Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year pa inc
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Adolescence), Band 6 PermanentFull Time: 37.5 hours week (part time hours may be considered)

Greenwich Children's Integrated Therapies - Speech & Language Therapy Service are looking to appoint a specialist therapist following increased demand for our services within our local primary and secondary schools.

This is an opportunity for therapists looking to specialise in working with secondary age young people in both mainstream and Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) units. With opportunities to continue to develop their skills in working with primary age children. We would look to work with the successful applicant to build a role that meets their interests and development needs.

There is the opportunity for professional development & the support of a team of therapists & assistants. You will have access to admin, managerial & clinical support.

Our support offer includes:
  • regular 1:1 supervision
  • peer support meetings
  • Good practice CPD sessions
  • Evidence Based Practice newsletter
  • Oxleas Beyond Preceptorship programme

Our friendly, well-established Service offers fantastic support & opportunities to for you to take the next step in developing your career. If you would like to find out more feel free to contact, Julia Longthorne and check our the service's Twitter account: @GreenwichSLT

Main duties of the job

The Greenwich Children's Integrated Therapies - Speech and Language Therapy service offer a range of services across three sub-teams: Early Years, School Years and Special Schools. Clinical specialist expertise is available across the whole service and includes: AAC, ASD, Deafness, DLD, Dysphagia and SEMH.

As the post holder you will:
  • independently manage a caseload whilst utilising knowledge and skills of colleagues
  • have opportunity to refine both assessment and intervention skills
  • work as part of an integrated team with Teachers, outreach services and other health professionals
  • support parent/carers and children/young people in all issues related to clinical care with support from more experienced colleagues
  • provide a specialist clinical and advisory Speech and Language Therapy service to children and young people with diverse speech, language and communication needs
  • work with Principal and Highly Specialist colleagues leading on the Adolescence Service Improvement Plan

About us

The Greenwich Children's Integrated Therapies service is part of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust which was rated amongst the top 10 in the Health Service Journal list of 100 best NHS organisations to work for in England.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is a large and culturally diverse London borough with over 90 different languages spoken. Greenwich has good transport links both within the borough and into the city centre.

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. 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 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

You will be part of the school years team within Greenwich Integrated Therapies services, working alongside Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy colleagues.

You will have access to administrative, managerial and clinical support. Training and career development is well supported within Oxleas with the opportunity to attend both internal and external training. Examples of training accessed in the past 12 months includes: Nuffield Dyspraxia, Shape Coding, PECS, Bilingualism, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, with the following training courses upcoming: assessment and intervention for Evidence based for DLD Moor House, Core Vocabulary Intervention, Attention Autism.

Please refer to attached Job Description for further details of the role and the Person Specification for essential and desirable requirements of the post holder.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised degree/equivalent qualification
  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Registered with the RCSLT
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in schools
  • Experience of working with clients with a range of SLCN
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team/environment
  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions
  • Experience of training others
  • Experience of implementing and supporting a range of therapeutic approaches
Skills Essential
  • Well established knowledge of a range of standardised and functional assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • A working knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to the client group
  • Understanding the roles of other professionals relevant to the client group
  • Ability to communicate complex information to others where there may be barriers to understanding
  • Leadership qualities

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