Location: Doucecroft School, Colchester

Salary: dependent on experience

Hours: 35 hours 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 to [email protected] or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 577678. 

Closing date for applications: 11th December 2020

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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