Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Band 6

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Erith
Salary
£37,152 to £43,994 a year pa inc
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you looking for a new opportunity or experience? Join our friendly team in Bexley working with school-age children across primary and secondary schools.

We are a well-established team that can offer fantastic support and opportunities to develop your career. Would you want 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?

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

Main duties of the job

  • You will work with mainstream school-age children and young people, providing assessment and therapy, with a supportive team of therapists and assistants. This post has arisen due to increased interest from local schools to providehigh-quality EHCP SLT provision.
  • You will work within the integrated Bexley Joint Communication Team, made up of Therapists, Assistants and Advisory Teacher (from Bexley Local Authority). This part of the role involves visits to mainstream schools, assessment, recommendations to schools and opportunities to deliver training together with colleagues. The role involves advice to enable parents, carers and teaching staff to support the children.There are also more opportunities to deliver specific EHCP SLT provision.
  • The Bexley Children's 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. We also have opportunities to develop training skills to enhance skills and knowledge for staff working with children with SLCN.
  • You will have at least 1 year experience post completing the NQP Goals and Competencies. There is the opportunity for professional development, and the support of a team of therapists and assistants.


About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. 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 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across 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 Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide an assessment, diagnostic and treatment service for children referred to the school aged within the Borough of Bexley. To be responsible for the planning, delivery and evaluation of evidence-based therapy interventions.
  • To demonstrate specialist clinical skills in the assessment and intervention of language disorder which may include Developmental Language Disorder / Language Disorder associated with a bio-medical condition e.g. Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy.
  • To demonstrate specialist clinical skills in the assessment and intervention of autism spectrum disorder
  • To contribute to the formulation and reivew/update of clinical care pathways.
  • To make a differential diagnosis on the basis of evidence from assessment, seeking advice when appropriate. Written reports / care plans will be completely in a timely manner to service users and appropriate agencies.
  • To demonstrate high level of clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice and outcome measures. To be a source of expertise and hold knowledge of best evidence based practice in a specialist clinical area that will be shared with other team members
  • To monitor and review the progress of therapy programmes and care plans implemented and facilitate modifications of interventions/targets as appropriate.
  • To demonstrate skills in dealing with complex issues to generate appropriate strategies for caseload and workload management.
  • To adapt practice to meet individual clients circumstances, including due regard for cultural and linguistic differences


Person Specification Experience Essential
  • 2 years post qualification
HCPC Essential
  • HCPC
Training attended Essential
  • Attended training in different specialist areas


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