Speech and Language Therapist - Dilston College

Role: Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist


Hours: Full or Part-time options available


Location: Dilston College


Salary/Benefits: Generous package available up to £40,000 pro rata'd depending on the level of experience.


Are you a passionate and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) who is looking to join our multidisciplinary team?


This is a unique post where you will deliver an SLT service and provide support to individuals with a range of Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), often accompanied by complex needs and challenging behaviours.


This an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team to support the change and reinvigoration of Southlands School. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to work along site the onsite clinical team and be part of the new leadership team, which has a clear vision for growth and positive change.


Cambian Dilston College is an independent specialist provider of further education in North East England, offering day and up to 52-week residential placements for young people with a learning disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and complex needs.


Why join us?


Along with a competitive salary and benefits package, we also offer excellent training and development opportunities to include: full induction training, excellent clinical supervision, CPD and developmental opportunities for clinical and non-clinical duties. You will receive full support from our onsite multidisciplinary team and join in routine service meetings with companywide Speech and Language Therapists.


Job Role


As a Speech and Language Therapist, you will work with a range of individuals to maximise their potential and to enable them to enjoy the best possible quality of life. As an SLT, you will be independently working with individuals to assess communication needs in a range of environments,implement approaches to support communication based on the outcome of individual’s assessments and provide functional targets and recommendations to aid day-to-day communicative success. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and support the implementation of the therapeutic approach across the environment.


You will respond to referrals and be responsible for ensuring an inclusive communication environment is maintained, audits are completed and the RCSLT 5 good communication standards are utilised. A key aspect of your role will be to work effectively as part of the companywide SLT team and contribute to service development.


About You


The successful candidate for this role will have a degree or a postgraduate diploma in Speech and Language Therapy (or equivalent) and be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will have experience working with individuals that have Learning Disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders and preferably have worked with AAC approaches.


In return we offer:


  • Full support from a multidisciplinary team
  • Clinical supervision
  • Developmental opportunities
  • Research opportunities & support
  • Internal/external training on new initiatives
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (with increments for the length of service included) - Pro Rata


We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic, resilient and forward thinking Speech and Language Therapist to join our team. You will be someone with a genuine desire to help others.



Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.


All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.


Cambian is an equal opportunities employer


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the children and young people that we support.


It is a now a legal requirement that all frontline staff who work in our sites which are regulated by CQC, are willing to be vaccinated against Covid 19 and will be fully vaccinated before commencing employment on or before 11th November 2021.


If you have a legitimate medical exemption, you will need to provide the appropriate documentation to support this, prior to attending an interview.

COVID19 safety is important to us all. We support our staff and the children and young people we care for by wearing the correct PPE, which may include Surgical Masks, aprons and gloves at the required times.


We have an in-house Covid team who ensure that all of our services have sufficient stocks of PPE at all times. All care and support is carried out following the latest Government guidance and updated as necessary.




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About Cambian


We are one of the UK's largest providers of specialist education and behavioural health services for children. We care for almost 2,000 children and young people from over 200 locations across the UK, and employ more than 4,000 committed, caring people.