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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, ARP Post

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join our exciting and dynamic Integrated Children and Young People's Therapies Team

Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist ARP Post

We are recruiting a number of Speech and Language Therapists to join our Integrated Children and Young People's Therapies Service in Buckinghamshire. These posts are a result of exciting and innovative service developments following the recent recommissioning of the service in Buckinghamshire. The service is broadening it's offer to include speech and language therapy support to children and young people in the Additionally Resourced Provision settings in Buckinghamshire.

Main duties of the job

Some of these settings support children with Developmental Language Disorder and some support children with Social Communication needs. You will be offered the opportunity to experience both caseloads or focus on a particular area of need as part of a team. You will also deliver to children in mainstream schools across key stages within a locality area of mainstream schools.

The Speech and Language Therapy Service forms part of an Integrated Children and Young People's Therapies Service working closely with Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy as well as wider children and young people's services including Health Visitors, Community Nurses for Children with a Learning Disability, Community Paediatricians and School Nurses.

This is a jointly commissioned service across health and education that will give you the opportunity to be supported as you develop your speech and language therapy skills to support the delivery of high quality, evidence based interventions for children and young people in Buckinghamshire.

We have an excellent website which provides information and support to families and people working with children in Buckinghamshire and wider.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! - BHT - 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're committed 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.
  • A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

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.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent
  • 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 CEN Group



  • Clinical experience in a variety of settings.
  • Evidence of specialist knowledge/skills resulting from clinical experience and CPD.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of specialist SLT assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • Demonstrates knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic intervention
  • Demonstrates awareness of standards of record keeping
  • Able to maintain intense concentration in all aspects of patient management
  • Able to manage emotional consequences and sensitivity in working with patients with a range of communication disorders


  • Evidence of working in a multi-disciplinary team



  • oDemonstrates knowledge of the principles of clinical governance/audit
  • oDemonstrates a high standard of record keeping
  • oHas good auditory and perceptual skills
  • oDemonstrates well established knowledge of specialist SLT assessment tools relevant to the client group.



  • Ability to work county wide
  • Hold a valid driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Amersham/ Wycombe/ Aylesbury

Whielden Street



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