The post-holder will work with CYP with mealtime difficulties and dysphagia across 0-19 years as well as children with complex communication needs in early years.

You would be joined by several by experienced and talented  colleagues in the early years complex SLT communication team to support children aged 0-5 years with moderate-severe communication difficulties & / or dysphagia eating & drinking difficulties in the context of broader medically complex needs and disabilities. You will have regular opportunities to conduct multidisciplinary work within the Child Development Team to diagnose communication and dysphagia needs and review a child’s continued progress.

 

As the successful candidate for this position, you will:

  • Lead  on the provision of the  Dysphagia and Complex Needs SALT service for paediatric patients in Waltham Forest
  • Work closely with clients, carers, families and professionals to raise awareness, knowledge and skills related to the range of strategies that improve feeding outcomes across settings
  • Contribute to both speech and language therapy and multi-disciplinary team working to ensure co-ordinated service provision
  • Provide specialist knowledge, advice, training and teaching to parents, carers, students and speech and language therapy team

 

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