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Senior Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

South West England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Community, Paediatric
Start Date:
The Brainwave Centre Ltd
Job Ref:

Salary: from £34,000 - £37,000 pro-rata dependent on experience (based on FTE 37.5 hour working week)
Location: Brainwave South West Centre, Marsh Lane, Bridgwater, TA66LQ
Job Type/hours: 22.5 hours per week
Required: HCPC and RCSLT registration is essential.
Closing Date: The closing date remains flexible, subject to us finding a suitable candidate.

It is an exciting time to be joining Brainwave, as we head towards celebrating our 40th year of providing life-changing therapies for disabled children and their families. This could be anything from a child walking or feeding themselves, to counting or forming sentences.

We are an innovative and creative national charity and during the pandemic developed Brainwave Online - so that we could continue providing support, whilst we had to temporarily suspend our face-to-service.

Our multi-disciplinary therapy team predominantly work with children from birth to 12 years who have a range of conditions and diagnoses including:

• Cerebral Palsy
• Developmental Delay
• Autism
• Brain Injury
• Down’s syndrome
• Other genetic conditions, and children with no formal diagnosis.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist to lead our team. The successful candidate will have line management experience and of using a range of interventions and strategies to support complex communication needs of children with learning disabilities and profound and multiple learning disabilities. Formal training or relevant experience of using Parent Child Interaction approaches, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) methods (Switches, PECS, Eye Gaze, Makaton signing etc.) and knowledge of Dysphagia assessment and treatment and Sensory Integration approach is desirable.

Please see for full details and job description, or please contact:

North West Centre Manager, Nadia Slaouti


Clinical Lead, Paula Maestri


Human Resources Advisor, Alexis Hawkes
T: 01278 429089

‘This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
The Brainwave Centre Ltd
Tel: 01376 505290
Contact: The Brainwave Centre Ltd

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