Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

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

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Band 6)

Do you have a passion for working with learning disabilities? Do you have an interest in working with Autistic 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 children and young people with ASD and learning disabilities to join our Special Schools team and deliver a high-quality clinical service within Special Schools, primarily Marlborough School. Marlborough is a secondary school catering for students aged 11 - 19 years who have severe and complex learning difficulties. A number of the students have profound and multiple learning difficulties, and many have a diagnosis of ASD. The successful applicant will also work within one of our other 4 Special Schools. 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. Multi-disciplinary working with our health and education colleagues is integral to this role.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a specialist clinical SLT service to children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, including children with a Learning Disability (LD) and potential other diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  • To work with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, learning disabilities and possible other diagnoses within: Marlborough School, a special school for secondary-aged students and another of the 5 Bexley special schools
  • To be an integral member of the multidisciplinary team providing an integrated care pathway
  • To participate in the co-ordination, development and delivery of training programmes and information for school staff, parents and carers and colleagues in health and education.
  • To work as part of a team with class-teachers, learning support assistants, head teacher, therapists and the child's family / carers.

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

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.

Part-Time/flexible working considered for the right candidate. Please do have a look at our other band 6 job role. There is a possibility that we can tailor a role to suit your interests. Please note that Oxleas operates a probationary period, further information is available on request.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy degree qualification
  • HCPC registration
  • RCSLT registration
  • Evidence of successful completion of a range of generic and specialist short courses at post graduate level, including alternative and augmentative communication
  • Membership of relevant Clinical Excellence Networks (within relevant area)
Experience Essential
  • Clinical experience of assessment and advice for children with speech, language, communication needs, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Knowledge Essential
  • Excellent presentation skills, both verbal and written, of complex information to professionals and carers

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