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Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

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

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a newly qualified or about to qualify Speech & Language Therapist with a passion for supporting children and their families? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can develop clinical experience in working with children, underpinned by a supportive clinical supervision and excellence programme?

Here in the CYPIT team we are looking for an enthusiastic band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join us based at St Marks in Maidenhead.

In this role you will have a mixed caseload within early years and school age supporting children, young people and their families from a wide variety of backgrounds. You will need to demonstrate that you have excellent communication and people skills, an understanding of the diverse needs of children and young people, and an interest in developing clinical skills with early years and school aged caseloads.

You will 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 and understanding the value of integrated services is essential to this.

You will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth, with opportunities to help you build your CPD portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

Our service operates 9:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday.

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 schools/early years setting, parents, CYP and staff, as part of therapy support and delivery.
  • 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.

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 including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment 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
  • HCPC registration
  • An enthusiasm for working with early years and school aged children and young people
  • Full UK driving license with access to vehicle

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: Liz Luckey on 07815676207or 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

Continuous Professional Development


  • Recognised CPD in relevant Children's therapy interventions

Previous Experience


  • Student Placement in Paediatrics
  • Experience in working with children in clinical area


  • 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 occupational therapy interventions

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
  • Able to use IT to support and innovate clinical development
  • Clear, succinct communication skills
  • Ability to work in a calm and confident manner in stressful situations
  • Knowledge of current professional and statutory issues
  • Ability to self-motivate


  • Understanding of the English Education System
  • 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 work across professional boundaries to effect seamless family care

Additional Requirements


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

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


CYPIT East Berkshire



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