Speech & Language Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£31,163 to £45,765 a year pa inc
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity to join our expanding team in a Band 5 SLT development post. We have secured funding to support the possibility of the successful candidate transitioning to a Band 6 specialist role within 18 months of joining the team, following an individualised development plan based on performance and clinical competencies.

So, if you are a versatile and enthusiastic SLT who would like the opportunity to develop within our expanding, friendly team and you share our commitment to high quality, evidence-based care, we would love to hear from you.

Staff wellbeing is important to us and we are involved in Trust initiatives, Building a Fairer Oxleas, together with having designated Wellbeing Champions within the team. We won the 'Children and Young People's Directorate Team of the Year award' 2021-22 in recognition of the excellent care and support we provide to Bexley families and staff.

Please note that applications from overseas candidates are welcome

Main duties of the job

From our community clinics in the London Borough of Bexley, you will provide assessment and direct intervention to early years and school age children/young people with language, speech sound and fluency difficulties.

You will develop skills to support the development of junior members of the team and students. You will have a strong understanding of the role of SLT, be able to work autonomously, have high level communication skills, a flexible problem-solving approach and demonstrate you are efficient with your caseload and time management. You will have experience of using standardised SLT assessments, delivery of evidence based interventions and ideally delivered both individual and group therapy

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 a clinical and advisory Speech and Language Therapy service within community clinics for preschool and some school aged children with diverse speech, language and communication needs. To work as part of an integrated team with Speech and Language Therapy Assistants. To support parents, clients and other professionals in all issues related to client management, 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 Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • Health Care Professions Council membership - Licence to Practice
  • Membership of relevant special interest groups - CENs (within relevant area)
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with children in a paediatric speech & language therapy setting
  • Experience of paediatric caseload assessment and delivery of evidence base interventions
  • Experience of working in a multi disciplinary team
Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to work with the diverse needs of clients with complex communication difficulties & to make differential diagnoses
  • Knowledgeable of alternative communication systems

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