Highly Specialist/Specialist Speech & Language Therapist
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, SP1-8)
Grade: NAS Grade 5 (equivalent to NHS Band 7)
Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team. A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at Church Lawton School you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.
Who we are looking for
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.
What we can offer you
-Excellent induction, training and development programme
-Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching
-24 hour access to online training
-Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
-Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
-Designated therapy room and resources
-Clinical supervision and peer support within the NAS.
-Free staff parking
You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. If you share our Values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.
Should you experience any issues with the electronic application form, please contact the school. CVs will not be accepted under any circumstances.
Closing date: Monday, 20th April 2020 at 12.00 Noon
Interview date: To be Arranged
Unfortunately, we cannot respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. We will not be accepting applications from previous applicants on this occasion.
The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.
We are an equal opportunities employer.
NASAT Church Lawton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.