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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Band 6

Job Reference: 277-12504230-CSH-A

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Greenwich Long Term
Woolwich Centre, Woolwich, London
£34,961.15 - £42,010.00 pa inc

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Band 6

Oxleas Adult Learning Disability Services

37.5 hours, Permanent

This is a great opportunity for a therapist wanting to further develop their specialist skills working with and adults with learning disabilities and people with mental health difficulties.

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 as part of the Greenwich multi-disciplinary, integrated community learning disability team along with a Band 7 SaLT Clinical Lead and a Band 5 SaLT Co-worker. You will have a small caseload of adults with varying degrees of learning disability, some of whom have complex needs including dysphagia, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, mental health difficulties and/or challenging behaviour. You will work closely with multi-disciplinary team colleagues including social care and will be trained up to take part in the team’s new Single Point of Access system. The team is based at the Woolwich Centre in Woolwich.

In addition, there will be an opportunity to work within a specialist Mental Health Inpatient SaLT Team, who are commissioned to assess/support patients within Oxleas Working Age, Older Adult and Forensic inpatient wards (i.e. non LD). We are hoping to develop and possibly expand this service and you will be able to contribute to this service development.

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.

Please note that Oxleas operates a probationary period, further information is available on request.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Kate Grant on 0208 921 4860

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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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