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Speech and Language Therapist (CYPIT)

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum ( Incl of HCAS)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified or about to qualify Speech & Language Therapist looking to progress your clinical skills and professional career in paediatrics? Are you looking for a role that offers flexible working to coincide with your home life and also pays HCAS?

We have an exciting opportunity for an NQ OR experienced band 5 SaLT to join our amazing school age and early years integrated therapy teams.

This role is based in Wokingham and will include school, nursery and clinic visits as well as participating in service improvement and working parties where appropriate.

You will be under the direction of a Band 6/7 therapist taking responsibility for a dedicated caseload. You will have the opportunity to work alongside (and shadow) experienced therapists across a variety of settings and range of specialisms.

You will work closely with a Preceptor who will support your transition into the role and also sign off your band 5 competencies as you develop. You will also have the opportunity to attend training sessions and develop your knowledge and skills within paediatrics.

The position is Monday to Friday 9:00am - 17:00pm and we are happy to consider those looking for flexible working patterns, including term time only. The role 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 with developmental / complex communication needs
  • Opportunity to work alongside, and learn from experienced therapists
  • Be involved in the implementation of training packages
  • Contribute to defined projects and service development initiatives
  • Maintain accurate and contemporaneous clinical record

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:
  • Qualified Speech and Language Therapist registered with HCPC
  • Experience (including placement experience) in working with children or adults with learning, developmental or neurological needs
  • Ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites across Wokingham

  • For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification.We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

    If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Emma Marsh on 0300 365 4000 or email:emma.marsh@berkshire.nhs.ukwholl 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



    • AHP qualification degree or equivalent
    • HCPC Registered

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Completion of post graduate education or training relevant to clinical role or post

    Previous Experience


    • Experience of working with families from a wide variety of backgrounds including age and ethnicity


    • Evidence of experience in clinical work in children's services
    • Experience of evaluating and managing a range of developmental speech, language and communication conditions

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Evidence of a value system which puts the child at the heart of actions
    • Able to demonstrate an understanding of paediatrics and the diverse needs of children and young people in a broad sense
    • Clear, succinct communication skills
    • Ability to work in a calm and confident manner in stressful situations
    • Ability to work successfully as part of a multi-disciplinary team
    • Knowledge of current professional and statutory issues
    • Ability to work across professional boundaries to effect seamless family care
    • Ability to self motivate
    • Basic computer literacy


    • Understanding of the English Education System Knowledge of SEND processes and EHCP assessment process
    • Evidence of an understanding and application of Care Planning approaches, and evidence of a belief in its value
    • Able to use IT to support and innovate clinical development
    • Evidence of recent relevant CPD

    Additional Requirements


    • Ability to travel to multiple sites

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    CYPIT West Berkshire

    University of Reading


    RG6 6BZ

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