Location: Doucecroft School, Eight Ash green CO63QL.

Salary: Salary dependant on experience: 

Agenda for Change band 2:

https://www.nhsemployers.org/-/media/Employers/Documents/Pay-and-reward/NHS-TCS-2018-Pay-scales-poster-2018-19.pdf 

Full-time Speech and Language Therapy Assistant. 35 hours per week, term time only.

Job ref: D175 

Your main duties will include:

You will work with children and young adults who have a diagnosis of autism and possibly a co-existing mental health problem or learning difficulty. 

Day-to-day duties will include:

  • Working with the therapist.
  • Working with clients on a one-to-one basis.
  • Group work and activities.
  • Preparing therapy rooms and equipment.    

 You will need:

  • A caring and understanding approach
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to explain interventions or strategies people with autism and/or their carers.
  • Empathy and the ability to gain the trust and confidence of people with autism.
  • The ability to work under the supervision of the Speech and Language Therapist, as part of a team and also autonomously.
  • Organisational skills. 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 4 or 5 GCSEs (A* to C)
  • Voluntary or paid experience of working with children with Autism, mental health, or learning difficulties. 

Experience of communicative strategies and working alongside a Speech and Language Therapist would be desirable. 

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.

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. 

Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme

In the first instance please send your CV to [email protected] or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 913785. 

Closing date for applications 1st March 2019 

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.

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