Specialist AAC / Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Band 6

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Specialist AAC clinician (OT, PT, RE)
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Bristol Centre for Enablement
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
22/01/2018 23:59

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Band 6 - Specialist AAC / Occupational Therapist/ Physiotherapist/Rehab Engineer based in Bristol £26,565 to £35,557

The Bristol Communication Aid Service (BCAS) are looking for a suitably qualified Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Rehab Engineer to join the team as a specialist Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) clinician.  BCAS holds the NHS England contract for the South West to deliver highly specialist ACC assessments for both children and adults. The role will allow the successful candidate to work alongside experienced therapists to develop their competencies in the area of AAC. The role is based at The Bristol Centre for Enablement in Patchway on the outskirts of Bristol with excellent motorway links for easy access.  This is a band 6 post and so has a salary range of 26,65 to £35, 557 depending on experience.

This role will offer the successful candidate the opportunity:

  • To develop skills in the area of AAC
  • To work in a collaborative MDT Team
  • To work in a health care setting that is being invested in by NHS England
  • To have relevant Continuing Professional Development

This post offers the opportunity to further develop your clinical skills within one of the UK's largest NHS Trusts (£550m turnover and 7000+ staff).

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and a rich history.

As an AAC practitioner within BCAS, you will hold your own caseload of clients with the following key duties:

  • To work within the BCAS MDT to deliver high quality AAC appointments to clients (children and adults)living in the South West area
  • To mount AAC devices to clients wheelchair
  • To assess and implement strategies for access to an AAC device
  • To work with local teams and professions to implement AAC strategies for clients on your caseload
  • To deliver training relating to AAC throughout the South West


The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of working with children or adults with sever speech, language, physical, sensory, and cognitive difficulties
  • Have an interest in the role that technology can play in assisting in daily life and preferably experience of working in the field of AAC
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a full driving license to meet the travelling demands of the role


Closing date: 22/01/2018 – Apply now! Or contact or via the telephone on  0117 3403069 if you have further questions regarding the role.


Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are unable to reply to unsuccessful applications. However, we will give full feedback to all candidates who are interviewed.

Key words: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Aids, Assistive Technology, Rehab Engineer, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist

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