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Speech and Language Therapist for CAMHS Health and Justice Team

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 Per annum ,Pro rata (Incl of HCAS)
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Interviews will be held on 2-10-2023

We are offering a 0.6wte Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist permanent role within our CAMHS Health and Justice Team. You will be based in the Youth Justice Teams in the West of Berkshire (West Berkshire, Reading and Wokingham). You will be an enthusiastic and experienced SALT, who is motivated, resilient, and flexible. You will be interested in the youth justice system and in supporting young people who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and have found themselves in trouble with the police. You would join the Berkshire CAMHS Health and Justice team which is a multidisciplinary team that supports the mental health, physical health, and speech and language needs of the young people who are working on a statutory or voluntary basis within the six Berkshire Youth Justice Teams. You will be screening, assessing and offering interventions to young people as well as offering training and consultation to YOT staff.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide Consultation and Advice to members of the YOT team in regard to young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCNs).
  • To support YOT staff to screen all young people who come into YOTs for SLCNs.
  • To provide SALT Assessments for any young people with SLCNs.
  • To offer specific SLCN interventions where appropriate.
  • Support YOTs to adapt their written material so that it is more accessible for young people with SLCNs.
  • Engage in multi-agency and integrated working and processes.

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 solutions

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:
  • Professional SALT registration
  • Previous experience of working with hard to engage and vulnerable young people and an ability to manage conflict and encourage motivation to change.
  • Car driver with ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification



  • Registration with HCPC.
  • AHP qualification degree or equivalent


  • Clinical educators course
  • Member of relevant clinical specialist interest group

Continuous Professional Development


  • Minimum 2 years post qualification experience or robust relevant experience
  • Minimum of 1.5 years' experience working with children

Previous Experience


  • Completion of post graduate education or training relevant to clinical role or post
  • Recognised CPD in area of clinical specialism


  • Experience of supervision and training of other band 5 therapists and other professionals
  • Experience of diagnosing autism spectrum conditions

Additional Requirements


  • Willingness and capability to work across West Berkshire, as required

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


CAMHS Health and Justice

University of Reading - Earley Gate



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