Speech and language Therapist - South Oxfordshire

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year Per annum | Pro rata
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you starting out on your career as a Children's Speech and Language Therapist, perhaps newly qualified or with some experience, and looking for broad opportunities to practice and extend your skills?

Are you looking to work as part of a supportive team in a flexible working environment?

You will be joining the Children's Integrated Therapy (CIT) team at an exciting juncture! As we implement a new Service structure and a new Therapy model based on Care Aims framework (Kate Malcomess) and Therapy Outcome Measures (TOMs), we have two vacancies for enthusiastic, dynamic and highly motivated therapists to join our teams in the South of the county. The SW post will be based in Abingdon, and the SE post in Wallingford.

Main duties of the job

Working with experienced colleagues, you will be based in one of our South localities. You will have a minimum of 1 day in a special school combined with community settings supporting children on our core clinical pathways (Speech Sound Disorders, Language Difficulties, Social Communication), giving you a fantastic breadth of experience, and the possibility of exploring different areas of interest as you consider your future career.

You will have opportunities to work alongside other members of the CIT team - Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and CIT Assistant Practitioners, as well as collaborating with the wider MDT in Education, Health and Social Services. You will have your own caseload to manage and prioritize, delivering timely assessment and intervention packages, contributing to the SEND process, engaging in clinical meetings (including Multi Agency Safeguarding Supervision sessions), and delivering training to staff and parents.

About us

Oxfordshire Children's Integrated Therapy Service is made up of Children's Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, profession specific Therapy Instructors, Integrated Therapy Assistant Practitioners and an Administrative Team. We are jointly commissioned by the ICB and Oxfordshire County Council. The Service is led by Operational Managers and Professional Leads for each Therapy.

Therapy teams have strong links with education colleagues, pediatricians, and AHP's across Oxford Health Trust.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme, ongoing supervision and appraisal with development reviews from experienced specialist staff, regular in house training as well as opportunities for involvement in Service Development.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

The SLT team is made up of Band 5 and 6 Therapists, Technical Assistants, Apprentices, and both Specialist Team Leads and Specialist Clinical Leads (Band 7). We provide Speech and Language Therapy for children and young people aged 0 - 19 years across Oxfordshire in a range of settings. The Service delivery model is based on six Clinical Pathways and underpinned by the current evidence base.

You will be working as a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist as part of a locality team, managing your own caseload as part of the wider Service delivery to the community and Special Schools.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate will be expected to actively engage in the Trusts supervision and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.

Please Note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification essential Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language therapy degree qualification or equivalent.
  • HCPC Registration (pending)
  • RCSLT membership (pending)
  • Any SLT specific training attended
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel between sites
essential Essential
  • Able to communicate effectively, particularly where barriers to understanding exisit
Skills and Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with Children and young people with speech language and communication needs
  • Experience of working with children

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