Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

Location:       Bridgwater, Somerset

Job Type:      Permanent

Salary:          £24,000 to £26,000 depending on experience

Hours:           37.5hrs Monday – Friday

Closing date:     3 March 2017

Interview date:  20 March 2017

We are seeking to appoint a Speech and Language Therapist, with at least two years’ experience, to work in our South West Centre.  It is essential for the successful candidate to have experience working with children with a range of diagnoses including ASD, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and genetic conditions.  This role requires experience using a range of interventions and strategies to support complex communication needs including alternative means of communication eg PODD, LAMP, PECS, signing.

The Speech and Language Therapist will be working alongside physiotherapists and educational therapists to deliver joint assessments and treatments.  Our therapists work in conjunction with families who spend two days at the centre during an initial assessment and one day for each reassessment.  Therapy and intervention programmes are devised and taught to the parents with resources and equipment provided.

This is a new role at our Bridgwater centre, so there is scope for development and expansion of the service as well as professional development opportunities.

Our centre is well equipped with four purpose built therapy rooms, a hydrotherapy pool and a sensory room.

To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter, including your salary expectations to the HR department jobs@brainwave.org.uk or for an informal chat, please phone 01278 429089 and speak to Carl Puzey, Head of Therapy.