Speech and Language Therapist

  • National Autistic Society
  • National Autistic Society - Radlett Lodge School, Harper Lane, Radlett, UK
  • 31 May, 2022
Permanent Education Mainstream and specialist schools Paediatric

Job Description

Salary: £38,114 (Band 6 equivalent) & Inner Fringe £686.40

Closing date: 30th June 2022

Interviews (w/c): TBC

Hours: Mon – Fri (37hours pw)

Contract: Term-Time, (pro rata’d to include the equivalent of 9 weeks holiday) Permanent

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:

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 a Specialist Speech & Language Therapist or Speech and Language Therapist (dependent on experience), to work with our Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, as part of our warm and welcoming therapy 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.  

The NAS 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. 

Satisfactory references will be obtained prior to interview. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Kate Weeden (Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist) or Pauline Armitage (HR Coordinator) on 01923 854922 or email radlett.lodgeHR@nas.org.uk

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Job Summary:

Where you will be working:

Radlett Lodge School

Main Job Responsibilities:

  • To provide speech and language services to children and young people attending the school and residential service.
  • To work as part of a transdisciplinary team which aims to provide a communication focused approach to enable children and young adults with autistic spectrum disorders to develop functional communication skills in relation to everyday living and learning.
  • To maintain up to date Speech and Language therapy records in line with professional standards.
  • To work collaboratively with other professionals to ensure Speech and Language Therapy is integrated into planning and support throughout the school and residential setting. 
  • To support the Highly Specialist SaLT with service development for Speech and Language Therapy provision within the school.

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 pauline.armitage@nas.org.uk      

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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.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Start Date

September 2022

Salary Band

Band 6

Hours

Full time