Location: East of England

Salary: £37,000 per annum pro rata

Hours: 14 hours per week - Part time - Maternity cover

Job ref: HO39

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within an innovative and forward-thinking Wellbeing and Independence Team of a well-established regional charity. Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

As a member of the Wellbeing and Independence Team for Autism Anglia’s Adult Services you will provide speech and language therapy for adults with autism across the organisation.

Newly qualified practitioners with relevant experience will be considered for this post.

Your main duties will include:

  • Assessing and reviewing the individual communication needs of the people we support within Adult Services
  • Delivering individual and group therapy where required
  • Delivering training to the wider team to develop their skills in effective communication with individuals who have autism

Essential:

  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Membership of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Desirable

  • Dysphagia training

Experience:

  • Experience of working with individuals who have autism and/or a learning disability
  • Competent clinical knowledge of communication needs associated with autism
  • Experience of intervention techniques such as Picture Exchange Communication System, intensive interaction, and Total Communication approaches.

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving license.

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

  • Fully paid induction programme
  • Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications;
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Casual dress code
  • Free on-site parking at most sites
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Additional holiday based on length of service
  • 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)
  • Pension scheme 

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.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. For all enhanced DBS roles, we are permitted to seek access to spent convictions under The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Exceptions Order 1975 (as amended 2013).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.

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

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If you would like further information, please contact Paul Usher (Wellbeing and Independence Team) [email protected]

Closing date: 16th June 2022

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