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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pro rata pa inc
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a passion for working with school aged children and young people (CYP). 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, to deliver a high-quality clinical service within our mainstream schools team.

You will have the opportunity to provide holistic assessment, intervention and modelling and developing skills in school staff.

We are a fantastic team, with great opportunities to develop skills through internal/ external training and listen to views of each team member to build a place that is great to work!

Main duties of the job

The Bexley Children's Speech and Language Therapy service offers a range of services with specialist teams across EYs, ASD, Deafness, 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.

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

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 clinical skills in the assessment and intervention of autism spectrum disorder

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 adapt practice to meet individual clients circumstances, including due regard for cultural and linguistic differences.

To ensure maximum involvement of the family / carer, education staff and other professional staff and where appropriate the client in the therapy programme.

To work alongside school aged educators and SLT assistants in delivering jointly planned programmes of intervention for speech, language, communication and educational achievement.

To maintain a clinical caseload in accordance with priorities of service.

To participate in the co-ordination, development and delivery of training programmes and information packages for colleagues in health, education, voluntary sector organizations and parents / carers

To provide supervision to junior therapists, assistants and students

Person Specification

Post NQP goals


  • at least 1 year of experience and completion of NQP goals

School aged experience with ASD/ DLD


  • Relevant experience working with relevant client group (s)

Post training


  • Evidence of attending relevant training post qualification

Service project example /idea


  • Shown ideas for service development

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Erith Hospital

Park Crescent



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