Speech and Language Therapist in Special Schools
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
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Do you have a passion for supporting Autistic children and young people and/or those with physical and learning disabilities to meet their full potential? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop both your clinical and leadership skills within a large, dynamic and supportive service? This could be the perfect post for you!
You would be responsible for leading the team of therapists and assistants delivering communication and dysphagia support to a Complex Needs School within the Royal Borough of Greenwich, well supported by the Co-ordinator of Service, and Principal Therapists. You will also have an opportunity to work within our School Years service with particular responsibility for supporting students with Additional Learning Needs.
Main duties of the job
Team leadership for a team of therapist's based in a Special School including supervision and strategic direction.
Specialist assessment and management of students with complex communication difficulties.
Specialist management of students with dysphagia.
Liaising with the school senior management team and other key stakeholders regarding shared priorities.
Being part of a team of senior therapists taking a lead across the department with specific focus on complex needs.
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 Fair
- We Listen
- We Care
Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details of the role and responsibilities
Certificate of Sponsorship
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