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Speech and Language Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
London Royal Borough of Greenwich
£31,163 to £37,875 a year pa inc
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Greenwich Children & Young People's Speech & Language Therapy Services are looking to appoint following increased demand for our services.

This is an opportunity for shortly to qualify students, newly qualified or a B5 therapist with experience. You will have the opportunity to work with early years or school-age children & young people with a range of speech, language & communication needs. Providing assessment, advice & intervention, with a supportive team of therapists & assistants. These posts have arisen due to increased interest from local nurseries & schools to provide high-quality Speech & Language Therapy provision.

There is the opportunity for professional development & the support of a team of therapists & assistants. You will have access to admin, managerial & clinical support. CPD is supported & the development of clinical interests is encouraged. We have embedded support to offer for B5 therapists including:
  • regular 1:1 and group supervision
  • peer support
  • Oxleas preceptorship programme Oxleas AHP Preceptorship
  • extensive training

Our friendly, experienced team offer fantastic support & opportunities to enable you to develop your career.

To find out more please check the Service's Twitter account:
  • @GreenwichSLT

Main duties of the job

The Greenwich Children's Speech and Language Therapy service consists of specialist teams including ASD, DLD, Deafness, Dysfluency and SEMH. We work closely across teams to provide clinical support and second opinions.

As the post holder you will:
  • provide a clinical and advisory Speech and Language Therapy service to children and young people with diverse speech, language and communication needs
  • have opportunity to develop both assessment and intervention skills
  • work as part of an integrated team with Teachers, outreach services and other health professionals. To support parent/carers and the children in all issues related to clinical care with support from more experienced colleagues
  • have opportunities for involvement in service development projects, example projects currently taking place are: The Bilingualism Quality Improvement Project and The Developmental Language Disorder working group

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 work alongside a large team of Therapists and Assistants and will have access to administrative, managerial and clinical support. You will receive higher levels of supervision for Newly Qualified Therapists to support completion of RCSLT NQP Competencies Framework.

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 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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