Specialist / Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

  • National Autistic Society
  • 09 May, 2023
Permanent Education

Job Description

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 working as a Speech & Language Therapist at Radlett Lodge School, you’ll help make every day breakthroughs happen!

Who we are looking for

Radlett Lodge School is a forward thinking, NAS Independent School, for autistic pupils, many of whom have associated complex communication needs. Therapeutic services are embedded across our school day and curriculum, designed to promote the highest level of educational experiences to ensure the best outcomes for every pupil.

If you are committed to planning and delivering high quality small group and individual therapy, are enthusiastic about improving the lives of autistic people, and have excellent communication skills, then this could be the role for you.

We are seeking two Speech & Language Therapists- grade according to experience- to work with our warm and welcoming clinical team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a trans-disciplinary model, alongside Teachers, Occupational Therapist, Positive Behaviour Support Team, Learning Support Assistants and our Residential Care Team.

In collaboration with other professionals across the school and residential setting, you will provide specialist assessment and interventions for our children and young people. Assessment and intervention across the school utilises the SCERTS approach. The desired candidate will have knowledge of a range of AAC systems and intervention approaches.

Your role will include providing direct therapy to promote each young person’s development and support their access to education. Therapy sessions are most frequently delivered within the classroom environment in order to support collaboration with teachers and promote generalisation of skills. Collaborative planning and delivery of sessions with teachers is encouraged. In addition to this, you will deliver staff and parent training, support environmental modifications across the school, and represent Speech & Language Therapy within annual reviews and team meetings. 

We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people. You must hold a recognised speech and language therapy qualification and be registered with the HCPC.

Along with a host of benefits – from a 24-hour employee assistance programme to season ticket loans and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to help further your career.

How to apply:

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.

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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 laura.robinson@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. Please click here to view the safeguarding policy.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

This role will be subjected to an enhanced DBS check

Job Start Date

June 2023

Salary Band



Full time


South East England