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Specialist Adult Speech & Language Therapist

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Are you a qualified Speech & Language Therapist looking for the next step in your career? Are you looking to become a specialist / further your experience working with adults with progressive problems?

We are looking for an experienced Speech & Language Therapist to join our team developing an exciting new role specialising in the management of clients with Parkinsons Disease.

You will hold your own caseload which will be diverse in the progressive problems you will manage including Parkinsons, dementia, MND, stroke etc. You will be community based and will have a mix of regular clinics, outpatients, care home and residential visits where you will assess, treat and review clients.

You will coordinate 1:1 therapy blocks of Lee Silverman Voice Technique (LSVT) and other evidence-based therapies. Additionally, you will work with other members of the SLT team to deliver, evaluate and improve our already established course for groups of clients with PD and their families.

We pride ourselves on the development of our team and can offer a range of both internal and external qualifications and courses ie VF training with collaboration from our acute trust and LSVT training. We are in the process of developing a FEES service in the community and excited about this new venture.

The service operates 9 - 5 Monday to Friday and we can offer flexibility within this. We are open to both full and part time applicants.

Main duties of the job

  • Engage as part of a supportive team responsible for providing specialist assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment of swallowing and communication difficulties in the community setting.
  • Be responsible for overseeing the PD service, developing evidence-based pathways and treatment options
  • Participate in service development and be an effective member of the SLT team
  • Provide clinical supervision to other members of our SLT team and students
  • Design and deliver training to other members of the MDT as required
  • You will be supervised by a senior SLT, but an ability to work autonomously will be integral to the role

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
  • Previous experience working with Adults
  • 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: Susannah Johnson on 07770738482 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



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent
  • Licence to Practice
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Dysphagia post graduate training


  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of successful post-graduate study through CPD portfolio
  • NQT Competencies
  • Dysphagia competencies

Previous Experience


  • At least 2 years post graduate experience
  • Relevant specialist experience post qualification

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to travel to multiple sites - must be a car driver with access to own vehicle.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Speech and Language Therapy Adults Community, Tilehurst Clinic

Corwen Road


RG30 4SH

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