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Developing Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Greater London
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
Oak Lodge School
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an additional SLT to join the therapy team at Oak Lodge School. You would be part of a team consisting of Speech and Language therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. The therapy team also work in collaboration with a very supportive teaching staff. You will have access to support from the clinical team as well as links to other therapists working in special schools.

You will be a member of the RCSLT and HPC who has an interest working with D/deaf and/or SCLN students, within a school setting, and wants to develop specialist skills in these areas. The right candidate would preferably be practising at a Band 6 level and may have some experience of working with D/deaf children, dysphagia and/or AAC. The ability to use BSL would be a distinct advantage, however the opportunity to learn BSL will be part of the training, as required. Interest in signing is highly desirable.

Oak Lodge provides education for D/deaf students and for students whose primary difficulties are linked to language and communication. As students present with a range of learning, communication and language issues, sign language (BSL and English with sign (EWS), spoken language and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) methods are applied as appropriate to meet the needs of all our students. The position involves assessment, delivery of therapy, training and close working with teaching staff, parents/carers and other professionals to promote language and communication development across the curriculum. There is also involvement in pre-entry assessment for students transferring into the school.

You will need to have:
• Experience of working with children with a range of communication needs.
• Knowledge of core assessment and intervention approaches for children.
• The ability to work closely and effectively in partnership with school staff, parents and others in order to support children.
• The ability to devise, implement and review therapy plans.
• Knowledge of current intervention policies, practice and national drivers.
• The ability to work within a team, flexibly and under sometimes challenging conditions
• Enthusiasm, imagination and initiative.

The school will provide all necessary training to fulfil the job description, time allowance to attend relevant training and special interest groups (SIG). There will also be regular supervision as part of your ongoing CPD requirements.

This is a permanent post. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. The full time equivalent salary range will be £31,434 SO1/23 - £36,486 PO1/31 (equivalent to NHS
band 6). Benefits include a final salary pension scheme.

For an application pack, further information or to apply, please visit the school’s website ( or email Judy Lamprecht (Head of Therapy) on at

The school is committed to safeguarding. If successful, you will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. (Registered Charity No. 1042823).

Closing date: 22nd of March

Interviews proposed for: Week commencing from the 23rd of March

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Oak Lodge School
Tel: 020 8673 3453
Contact: Oak Lodge School

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