Speech & Language Therapist

  • Swalcliffe Park School
  • Oxfordshire, UK
  • 09 May, 2024

Job Description

We would welcome applications from experienced as well as newly qualified Band 5 Speech & Language Therapists who would like to join a school and team where you can truly make a difference to the quality of life of neurodivergent young people.

SALARY: £28,407 - £34,581 per annum (Band 5 Pay Award Pending) + Benefits

LOCATION: Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent, Term Time plus 13 weeks paid holiday


Swalcliffe Park School is a non-maintained charitable incorporated organisation specialising in day and residential education and care for autistic young people (aged 10-19 years old). We currently have 74 students on role and have been awarded Outstanding by Ofsted for both Education (2019) and Residential care (2024). The school also has Advanced Level Autism Accreditation and an Enhanced Practitioner Commendation.

Our team of Speech and Language Therapists have a passion for delivering innovative, personalised, and neuro-affirming care to our students. The therapy team is embedded throughout the school, both in education and in the residential setting and specialises in empowering our students to develop their strengths, interests, and abilities. Through the use of neuro-affirmative approaches including encouraging all forms and styles of communication we are able to support our students to develop meaningful and functional ways to communicate their needs, share their interests, develop friendships and self-advocate.

Our team is friendly, supportive and strive together to ensure that we deliver the best possible care for our students with dedicated time for team meetings, peer supervision and CPD.


As a Speech & Language Therapist you will:

  • Be responsible for a small caseload, with supervision to manage more complex cases

  • Plan and deliver individualised and person-centred support utilising best practice and neuro-affirming approaches

  • Plan and deliver high quality small group support; these may be due to a clinical need or as part of the school s independence curriculum

  • Assess the speech, language and communication needs of our students using a strengths-based approach

  • Have opportunity for joint teaching of lessons

  • Contribute to identifying, maintaining and advising around environmental adaptations and reasonable adjustments

  • Support the residential setting


The Speech & Language Therapist will have:

  • Recognised Degree in Speech & Language Therapy

  • Registered member of HCPC

  • Registered member of RCSLT

  • Knowledge of how to support autistic children and young people

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills effective in a variety of settings and range of people

  • Effective negotiating, problem solving skills to gain commitment, confidence, and compliance

  • Demonstrating an excellent person-centred approach

  • Proficient time management skills including balancing clinical and non-clinical responsibilities

  • Professional levels of literacy and numeracy for report writing and recording

  • Proficient IT skills in database, word processing, PowerPoint, and email. SPS uses Microsoft Office applications

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer.



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details.


This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of Swalcliffe Park School


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