Children's Speech and Language Therapist

The closing date is 13th Mar 2024

Job summary

We are a supportive and friendly Paediatric Integrated Therapy Service looking for a band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join our team. This post would be suitable for a newly qualified SLT or someone with experience who is looking for a new challenge.

The Children's Therapy service in the North of Hampshire is based over two sites, Aldershot Centre for Health and Adelphi House in Basingstoke. The service is delivered within clinics, homes, nurseries, mainstream and special schools.

The role will be spread across mainstream schools and community early years with the scope to be involved in other clinical areas if needed. The successful candidate will have an allocated caseload of named schools and pre-schools as well as providing support to children and their families in clinic. You will also have opportunity to help shape our service and implement different ways of working.

We value our staff highly and offer full induction, clinical supervision and appraisal, CPD opportunities and professional, clinical, managerial and peer support. Would you like to be part of a large, dynamic, integrated children's therapy service? Then come and join us!

Main duties, tasks & skills required

  • To be an autonomous practitioner, professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of your work including the assessment, diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and discharge of children on a designated caseload.
  • To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the children under your management, adhering to professional standards.
  • To ensure that all children are enabled to communicate to the best of their ability within developmental parameters.
  • To enable others (e.g. parents/carers, preschool/school staff) to deliver effective therapy support by offering observation, explanation and demonstration. Identify barriers to understanding and use persuasion, negotiation and teaching skills to gain consent and cooperation.
  • To advise preschools/schools and other agencies on staff training needs to ensure that all staff are competent to implement therapy treatment plans.
  • To contribute to the production and delivery of training to preschool/school staff and other agencies.
  • To ensure that all those involved in a child's care are kept fully informed through the provision of timely reports.
  • To manage conflict, challenging conversations and potentially stressful, upsetting or emotional situations in an empathetic manner.
  • To follow Trust infection control procedures
  • To comply with Trust clinical governance requirements
  • To work with the Trust to manage demands placed on the service

About us

At Solent, our teams mirror the communities we serve. The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan fosters authenticity, ensuring every Solent NHS Trust member feels visible, validated, and valued.

The Annual Staff survey positions us among top-performing Community and Mental Health trusts in 3 of 9 themes:

  • Compassion and inclusivity
  • Each voice matters
  • Staff Engagement

Our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging fosters a strong sense of uniqueness, celebrated among colleagues, contributing to excellent patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, offering an informal chat for those uncertain about job fit. Our revamped recruitment process prioritizes inclusivity, aligned with Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interviews.

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Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification



Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent
A valid up to date RCSLT registration
A valid up to date HCPC Licence to Practice 


Evidence of post graduate study or equivalent experience



Experience of a range of paediatric speech and language disorders and delay

Experience of receiving clinical supervision


Experience of working in a changing environment

Experience of integrated working in multi-disciplinary teams

Training and presentation experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Claire Brunton 


Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 


Band 5 


£28407.00  to £34581.00 Yearly



Working pattern

Full-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number


Job locations

Aldershot Centre for Health 
Hospital Hill 
GU11 1AY 

Adelphi House 
49 Church Square 
RG21 7SN 


This vacancy is closed to applications.