Speech and Language Therapist

Greater London, South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Community, Other specialist area
Start Date:
National Autistic Society
Job Ref:

Location: Sybil Elgar School, Havelock Road, Southall
Salary: £25,220- £28,537 per annum plus location allowance of £1515 per annum (These figures are pro-rata based on 9 weeks holidays)
Hours: Mon – Fri (37hours pw)
Contract: Term-Time, Permanent

Who we are:

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws. We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum.

With your help, we can make it happen.

What we can offer you:

• Pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave
• Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences
• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan)
• Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme

Who we are looking for:

• Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree/Diploma
• Health and Care Professionals Council Registration
• Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
• Good knowledge of relevant AAC

Does it sound like you? If the answer is YES! Then we would like to hear from you.

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Where you will be working:

Sybil Elgar School

Main Job Responsibilities:

• To be responsible for the assessment, development and implementation of specialist Speech and Language Therapy provision, to a caseload of pupils who have a diagnosis of ASD.
• To write reports, programmes and Communication Profiles reflecting specialist knowledge for Annual Reviews and as required.
• To demonstrate clinical effectiveness by use of evidence-based practice and outcome measures.
• To adapt practice to meet individual pupil’s circumstances, including due regard for cultural and linguistic differences.
• To be responsible for managing own time appropriately and prioritise tasks accordingly in order to carry out clinically related administrative duties, relevant to the caseload and operation of the department.
• To provide advice to others regarding the management and care of pupils with language and communication difficulties relating to ASD
• To demonstrate skills in negotiating and dealing with complex issues to generate appropriate strategies for caseload management.
• To contribute and review each pupils IEP’s and be involved in target setting.
• To work as part of a trans-disciplinary team (TDT) to provide a holistic service.
• To liaise with education staff, care staff, families/carers and other external agencies as relevant, agreeing decision making effective to each pupil’s needs.
• To be fully involved in working in the wider school team to meet the needs of the whole school as a holistic service.

How to apply:

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When providing a supporting statement, please refer to the job description and person specification and include any information that shows your suitability for the role.

For more information about this job please contact prince.onwuka@nas.org.uk

Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism.

The National Autistic Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 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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