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Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapist

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join our exciting and dynamic Children and Young People's Therapies Team

Speech and Language Therapist Band 5

Are you looking for your first post to begin your career ?

Are you looking for a new band 5 experience ?

If so come and join a supportive and dynamic Integrated Children and Young People's Therapies team in Buckinghamshire who are dedicated to move you through your first year competencies and beyond.

We have a strong commitment to supporting our newly qualified band 5 therapists to develop your clinical and professional skills both face to face and via teletherapy in order to achieve your competencies within your first year. We are an unique service in having a Practice Development Therapist who works very closely with team leads and supports the staff across all therapies.

All staff receive:
  • A comprehensive induction supported by the Practice Development Therapist
  • A 2 year Trust Preceptorship programme to develop professional confidence, skills, values and behaviours to continue on a journey of life long learning within Bucks
  • Regular clinical supervision, one to one and peer groups focused to newly qualified and band 5s
  • Access to a variety of CPD sessions on specific clinical areas supported by Clinical Leads
  • Clinical and caseload discussions with senior colleagues
  • Coaching, mentoring and access to external courses
  • Attendance at regional and national CEN meetings

Main duties of the job

The post is locality team based in Aylesbury. If you are a newly qualified therapist you would be given a mainstream school aged caseload for 3 days of your week, alongside 2 days CPD to develop competencies and shadowing for the first year with the aim to develop interests in different parts of the service. Caseload allocations are caped to allow NQTs the ability to acquire necessary competencies within the first year.

This is a jointly commissioned service that will give you the opportunity to use your innovative and dynamic SLT skills to influence the delivery of high quality, evidence based interventions for children and young people in Buckinghamshire.

We use a wide variety of evidence-based therapy approaches with children. Therapy is delivered individually, in groups or flexibly as the child and setting require.

Award winning and evidence based programmes, Speech Link and Infant Language Link, are commissioned to every key stage 1 setting across Buckinghamshire and supports a graduated approach to therapy delivery alongside our school advice sessions and webinars.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We'recommitted to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification



  • Able to identify own strengths and needs
  • Able to identify when to seek support
  • Demonstrates the ability to reflect on practice with peers/clinical supervisor
  • Demonstrates adequate flexibility to meet the demands of an unpredictable workload.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to client group
  • Demonstrates knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions
  • Demonstrates awareness of the roles of other professionals
  • Demonstrates awareness of standards of record keeping
  • Able to maintain intense concentration in all aspects of patient management
  • Able to manage emotional consequences of working with patients with a range of communication disorders



  • Able to travel between a range of clinical locations



  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council Licence to Practice


  • Evidence of continuing professional development and personal development.
  • Attendance of relevant Special Interest Group
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists



  • Ability to write detailed reports on patients' care to ensure interpretation by other professionals and parents.
  • Ability to negotiate compromises and resolve conflict between staff amicably
  • Clear concise verbal and written communication to ensure liaison with multidisplinary team, patients and carers and to ensure records are kept accurately and in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of specific therapy methods and programmes for the treatment of children.

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital


HP21 8AL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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