Paediatric Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

What’s special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centred environment, where you will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions, adopting a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

We value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as having an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, being an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation, and having an ‘Outstanding’ Older Adults Community Mental Health Team in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘Managers across Berkshire Healthcare promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.’

Working in a passionate team, 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 Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most

About you:

We are looking for an enthusiastic speech and language therapist, with experience and a passion for supporting children, young people and their families; 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 strong clinical skills in working with early years children. Experience of working with families from a wide variety of backgrounds and understanding of the value of integrated services is essential. In line with our commitment to impact based working you will need to demonstrate that you are committed to putting the interest of the child at the heart of your actions. You will be expected to act as an ambassador for our service and be calm and confident dealing with challenging situations, and collaborate across a multi-disciplinary team communicating with various parties to ensure that we deliver a seamless service.

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Gemma West on or email:, who’ll be delighted to help.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to a car salary sacrifice scheme (available to all permanent staff over the age of 21), support with childcare and, as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

Reference: 40884640

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