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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Title: Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Wandsworth
Salary: £21 per hour
Contact Name: Emma Fisher
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

4Recruitment Services are seeking to recruit a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to support our client based in Wandsworth. This position is part time, 18 hours per week and will be a minimum of 3 months with possibility to extend.

The post holder will be supporting students aged 16 – 25 years who have a range of learning and communication difficulties associated with Learning Disabilities, Specific Learning difficulties (e.g. Dyslexia, Specific Language Impairment) or Autism Spectrum Profiles, in order to enable the student to achieve their academic, social and employment potential. The post holder will be responsible to work with therapy colleagues and education staff in the High Needs departments to:

• To support students to successfully access their college course and achieve their outcomes for progression.

• To support student’s social integration at college.

• To support student’s emotional wellbeing and work proactively to avoid behaviours of concern.

• To use person centred approach to promote choice, independence, and inclusion, reflecting

the key principals of Valuing People (DOH 2002) and Valuing People Now.


As a Speech and Language therapist, you will have a vital role in supporting learners to access the

curriculum of their choice. You will be supporting students and the teaching teams to manage their

communication, social and behavioural strengths and needs in a range of different environmental

settings. You will be required to:

• carry out holistic Speech and Language therapy assessments and person-centred interventions

that will support the learners to access and develop their functional skills across the curriculum.

• understand the impact of communication difficulties on a persons’ function and behaviour.

• support learners teaching teams, to transfer skills developed at the College to the learners’

home environment and community/work settings.

• To enable teaching and support staff to deliver the curriculum at an appropriate language and

communication level through contributing to support plans, planning & delivering staff training,

coaching and reflecting with staff and class observations.


  • Enhanced DBS (provided by our agency if you do not have one.
  • Experience of assessing learners with Learning Disabilities and Autism – formally and informally.
  • Experience of devising and implementing evidence based - intervention for learners with different communication profiles.
  • Experience of writing reports & support plans / communication guidelines for a range of audiences and needs.
  • Working / student placements in a multi-disciplinary team (with health and / or education staff)
  • A degree or equivalent qualification in speech and language therapy
  • Health Professions Council registration
  • Computer literacy (This may include knowledge of apps for communication and learning).
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Able to keep clear and accurate records for clinical records and additional support funding purposes.
  • Able to use initiative, organise and prioritise own caseload.
  • Some knowledge of AAC and communication / learning strategies for this client group.

What we offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy in further detail or any other vacancies , please contact our Team on 07442 626 815  or email