Highly Specialist/Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent
£29,946 – £35,231
11 Feb 2019
11 Mar 2019
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Job title: Highly Specialist/Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Location: Church Lawton School

Contract: Permanent, Full Time 37 Hours (Term Time - 45.8 working weeks)      

Start Date: September 2019           

Salary:  FTE £34,000 – £40,000 (Pro Rata Actual Salary: £29,946 – £35,231 (NAS Grade 5, SP 1-8)

Job reference: NASAT – SALT

Exciting New Opportunity to become a part of the UK’s Leading Charity for people with Autism!

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 becoming a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at Church Lawton School you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.

Who we are looking for

We are a forward thinking Autism Specific Specialist Free School seeking a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to work with our Transdisciplinary Team to support our students within the school.

Supported by the National Autistic Society Academies Trust, we cater for up to 60 young people aged 4-19 with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. As a part of the NAS Academies Trust, we are developing significant professional and working partnerships with the already established Independent NAS schools drawing on knowledge and expertise through professional working relationships to ensure best practise is shared.

You would become part of an existing dedicated team of therapists who strive to deliver best practice at all times. You will be responsible for evaluating children’s abilities, presenting findings in reports and setting collaborative goals with those that support the student. You role would also include opportunities to deliver training, support environmental modifications as well as direct group and individual therapy sessions. You will be expected to work autonomously and be confident in representing Speech & Language Therapy within annual reviews, team meetings etc. along with ensuring effective service delivery and facilitating positive outcomes for our students

You must hold a recognised Speech & Language Therapy qualification and be registered with the HCPC. 


  • You will have at least five years experience of working with autistic children and young people.
  • You will ideally have relevant post graduate training along with experience of working within a school environment and working with individuals with autism.
  • You will be a member of RCSLT.

Being a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist requires enthusiasm, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.

We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.

Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to help further your career.  In addition, we can offer you Clinical supervision and peer support within the NAS along with a designated therapy room and resources.

You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. 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.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please visit https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/nas/displayjob.aspx?jobid=3577 to complete the online application form.  Applications must be completed in full. Only complete applications will be considered. Should you experience any issues with the electronic application form, please contact the school. CVs will not be accepted under any circumstances.

For more information about this job or to register for the school visit prior to application, please contact Stacy Booth, stacy.booth@naschurchlawton.cheshire.sch.uk  

School Visit: Monday, 4th March 2019

Closing date: Monday, 11th March 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 2nd/ Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. We will not be accepting applications from previous applicants on this occasion.

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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