Specialist Speech & Language Therapist / Band 6

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P12192
  • Date Posted: 8 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Swalcliffe Park School
  • Location: Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £34,581 to £42,618
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Benefits
  • Sector: Education, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire. Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

If you are a Speech & Language Therapist who is passionate about supporting and advocating for neurodivergent children and young people, and have experience of working within an educational setting, we would love to hear from you.

We would welcome applications from experienced Band 5s who would like to specialise and develop their careers supporting and advocating for neurodivergent young people, as well as experienced Band 6 Specialist Speech & Language Therapists who would like to join a school and team where you can truly make a difference to the quality of life of neurodivergent young people. 


SALARY: £34,581 - £42,618 per annum (up to Band 6 – Pay Award Pending for 2024-2025) + Benefits         

LOCATION: Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire           

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent, Term Time plus 13 weeks’ paid holiday



Swalcliffe Park School is a non-maintained charitable incorporated organisation specialising in day and residential education and care for autistic young people (aged 10-19 years old). We currently have 74 students on role and have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for both Education (2019) and Residential care (2022, 2023 & 2024). The school also has Advanced Level Autism Accreditation and an Enhanced Practitioner Commendation.

Our team of Speech and Language Therapists have a passion for delivering innovative, personalised, and neuro-affirming care to our students. The therapy team is embedded throughout the school, both in education and in the residential setting and specialises in empowering our students to develop their strengths, interests, and abilities. Through the use of neuro-affirmative approaches including encouraging all forms and styles of communication we are able to support our students to develop meaningful and functional ways to communicate their needs, share their interests, develop friendships and self-advocate.

Our team is friendly, supportive and strive together to ensure that we deliver the best possible care for our students with dedicated time for team meetings, peer supervision and CPD. 



As a Specialist Speech & Language Therapist you will:

  • Be responsible for a specialised caseload of varying complexity
  • Prioritise, plan and deliver individualised and person-centred neuro-affirmative support to students.  Support many be conducted through a variety of means such as 1:1 intervention, programmes, group work, class-based support or community based functional activities
  • Identify, implement, and analyse a range of formal and informal assessments to determine the strengths and needs of the student(s) and provide comprehensive feedback
  • Review, outcome and update the therapy management plan in conjunction with the student, family and others supporting them
  • Have opportunity for joint teaching of lessons
  • Contribute to identifying, maintaining and advising around environmental adaptations and reasonable adjustments
  • Work one evening a week supporting the residential staff



The Specialist Speech & Language Therapist will have:

  • Recognised Degree in Speech & Language Therapy
  • Registered member of HCPC
  • Registered member of RCSLT
  • Experience working within an educational setting
  • Good knowledge of Autism and the neurodiversity paradigm
  • Using and analysing a range of assessment tools
  • Delivering individualised or small group interventions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – effective in a variety of settings and range of people
  • Effective negotiating, problem solving skills to gain commitment, confidence, and compliance
  • Demonstrating an excellent person-centred approach
  • Proficient time management skills including balancing clinical and non-clinical responsibilities
  • Professional levels of literacy and numeracy for report writing and recording
  • Proficient IT skills in database, word processing, PowerPoint, and email. SPS uses Microsoft Office applications


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.  We are an equal opportunities employer.





To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details.


This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of Swalcliffe Park School