Hillingdon Manor is an independent specialist school for around 190 children on the autism spectrum between three and a half and nineteen years of age. Located across two sites, Hillingdon Manor School strives to provide effective, specialist education and support to pupils with an autistic spectrum condition and their families, which will allow pupils to achieve their full potential in education and life. We are in commuting distance of Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Hayes, Harrow and surrounding areas.
Options Autism is a national provider of specialist education, care and therapeutic services for children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. We provide a person centred approach to education and care, looking at the full needs of the individual and adapting our approach accordingly.
Job Summary and Duties
Working as part of a large multidisciplinary team, you will provide specialist Speech and Language Therapy input to our children and young ensuring their well-being and best interests at all times. You will be involved in the development of diverse, effective and innovative approaches to supporting and developing the functional communication skills of those with complex communication needs.
This role is offered on a fixed term (Maternity Cover), 39 weeks per year, working 38.5 hours per week.
In brief your role would involve
- Performing Speech and Language Therapy assessments of clients with diverse presentations to identify intervention needs
- developing and supporting the delivery of individualised intervention programmes or group sessions using your knowledge of evidence based practice
- Evaluating client progress, reassess and alter intervention programmes as required
- providing advice, information and training to staff, other members of the multi-disciplinary support/ clinical team, commissioners and other agencies regarding complex communication issues relevant to autism and associated conditions
In return we offer:
- Professional supervision
- Support with CPD and professional registration costs
- A network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development
- Company Pension Scheme and benefits
Key Skills Required
As a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, the following criteria is essential:
- Recognised and relevant Speech & Language Therapy degree, and HCPC registration
- Experience within our specialist client group
- Knowledge of a range of assessment tools and evidence of skilled application
- Experience of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work within a range of settings
- Knowledge of sensory differences and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)
Please apply online now or call 01895 813 679 for further information.
Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care and therefore this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.
Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.
Please also note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access either Skype or MS Teams.