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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Introduction

As a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist you would be joining our dynamic Children's Speech and Language Therapy team as a speech sound disorder specialist.

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service is based at St Martins Hospital working within a range of health and education settings across Bath and North East Somerset.

This role is working across both the clinic and communities team, and the schools service. You would be providing support to children and young people and their families across the local area and providing specialist advice and support to the team on speech sound disorders.

You would be working as part of a friendly and supportive team who meet regularly and offer a broad range of experience and expertise. We have a robust supervision structure to ensure every therapist can meet their full potential and achieve their learning goals. As a team we are committed to providing a high quality service with children and young people at the heart of our service delivery.

It is essential for candidates to be able to travel around the local area in order to deliver services. Candidates are also required to have a recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent, alongside registration with the Health Professions Council and be a member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Main Responsibility

Working collaboratively with colleagues across health and education service, you will be responsible for:

  • Assessment and differential diagnosis of a child’s speech, language, and communication needs
  • Working directly with children and young people with a wide range of speech, language, and communication difficulties
  • Providing advice regarding the management and care of children with speech, language, and communication difficulties including training for families and professionals
  • Communication about complex condition related information from assessment to clients, carers, families, and members of the multi-disciplinary team/other professions
  • Ensuring patients and their parents/carers are involved in the planning and prioritisation of their care
  • Demonstrating clinical effectiveness by use of evidence-based practice and outcome measures
  • Managing and prioritising complex caseloads
  • Delivering our high service standards, sharing best practice, and actively improving the way we work to ensure Service Users and their families receive the best care possible.

This post demands excellent communication and organisational skills. There will be opportunities for you to devise and deliver training and to provide specialist support and advice to parents/carers and the wider children’s workforce.

We offer a supportive and friendly environment with opportunities for continued professional development. Mentoring and supervision structures are in place and there is regular contact with the larger team. The successful applicants will be given a full induction programme.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be a qualified Speech and Language Therapist who has strong communication and organisation skills, and a flexible approach to ensure you deliver positive experiences to children and young people and their families.

You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel.

To find out more information about our current vacancies and career opportunities, please contact Stuart Cook or Sally Oakley on 0300 2470055 (Phone lines open 9am - 4.30pm, Mon-Fri) or /

Package Description

You will feel valued as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist​ with HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:

  • £35,392 -  £42,618 and Agenda for Change terms and conditions – including an NHS pension
  • Free tea, coffee and milk at your base location
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ring fenced innovation funding each year 
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 

Established in 2006 we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.


While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 


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