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Are you looking for a new opportunity to further build your clinical skills or join the world of Speech and Language Therapy? Join our friendly team in Bexley working with school-age children across primary mainstream schools. We are a well-established team that can offer fantastic support and opportunities to develop your career. Would you want to join The Bexley Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Team, winners of the Children and Young People's Directorate Team of the Year award 2021? Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is a vibrant and diverse organization; with new values: We’re Kind, We’re Fair, We Listen, We Care. Located within reach of the Kent countryside and central London. The post attracts Outer London pay weighting.

You will work with mainstream school-age children and young people, providing assessment and therapy, with a supportive team of therapists and assistants and a Specialist teacher.

You will work within the integrated Bexley Joint Communication Team, made up of... Therapists, Assistants and Specialist Teacher (from Bexley Local Authority). This part of the role involves visits to mainstream schools, assessment, recommendations to schools and opportunities to deliver training together with colleagues. The role includes providing advice to enable parents, carers and teaching staff to support the children. There are also more opportunities to deliver specific EHCP SLT provision.

We welcome applications from current students who are due to qualify in 2023.
• To provide an assessment, diagnostic and treatment service for children referred to the Speech & Language Service within the Borough of Bexley.
• To implement programmes in a variety of locations depending on need, including mainstream school settings.
• To be responsible for the planning, delivery and evaluation of evidence-based therapy interventions to enable functional improvement. To monitor and review the progress of therapy programmes implemented and facilitate modifications of interventions/targets as appropriate.
• To ensure maximum involvement of the client, family/carer, education staff and other professional staff where appropriate in planning care and the therapy programme.
• To work with class teachers, SENCo and Teaching Assistants in promoting the child’s speech, language and communication development through joint planning.
• To support the establishment and development of standard service speech language and communication packages in the mainstream schools such as Chatterbox, Talk Boost, Speech and Language Link and BLAST.
• To provide therapy planning and intervention within a multidisciplinary framework wherever possible, working alongside SLT Assistants, Advisory Teachers and Educational Psychologists.
• To make appropriate clinical decisions following assessment seeking support and advice from supervisor where appropriate.

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

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Clare Brightwell Job title: Team Lead - Mainstream Schools Email address: clare.brightwell@nhs.net Telephone number: 02030040092
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