Location: Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green

Salary: £32,306 - £40,057 based on 52 week (pro-rata if working 42 weeks)

Hours: Options available: Part Time 21 hours (flexible) or Full Time 35 hours per week.

Pro rata if working reduced weeks.

Job ref: HO34

Autism Anglia are excited to announce the expansion of our Colchester-based gold standard diagnostic service to widen our multidisciplinary team due to increased demand from private clients and new NHS partnerships. We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time or part-time Speech and Language Therapist with autism diagnosis experience using ADOS/and or ADI-R tools to join our established diagnostics team, delivering within the wider context of Autism Anglia’s mission “Working together to put the needs of autistic people at the centre of everything we do”.

The role benefits from Autism Anglia funding of ADOS/ADI-R training if necessary, opportunities for flexible and remote working, and an excellent supervision policy offering further professional development.

As part of the friendly and supportive Multi-Disciplinary Team (Speech and Language Therapists and Clinical Psychologists), you will provide autism diagnostic assessments based at Doucecroft School, a converted estate in a beautiful setting in Eight Ash Green, Colchester.

This post would be suited to an experienced Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist, specialising within the autism field, who wants to be part of a child and adult service that has been evaluated by partners as having an excellent diagnostic approach adhering to NICE guidelines.

Your main duties will include:

  • To be a key member of Autism Anglia’s Multi-Disciplinary Diagnostic Service.
  • As part of Autism Anglia Diagnostic Service, offer gold standard assessment to children and adults (using ADOS and ADI-R diagnostic tools), report writing and recommendations.
  • Support the further development of our post-diagnostic service.
  • To manage own work-load, activities and prioritise flexibly in accordance with organisational and locality priorities as agreed with the Diagnostic Manager and in accordance with their own identified continuing professional development needs.
  • To advise on and contribute to service developments as agreed with the Diagnostic Manager, and in consultation with other professional team members.
  • To work autonomously within HCPC guidelines, exercising their own professional judgement in collaboration with Autism Anglia’s organisational and locality priorities.
  • To inform person-centred intervention, consultation, and training within the Charity based on assessment and evidence-based recommendations.



  • A recognised qualification in Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists registration
  • Experience of working with individuals who have an Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Competent clinical knowledge of communication problems associated with autism
  • Experience of using gold standard assessment tools of either ADOS and/or ADI-R for assessment of autism. Autism Anglia will fund ADOS/ADI-R training where necessary
  • Experience working with staff, families and individuals


  • Training in supervision
  • Experience of working in partnership with other agencies including education, health and social care and the voluntary sector
  • A full driving licence

 Working for us gives you access to a range of perks and benefits:

  • Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications;
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub, which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Pension scheme

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

When you receive your DBS certificate you are required to register it with the DBS Updating Service https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service which will ensure that the status of your certificate can be checked at any point, without the need for going through the application / disclosure of documentary evidence again.

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working, or reasonable adjustments to support them.

 In the first instance please send your application form to [email protected]  

If no response is received within 3 weeks of submitting a full application form, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

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