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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 277-1848486-CSH1

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Greenwich Long Term
Greenwich Community, Woolwich
£34,961.15 - £42,010.00 pa inc pro rata

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Band 6

22.50 hours (6 sessions) per week/Permanent

Adult Learning Disability Services

This is a great opportunity for a therapist wanting to further develop their specialist skills working with young people and adults with learning disabilities including those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Therapist to come and join our well respected and innovative Adult Learning Disability (ALD) Directorate Speech and Language Therapy service. Therapists play an essential role within each Borough's multi-agency community ALD team and other commissioned services and contribute to a number of clinical pathways delivering high quality care to people with learning disabilities and their carers.

You will work 6 as part of the Transitions Team which sits within the Greenwich multi-disciplinary, integrated community learning disability team. You will have a caseload of young people with varying degrees of learning disability, some of whom have complex needs including dysphagia, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, mental health difficulties and/or challenging behaviour. All of these young people are transitioning from schools and colleges into adulthood and adult services – this is a new post commissioned to assist this process and ensure it happens as seamlessly as possible for the young person. You will work closely with multi-disciplinary team colleagues including Social Care, Community Nursing and OT. The team is based at the Woolwich Centre in Woolwich.

Oxleas deliver ALD/SEND and Mental Health SaLT across three London Boroughs and other sites and we meet regularly as a clinical team. We have a robust clinical supervision structure. The Professional Lead for ALD/MH SaLT contributes to a number of Directorate Wide projects and initiatives. We are currently taking part in the RCSLT TOMS project and contributing to NHS England’s work on Dysphagia.

We have a strong focus on CPD and you will be supported to continue your professional development. Opportunities to develop your special clinical interests will also be considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kate Grant on 020 8921 4860

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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