Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Band 6

Main area
MHOA and Dementia CAG
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week - flexible between 08:00 - 20:00
Job ref
£31,878 - £42,046 p.a inc.
01/04/2018 23:59

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) to work in our Mental Health of Older Adults and Dementia (MHOAD) service. The role is developing and there will be the chance to influence how care is delivered in the future.

As one of 2 SLTs, you will be working closely with a diverse multidisciplinary team including psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychiatry and mental health nurses.

The post will be supported by a Band 7 SLT, Head of Therapy, ward and unit managers and has good links with neighbouring community and acute trusts.

In collaboration with the Band 7 SLT, this post will include working across our South London Specialist Care Units, which provide complex continuing healthcare, as well as our in-patient wards that provide services to older adults with mental health conditions and dementia. One of these wards has recently become a specialist acute dementia unit and SLT are working with the rest of the ward team to develop this new service.

This post would suit someone who has experience of working with people with dementia, or has transferrable skills within adult acquired neurology or adults with learning difficulties.

What this post can offer:

  • An opportunity to develop your specialist skills in older adult mental health and dementia
  • A chance to lead on service delivery and improvement at a ward/unit level and participate in service change across the CAG
  • Time to design and deliver training to other staff members
  • Development of professional interests within this area
  • If you would like to know more about the role please contact Hannah Luff, Lead Speech and Language Therapist on the details provided.

The Mental Health of Older Adults and Dementia Clinical Academic Group (MHOAD CAG) is one of 21 groups that were formed in south London creating a partnership between South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust, the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) and King's College London (KCL).

We are part of King's Health Partners Academic Sciences Centre





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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

Hannah Luff

Lead Speech and Language Therapist

07875 363650 / hannah.luff@nhs.net


Becky Horton

Clinical In-patient service manager and Head of Therapy

07910437295 / becky.horton@slam.nhs.uk

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