Speech and Language Therapist

  • National Autistic Society
  • Acton, London, UK
  • 12 Mar, 2024
Adult Children's centres

Job Description

Speech and Language Therapist


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
  • 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
  • Access to the Headspace App

We are passionate about supporting autistic people into work, and particularly welcome applications from autistic people. We help autistic people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our staff and volunteers. We particularly encourage applications from people from all minority groups, who are currently under-represented in our workforce. Together, we can create a society that works for autistic people. 

Who we are looking for:

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and committed Speech and Language Therapist to work closely with our trans-disciplinary team (Occupational Therapist, Behaviour Specialists and Specialist Teaching Staff). Experience of working with a variety of children with a diagnosis of ASC is desirable.  The Clinal Lead for SaLT from within the NAS will provide regular clinical support and professional development.

We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people. Being a Speech and Language Therapist takes bravery, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.

You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. You might not have lots of experience yet, but 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.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Training teaching and support staff
  • Providing direct and indirect therapeutic input to both school and residential settings
  • Having a working knowledge of a variety of relevant teaching/therapy approaches.

You must be RCSLT and HPC registered.

Flexible start date.

For further information please read the Job Description.

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.

You can view the Safeguarding Children Policy. 

Information about our Policy and Procedure on employing Ex-offenders can be found here

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Start Date

Closing Date: 22nd April 2024. Interview Date: 29th April 2024

Salary Band



Full time


Greater London, South East England