Speech & Language Therapist

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified / about to qualify Speech & Language Therapist looking for a role to support you through your band 5 competencies? Do you want a role which can offer you experience in different areas of Children's services?

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist to join our Early Years & Schools team based in West Berkshire.

Within this position you will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced therapists assessing & providing interventions for a range of children.

You will have the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience in different areas of Children's Speech & Language Therapy. Your time will be divided as such 2 days Early Years,1 day language resource,2 days West Berkshire Mainstream schools

We can offer you a supervision team of well experienced professionals as well as mentoring and the opportunity to expand your knowledge with internal and external training. We can also offer this as a preceptorship role in which you will be supported to sign off your band 5 competencies.

We open to both already qualified and those who are soon to qualify and are really looking for someone who wants the opportunity to progress their clinical skills and professional career within a supportive and dynamic integrated therapy team.

The core hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and we are happy to consider those looking for full or part time. As this is a community role it will involve travel to several sites but also leaves room for some home working.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide high quality assessment and interventions for Children and young people using evidence based interventions
  • Undertake clinical sessions, and manage a caseload as required
  • To function as an autonomous clinician, with a role in supporting delivery of the new CYPF model and providing support to other more junior CYPIT therapists and non-professional staff
  • To be responsible for accessing required support and mentoring to enable you to undertake your clinical responsibilities and to plan your own caseload from relevant band 6 and 7 staff within their designated Area
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with clinical and professional / education colleagues across the health and local authority community

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solution

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services

Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The3 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Be a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, registered with HCPC
  • Have previous experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist
  • Full UK driving license with access to vehicle

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Emma Marsh on 07815 485060 or email Emma.Marsh@berkshire.nhs.uk or caroline.pethick@berkshire.nhs.uk wholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Experience


  • Be a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, registered with HCPC
  • Have previous experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist
  • Full UK driving license with access to vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


CYPIT West Berkshire, West Berkshire Community Hospital

London Road


RG18 3AS

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