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The Barnsley AT Team

The Barnsley AT Team

We are recruiting to a number of positions in our team – we are looking for Technical staff and also Speech Therapists and Therapy Assistants.   If you wish to apply, or know someone who may be interested, please see the listings on NHS jobs below.

Technical Staff: Do you have a technical background but want to work in a more rewarding role, making a real difference to the lives of individuals with disabilities? We are looking for Technicians, Field Service Engineers and Clinical Technologists to work in our nationally recognised Assistive Technology Team.

If you have a technical background and an interest in electronic Assistive Technology, we have a number of posts open, according to your skills and experience:

If you are a registered Clinical Technologist, or have a defined route for completing registration:

Therapy Staff: Are you a Speech Therapist or Therapy Assistant with a specific interest in AAC and Assistive Technology?

Find Out more about our team and the services we provide on our website.


Specialised Services for AAC and Environmental Control: An Update

There have been big changes within the Barnsley Assistive Technology Team over the past three years, we have been steadily recruiting more team members as we expand our services across the Yorkshire and Humber region as part of the staged roll-out of Specialised Services for AAC and Environmental Controls. You can read more about the history of this process on our website.

We are now almost at the end of this process. We currently cover most areas within Yorkshire and Humberside and will be accepting referrals from all CCG’s by the end of the year. Information regarding our care pathway and how we work with local services can be found on our website:

Supporting Local Services

We are keen to work with local services to support them through this transition period and beyond. We have already visited lots of teams to talk about our service and how we can work with each other to support people using AAC and Environmental controls.

We also offer a wide range of free training courses which can be delivered in your local area. Details of our curriculum are also on our website:

We are also trying to bring together local services to share and learn from each other. This includes setting up and arranging the Yorkshire and Humber AAC Clinical Excellence Network meeting which has been running for almost a year now. The group meets every four months to discuss a range of Assistive Technology issues and serves as a useful forum for networking and CPD.

Also on our website is a range of resources, including our popular ‘local services resource pack’ which details products and resources which local professionals will find useful:

NHS England have also recently published guidance about AAC provision from local and specialised services. This is a useful reference for local commissioners and managers when considering AAC provision:

We have received lots of positive feedback so far and are enjoying getting to know the professionals across the region supporting AAC and Environmental Controls. If you have any questions about our service or would like to arrange for us to visit your team, please email

To receive further updates and news from the Barnsley Assistive Technology Team, please sign up to our mailing list (we send a message or two per month).

Join our team

We are continuing the expansion of our service, to provide specialised Augmentative Communication Aid and Environmental Control services across Yorkshire and Humber.   As such we have new roles available within the team:

  • Office & Contract Manager – NHS Jobs Ref 163-2687E-10-15
  • Assistive Technology Clinical Specialist (Occupational Therapist) – NHS Jobs Ref 163-2633E-10-15
  • Therapy Assistant / Technical Instructor – this will be posted on 23rd Oct.
  • Clinical Technologist (Electronics) – this will be posted in November.

We are looking for motivated individuals with a real drive for making a difference to the lives of people with disabilities. Our team is known nationally and internationally for quality and innovation and by joining you will help us maintain this reputation and more importantly to deliver a great service within Yorkshire and Humber.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please have a look at the job descriptions (linked above) and please feel free to get in touch to discuss them further.

Work with us

We are continuing to expand our team as part of a significant service development to become the regional service delivering specialised services for Augmentative Communication Aids and Environmental Control in Yorkshire and the Humber.

As part of this expansion we are seeking new members of staff to help deliver high quality services to our clients. You must be highly motivated, a great team player and passionate about the use of assistive technology and working with people with disabilities.

This is an exciting time to be part of the team and you will be key in developing the service and maintaining its reputation for high quality provision and innovation. Our team has an excellent national and international reputation for quality, innovation and research and development and has strong links with the University of Sheffield.

Currently we are looking to recruit to the following posts:

All these jobs are open to those currently with the required specialist skills, and to those wishing to develop these skills within the role.

Closing date is 12th April 2015.