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Speech and Language Therapist

South East England
Contract type:
Full time, Part time / Job share
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6
Specialist areas:
Education, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
Prior's Court Foundation
Job Ref:

Speech and Language Therapist
Band 5 /6 (dependent on experience)
Full or part time hours considered
Location: Berkshire

Prior’s Court is dedicated to bringing the highest level of expertise to support and improve life chances for people with severe autism.

We have an exciting opportunity for a new Speech and Language Therapist to join our Speech and Language Therapy Team. You will work as part of a wider multidisciplinary team (including Occupational Therapists, Psychology Assistants and School Nurses) to support the communication needs of our young people (Ages 5-25.)

We offer:
•Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Speech and Language Therapists, wider therapy team, education and residential staff who all work together to help Young People make progress and meet their potential.
•Opportunities to explore and develop your skills working with Young People across the age range of 5 -25.
•Use of the Wave model (Specialist, Targeted, Universal) of intervention to deliver a wide range of therapy approaches to develop expressive, receptive and social communication skills.
•Access to regular supervision, both peer led and with the clinical lead.
•Commitment to offering CPD opportunities that will impact on the Young people’s ability to make progress. This includes taking part in a comprehensive induction and opportunities to attend both internal and external trainings appropriate to your role.
•The amazing opportunity to attend TEACCH training run alongside trainers from Division TEACCH in North Carolina and the opportunity to develop your TEACCH skills to practitioner level.
•33 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays)

The ideal candidate will have:
•Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning.
•Key interest in and passion for working with individuals with Autism, Learning difficulties and complex communication needs
•Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
•The ability to build good working relationships with the Young People, education and residential staff and families.
•Experience or knowledge of PECS, TEACCH, AAC and Intensive Interaction is desirable.
•Experience of working with young people (children and/or young adults), the ability to manage groups of young people and cope with challenging behaviour are desirable for the role.

For an informal discussion or questions regarding the role please contact Louise Kinton (Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist on or on 01635 247202

All positions in the school are subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check and references.
Prior's Court is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Prior's Court Foundation
Tel: 01635 247202 extn 28
Contact: Deirdre Prentice

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