Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year pa inc
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Greenwich Children's Integrated Therapies - Speech & Language Therapy Service are looking to appoint a specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

There are opportunities to work across both the Early Years and School Years service. We will work with the successful applicant to build a role that meets their interests and development needs.

There is the opportunity for professional development with the support of a large 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

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, Phonology, 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 a 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 Service Improvement Plans

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

You will be part of the Greenwich Integrated Therapies service, 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 offered recently or planned in the future include: Nuffield Dyspraxia, Shape Coding, PECS, Bilingualism, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Evidence based for DLD Moor House, Core Vocabulary Intervention, Attention Autism.

Please refer to the 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 with pre-school/Early Years children
  • 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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