Speech and Language Therapist

  • The Aurora Group
  • Minehead, Somerset, UK
  • 11 May, 2023
Permanent Education Other specialist areas

Job Description

Salary: £26,595.58 - £36,410.02 (FTE £28,746.00 - £39,354.00) 

Hours: 40 hours per week – Term time only

Welcome to Foxes Academy. Foxes is an educational establishment with residential provision. We are a specialist college for young people (16-25 years) with learning disabilities, situated in the friendly seaside town of Minehead. 

Foxes is a very special place, the students work at our fully operating hotel and are integrated in the community here at Minehead.

We believe in changing lives and giving our students the skills, knowledge, and confidence to successfully shape their own future. Our aim is to equip our young adults with the life and hospitality skills to become work ready, life ready.

The Role

As our Speech and Language Therapist, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within the therapy service based at Aurora Foxes Academy. Our speech and language therapists provide a high standard of assessment and intervention to young people and provide and deliver treatment plans that work alongside the young persons EHCP.  

Key duties

  • Work within a small team, independently managing a caseload of young people with a varying degree of needs within a special education setting.

  • Undertake assessment of young people with a wide range of additional communication needs. To analyse and interpret assessment findings to recommend and deliver the best course of intervention for each young person. 

  • The setting offers a wide range of opportunities for practical and innovative direct therapy. 

  • Provide speech and language therapy interventions, as required for individuals, groups and within education, vocational and residential areas.

  • Develop, implement and review individualised speech, language and communication programmes. To enable these programmes to be delivered by others the therapist will provide accessible written guidelines and training.

  • Demonstrate sound understanding of clinical governance and clinical risk and to demonstrate the use of treatment plans with an evidence-based link.

  • Attend appropriate reviews and team meetings, promoting our culture of joint working with other disciplines and outside agencies.

  • Liaise and work with other relevant agencies or professionals to gain and share information as required, (medical professionals, therapists, dieticians etc.), to include attendance at appointments where necessary e.g. transitions.

  • To provide training to staff, carers and other professionals as and when required. 

  • Aurora Foxes provides regular training for its staff. Therapists also have regular opportunities to engage in peer supervision with Speech and Language therapists spanning the entire Aurora Group. 

Knowledge, Skills And Experience


• Registered member of RCSLT and HCPC.

• A professional Speech and Language Therapy degree or equivalent.

• To work within the RCSLT clinical guidelines and HCPC standards.


  • Previous experience of working as a Speech and Language Therapist.

  • Experience in implementing a wide range of approaches in supporting young people with learning disabilities.

  • Have experience in a wide variety of communication styles and can effectively overcome barriers to communication with students, staff, families and other professionals. 

What’s on offer?

  • Regular clinical and managerial support

  • Peer supervision within the larger SaLT team across the Aurora sites

  • Opportunity to gain qualifications, which will be funded by us!

  • Professional ongoing fees funded 

  • 10% off accommodation, hot drinks and food at Foxes Hotel

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Health cash back plan

  • Car lease scheme

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Perk box

  • Free parking

  • A unique setting in which to work with an inspiring team of professionals and clientele group 


If you are interested in this role then please apply on-line and complete our application form. For more information on this position please contact 07918 144908 / adele.richard@the-aurora-group.com  

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer

This advert could be taken down at any point in time without prior notice if the position is filled.

Job Start Date

ASAP or negotiable

Salary Band

Band 5, Band 6, Band 7


Full time