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Band 7 Highly Specialist Children’s Speech and Language Therapist Autism

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As a Band 7 Highly Specialist Children’s Speech and Language Therapist Autism you will join our multi-disciplinary, JADES (Journey of Autism Diagnosis and Early Support) Team, which includes a Senior Clinical Psychologist, Community Paediatricians, Specialist Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Specialist Neurodevelopmental Nurse and ADHD Nurse, along with other dedicated staff as part of our innovative Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service. You will benefit from the support of friendly and inclusive leagues and access regular supervision and team meetings.

This is a permanent full-time position however part-time arrangements can be considered. We would encourage applicants to contact us to discuss the role further. Please contact Hilary Waters via email 

Main Responsibility

  • You’ll provide assessments of children and young people referred to the service for Autism diagnosis, based upon data from a variety of formal and informal sources, including ADOS-2. You will work in our Child Development Centre, as well as our Family Hubs and educational settings when required. You’ll care for service users and their families in the way that you believe is best, delivering our high service standards, sharing best practice and actively improving the way we work.
  • To provide highly specialist assessment and contribute to the diagnostic decision making for children referred for autism assessment.

  • To advise on evidence-based support for children with autism and their carers, as well as to share highly specialist knowledge with other partner agencies and colleagues.

  • to support parents / carers, other professionals and colleagues by sharing speciliast knowledge and skills within relevant clinical area

The Ideal Candidate

  • You will be a qualified Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with experience of working within children’s social communication disorders assessment services. This includes the assessment and management of children and young people presenting with Autism Spectrum Conditions, as well as a good knowledge of support and information for carers and professionals.
  • You will have a Degree qualification or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy and post qualification training and experience in Autism and social communication conditions. You will also be registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy.

Package Description

As a Band 7 Highly Specialist Children’s Speech and Language Therapist Autism, you’ll be part of our valued team

You will feel valued as a Speech and Language Therapist within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:  

  •  Band7 salary with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions 

  • Free tea, coffee and milk at your base location  

  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you 

  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates 

  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling    

  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise  

  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with the majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission  

About the Company

HCRG caregroup work as part of the NHS and local authorities, providing high quality care for more than 1 million people each year up and down the country. We are a progressive, forward thinking and passionate company who strive to make a real difference to people and our colleagues. We re-invest all of the money we earn to improve the experience, deliver ambitious transformations and empower all of our colleagues to make the changes, no matter how big or small, that make a real difference.  

We’re committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply. We reserve the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.  

As a Disability Confident Committed company, we work in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to make our business an inclusive place for all. 


HCRG is committed to safeguarding and protecting the vulnerable adults that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services. 




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