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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a passion for working with children and young people with learning disabilities and an interest in working with Autistic children and young people? Would you love to join The Bexley Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Team, winners of the Children and Young People's Directorate Team of the Year award 2021?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated therapist with experience and interest in working with CYP with speech, language and communication needs, ASD and learning disabilities to deliver a high-quality clinical service within our special schools and specialist provisions. You may also be involved in delivery care packages for those CYP who are not in an educational setting.

Main duties of the job

Having strong links between the therapists and therapy assistants working across the various Special Schools allows us to share best practice to maintain a high-quality service and provides continuous opportunities for learning and professional development for all team members.

As a Specialist SLT within a special school setting you will support the delivery of the mission, vision and core priorities of the schools. You will provide assessment, advice and care planning. You will be supported to provide training to school staff and colleagues. Multi-disciplinary working with our health and education colleagues is integral to this role.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Bexley Childrens Speech and Language Therapy service offers a range of services with specialist teams across EYs, ASD, Hearing Impairment, Dysfluency, Specialist Resourced Provisions and SEMH. We work closely across teams to provide clinical support and second opinions. You will also have access to administrative and managerial support. The robust Personal Development Review (PDR) process is a great opportunity to identify your training and development needs based on your own clinical interests.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is a vibrant and diverse organisation, with new values: Were Kind, Were Fair, We Listen, We Care. Located within reach of the Kent countryside and central London. The post attracts Outer London pay weighting.

We are very interested in finding out more about you and your own interests. Part-Time/flexible working considered for the right candidate. Please note that Oxleas operates a probationary period, further information is available on request.

Please note that applications from overseas candidates are welcome.

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week. Part-time/ term-time only/ flexible working considered.

Person Specification

Clinical experience


  • Clinical experience (at least 1 year post qualification experience) of assessment and intervention of speech, language communication in school aged settings

Clinical experience of assessment and intervention of social communication disorders and Autism ASD


  • Clinical experience of assessment and intervention of social communication disorders and Autism ASD

Short courses


  • Evidence of successful completion of a range of generic and specialist short courses at post graduate level e.g., SCERTs, Attention Autism, AAC courses

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


OPD, Erith Hospital

Park Crescent



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