CYPF/CYPIT Paediatric Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum (Incl of HCAS)
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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Are you a qualified Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist who is looking for a new or progressive band 6 role?

Are you looking for a role that can offer flexibility as well asprofessional growth?

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic speech and language therapist, to join our team based in Bracknell.

In this role you will be working with a mixed caseload from both mainstream and special schools where you will be supporting children, young people and their families from a wide variety of backgrounds.

We are looking for someone who has an understanding of the diverse needs of children and young people, and understanding of the value of integrated services is essential. You will be act as an ambassador for our service and be calm and confident, dealing with challenging situations. You will collaborate across a multi-disciplinary team communicating with various parties to ensure that we deliver a seamless service.

As a service we are big on grow your own and there ill be opportunities for both internal and external training.

We operate Monday to Friday 9 - 5 and are open to both full and part time applications.

Main duties of the job

  • Take responsibility for a dedicated caseload and clinical role.
  • Carry out clinical assessments within your level of clinical knowledge and skill.
  • Identify relevant therapy needs from which you can develop and deliver an individualised management plan, with support from a senior therapist as needed.
  • Contribute to and deliver training to school settings, parents, CYP and staff, as part of therapy support and delivery.
  • Contribute to the implementation and development of the impact-based model of clinical decision making.
  • Work collaboratively with education, local authority, medical and nursing staff to ensure delivery of a coordinated integrated service along with Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy colleagues.
  • Opportunity to develop leadership and management skills, overseeing junior staff and students.

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

The must haves for this role:
  • Be a qualified Speech & Language Therapist
  • 1+ years experience working with children and young people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Car driver with a valid UK licence and the ability to travel across multiple sites

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: Nicki Thorpe on 07795978119 or email : 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



  • Professional Qualification
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/ diploma
  • Post graduate clinical experience in relevant professional background
  • Ability to demonstrate required clinical knowledge of up to date speech and language interventions and service issues
  • An understanding of the diverse needs of children and young people


  • Clinical Educators course

Continuous Professional Development


  • Recognised CPD in relevant Children's therapy interventions
  • Experience of contributing to the EHCP process
  • Good knowledge of SEND legislation

Previous Experience


  • Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience
  • Experience of working with families from a wide variety of backgrounds including age and ethnicity
  • Experience of evaluating and managing a range of developmental speech, language and communication conditions
  • Able to demonstrate a clinical knowledge and familiarisation with a range of standardised and non-standardised assessment tools relevant to speech and language therapy interventions
  • Experience of delivering universal, targeted and specialised input in school settings
  • Experienced and able to demonstrate a commitment to integrated working and close partnership working with external partners


  • Experience with developing and delivering training programmes to support service delivery

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Evidence of a value system which puts the child at the heart of actions
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the diverse needs of children and young people
  • Able to use IT to support and innovate clinical development
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of current professional and statutory issues
  • Ability to work in a calm and confident manner in stressful situations
  • Ability to work across professional boundaries to effect seamless family care
  • Ability to self-motivate


  • Evidence of an understanding and application of Care Planning approaches, and evidence of a belief in its value
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to act as a role model to others in adopting change

Additional Requirements


  • Car Driver with access to own car and willingness to work across East Berkshire, as required

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


CYPIT East Berkshire


RG12 7GR

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