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Highly Specialist/ Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

West Midlands
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5
Specialist areas:
Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
September 2020
National Autistic Society
Job Ref:

[B]Location: Church Lawton School
Contract: Permanent, Full Time, 37 Hours (Term Time - 45.8 working weeks)
Start Date: September 2020
Salary: FTE £34,000 – £40,000 (Pro Rata Actual Salary: £29,946 – £35,231 (NAS Grade 5, SP 1-8) [/B]

We are a forward thinking Autism Specific Specialist Free School seeking an experienced Speech & Language Therapist to work as part of our multidisciplinary therapies team which, provides specialist assessment and interventions for children and young people in our schools as part of the curriculum planning and delivery. We work with the whole school team within a transdisciplinary model to help identify any barriers or enablers to learning and with the aim of achieving the best outcomes for children and young people.

Supported by the National Autistic Society Academies Trust and National Autistic Society, we cater for up to 64 students aged 4-19 with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. We were inspected in November 2017. The School was rated as Good overall, with outstanding in personal development, behaviour and welfare. The school was also Autism Accredited in January 2019. Our aim is to transform lives by preparing autistic students for life, further education and employment.

Church Lawton School is just one of many NAS independent and free schools providing specialist education for children and young people with autism spectrum disorders. Therapeutic and psychological services are embedded within our schools with aim to deliver the highest level of education and experiences to ensure the best life chances become a sustainable reality for every young person (on an individual needs led basis). Professional supervision will be provided, as well as opportunities for peer support and participation within a NAS CPD programme designed for clinical staff. There will also be the opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills through participation in school team and wider NAS continuing professional development programmes.

You role would also include opportunities to deliver training, support environmental modifications as well as direct group and individual therapy sessions. You will be expected to work autonomously and be confident in representing Speech & Language Therapy within annual reviews and team meetings, along with ensuring effective service delivery and facilitating positive outcomes for our students

• You will have at least five years experience of working with students with autism.
• You will have relevant post graduate training along with experience of working within a school environment.
• You will be a member of RCSLT and HCPC reg.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please visit to complete our online application form. Applications must be completed in full. Only complete applications will be considered. Should you experience any issues with the electronic application form, please contact the school. CVs will not be accepted under any circumstances.

For more information about this job, please contact Stacy Booth,

Closing date: Friday, 27th March 2020
Interview date: Thursday, 23rd April 2020

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
National Autistic Society
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Contact: Ruth Burtonwood

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