D205 Speech & Language Therapist at Autism School

Doucecroft School, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC0-18S Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: £20,000 - £40,000
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/01/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: 20 January 2021 Shortlisting Starts:  16/01/2021

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D205 - Speech & Language Therapist at Autism School

Location: Doucecroft School, Colchester

Salary: £24,000 - £34,000 dependent on experience

Hours: 35 hours per week, plus training days

Job ref: D205

As part of the Speech and Language Team you will provide speech and language therapy input to the pupils within Autism Anglia's Children's Services based at Doucecroft School, a converted estate in a beautiful setting in Eight Ash Green, Colchester. This post could be suitable for a newly qualified therapist.

Your main duties will include:

  • Assessing new pupils' and reviewing existing pupils' communication needs within the school
  • Developing communication targets for your allocated pupils (in collaboration with teaching and care staff) and regularly monitoring and reviewing these targets
  • Delivering individual and group therapy, where required
  • Delivering training to the wider professional team to develop their skills in effective communication with individuals who have autism

Our ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • A recognised qualification in Speech and Language Therapy - essential
  • Experience of working with individuals who have an Autism Spectrum Condition - essential
  • Competent clinical knowledge of communication problems associated with autism - essential
  • Experience of intervention techniques such as PECS, Intensive interaction, signing, visual support systems - essential

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity. Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

In addition to this, there may be opportunities to become involved with our Diagnostic service under the tutelage of experienced clinicians.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. These posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The successful applicant will require a full driving licence.


· Pension scheme

· Death in Service Benefit

· Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts

· Refer a friend scheme

· Comprehensive Autism training package

In the first instance please send your CV torecruitment@autism-anglia.org.uk or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 577678.

Closing date for applications: 15th January 2021

If no response is received within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

Information about the School

Doucecroft School is a specialist co-educational school for children and young people with autism and additional complex needs, age 3 –19 years. Established in 1977, we are experienced and successful in meeting the needs of students with wide-ranging strengths and needs, providing a nurturing environment where students are able to thrive and grow in independence and self-esteem.

Students can benefit from our flexible boarding provision or can attend school as day students and come from across the Anglia region and the London boroughs.

Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy are provided on-site by our experienced therapy team.

Doucecroft School is part of Autism Anglia, a regional charity working with children, adults and families affected by Autism.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Marisa Brennan
Abbotts Lane
Eight Ash Green, Colchester
Essex, CO6 3QL
Telephone: 01206 771234
Email: recruitment@autism-anglia.org.uk

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