Senior Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

South West England
Contract type:
Part time / Job share
NHS band:
Band 7
Specialist areas:
Community, Paediatric, Children's centres
Start Date:
Job Ref:

Salary: Senior £38,890 – £44,503 FTE dependent on experience

Brainwave South West Centre
Marsh Lane

Job Type/hours: 22.5 hours per week (3 consecutive days) (based on FTE 37.5 hour working week)

Required: HCPC and RCSLT registration is essential.

Do you share in our passion and ambition to deliver high quality, compassionate and ‘life changing’ therapies to ‘unlock’ the potential of disabled children?

Do you crave your own desk, personal space, onsite parking and free tea and coffee?

Then take a step towards Brainwave...

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist and Specialist 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.

Families attend for either a one-day initial assessment or reassessment and during that time, you will get to know them and their children well, allowing you to find out what matters to them. You will have an opportunity to talk with parents, assess and trial therapy and build a rapport with a child, which our team find both enjoyable and rewarding. Having the time to talk through the programme of activities with families is invaluable, as you can not only demonstrate and teach these but discuss the rationale behind why you have suggested them too.

It is an exciting time to be joining us, 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
●Brain Injury
●Down’s syndrome
●Other genetic conditions, and children with no formal diagnosis.

This is what Claire; a Speech and Language Therapist with Brainwave says:

‘I had fallen out of love with speech and language therapy and was on the verge of leaving the profession. Brainwave has given me back my passion for SLT and I am so pleased I applied for the post.

I truly love working here, what we do here is brilliant and I feel that I really make a difference to the lives of children and their families. Moving from the public sector to a charity has given me and my family a better quality of life. No longer do I have to drive miles each day, carry assessments around and park away from my workplace. I have my own desk where I can leave personal things like mugs on! My mug has survived 3 years now – unheard of in shared kitchens! For me, these things make such a big difference to my overall well-being, which significantly increases my enjoyment of work and the outcomes I achieve.’

Please feel free to give me a call or send me a message on social media:

Facebook: Brainwave Claire
Instagram: SLT Claire
M. 07864 606821

We would love the opportunity to show your around our Southwest Centre. If you would like to arrange a visit please contact us (details below). Full details and job description are available on our website

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role and find out what it is like to work here, please contact Dawn or Alexis, as below.

Therapy Service Delivery Manager, Dawn Chance
T: 01278 429 089 Ext: 203

Human Resources Advisor and Administration Manager, Alexis Hawkes
T: 01278 726923

To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining your suitability for the role, covering the essential criteria of the Person Specification.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Tel: 01278 726906
Contact: Brainwave

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