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SALT Team Lead

Job Reference: 267-CH2116688

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Community Speech and Lanuguage Therapy
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Are you an experienced and highly skilled Speech and Language therapist who is looking for an opportunity to extend your managerial and leadership skills?

We are looking for an experienced and highly skilled SALT to lead and manage a small team of speech and language therapists within the Oxfordshire Adult Community SALT service. The service is organised in three localities each led by a band 7 SALT lead who work closely with the service manager to deliver a high-quality SALT service across Oxfordshire. The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day management and clinical supervision of the SALT locality team based in the North-West locality of Oxfordshire. You will hold a clinical caseload and will be responsible for monitoring and balancing workloads of the team ensuring that the junior staff team are well supported, working effectively and that waiting time targets for your locality are met.

The people we work with have a communication or swallowing difficulty and will be seen either in their own homes, care/residential homes, community hospitals, or in a locality clinic. You will provide highly specialist clinical input to this care group and will work collaboratively with other SALTs working in the acute and learning disability teams to ensure an integrated and person-centred approach. The service is part of a wider multi-disciplinary integrated team and therefore, collaborative working with other healthcare professionals in community and primary care teams is an essential requirement of the role.

You will have a strong interest in quality improvement and will work closely with the service operational manager, AHP leads and the other SALT team leads to develop the service and raise the profile of the profession both within and outside the Trust. A driving licence and access to a car are essential as the post holder will be required to travel around the locality for service delivery.

This post provides the perfect opportunity to develop your management and leadership skills within a supportive environment. You will have access to a dedicated office space, administrative support and IT equipment to support mobile working such as laptop, VPN access and iPad. We have a strong emphasis on team working, continuing professional development and clinical supervision. Professional leadership is provided through a dedicated Directorate AHP leadership team headed by an associate director for AHPs. The Trust also offers a variety of learning and development opportunities in-house including a comprehensive leadership development programme.

Part-time hours or a job share arrangement also considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sylvie Thorn, Service Development Manager on 07787260142.

  • 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 3-5 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.

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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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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