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Speech and Language Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£29,553 to £36,265 a year pa inc
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you have a passion for working, within an educational setting, on functional communication skills, with pupils with complex needs? 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?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated therapist to join our Special Schools team to deliver a high-quality clinical service primarily within Shenstone School. Shenstone is currently a primary school catering for pupils aged 4-11 years who are just starting out on a journey to also open a Secondary Site, which will be developed over the next 3 years. Shenstone School is for pupils who have severe and complex learning needs including; Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Multisensory Impairment, Severe Learning Difficulties and ASD.

In this role you will work alongside 3 other SLTs and 2 Communication Assistants across 3 school sites. There is onsite Band 7 supervision and strong links across the Bexley Special Schools which allow us to share best practice and maintain a high-quality service. CPD opportunities are offered and funded by both the Shenstone Senior Leadership Team and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

As a SLT within this setting you will support the delivery of the mission, vision and core priorities of the schools. You will provide assessment, interventions, advice and care planning. Over time you will be supported to provide training to school staff, parents and colleagues. The school is a Total Communication Environment. A high proportion of the pupils use Augmentative and Assistive Communication. Multi-disciplinary working with our health and education colleagues is integral to this role. Shenstone Senior Leadership Team provides the Multidisciplinary Team with their own budget for resources.

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 a specialist clinical SLT service to children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and Learning Disability, including children with complex needs, social communication difficulties and / or Autism Spectrum Disorder referred to the Speech and Language Therapy Team.

To work as part of a team with class-teachers, teaching assistants,

School Senior Leadership Team , therapists and the childs family / carers with access to supervision from senior therapists. To provide training or information sessions to parents and/or school staff with support from more experienced colleagues.

Person Specification Registration Essential
  • HCPC Registration
  • Royal College of Speech & Language Therapy Registration
Qualifications Essential
  • Speech & Language Therapy Degree
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with children in any setting
Training Desirable
  • Evidence of short courses

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