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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Band 6

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year pa inc
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 6
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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Band 6 Full time/37.50 hours per week Permanent

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, some opportunities with early years. 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.

A great opportunity is available for a suitably experienced Speech and Language Therapist with skills in working with a diverse range of speech, language and communication needs. Including those with Developmental Language Disorder, language disorder associated with complex needs e.g. biomedical disorders, speech sound disorders and including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Relevant post registration experience is required.

Main duties of the job

You will provide assessment, intervention, advice, liaison and training with a supportive team of therapists and assistants.

You will work within the integrated Bexley Joint Communication Team, made up of Therapists, Assistants and Advisory Teacher (from Bexley Local Authority).

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 and early years teams 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 speech sound disorders, providing second opinions and supervision to other members of the team.

To demonstrate specialist clinical skills in the assessment and intervention of autism spectrum disorder, providing second opinions and supervision to other members of the team

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 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 Registration Essential
  • Must be registered with the HCPC
  • Member of the RCSLT
  • 2 years post qualification experience
  • 2 years post qualification specialist experience
Evidence of post graduation training Essential
  • Attendance at post qualification training
Skills and Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with CYP with complex needs / ASD / speech sound disorders
Skills and experience Essential
  • Demonstration of analysing assessments and formulating a summary of strengths and needs

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