Part Time Speech & Language Therapist (Band 7 / Highly Specialist)

Location: Southampton  |  Hampshire  |  England
Sector: Health Care
Consultant: Sophie Wood
Job Reference: 42142
Salary: £19214 - £21210
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Seven Healthcare is looking for an Part Time Speech & Language (Band 7 / Specialist) to fill an exclusive opportunity in the Hedge End, Southampton area.

Are you a Speech and Language Therapist looking for a new challenge within adult autism?

The role:

This is an exciting opportunity where the successful applicant will across 2 of our clients Autism South Services based in the Southampton area.

One site cares for up to 9 individuals with autism and challenging behaviours and the other site has a total of 12 beds.

Both specialist residential services aim to provide a safe, comfortable and effective care environment for those in our care, promoting independence and community integration. Person-centred planning is at the heart of everything we do, based on the specific needs of the individuals in our care. Residents can build upon earlier learnt skills to achieve further independence, self-advocacy and confidence leading to better quality of life.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT), you will manage a caseload of clients to maximise their potential and enable them to enjoy the best possible quality of life via the delivery of an evidence-based SLT service.

You will promote effective functional communication, social skills development, collaborative working and a total communication environment.

You will assess communication needs, whilst implementing and developing the SLT programme according to client’s diagnosis and identified needs. You will be involved in setting SMART targets and using appropriate outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions.

This role will be working as part of an interdisciplinary team comprising of; Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Psychiatry. You will also work closely alongside and provide support to a Band 5 Speech & Language Therapist.

Applicant Requirements:

Qualifications: A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Speech and Language Therapist.


  • Experience as a Senior / Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Band 6 equivalent) or Highly Specialist (Band 7 equivalent)
  • Experience working with a client population who presents with a diagnosis of Autism (ASD) / Learning Disability, along with complex needs and challenging behaviour is essential
  • Experience in managing Dysphagia (desirable)
  • The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication / time management skills

Compliance: Registration with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and Membership of the RCSLT (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists)

Travel: To be able to travel independently to and from the location. Dual site role.

Hours: 20 hours per week. Between Monday & Friday.

Benefits to you:

  • Company pension scheme
  • NHS and employee discount scheme
  • Free meals
  • Free parking
  • Internal / external CPD and research opportunities
  • Expert clinical supervision from the Deputy Head of Speech & Language Therapy and peer support
  • Opportunities for further training, broaden experience and enhance service development.

Working with Seven Healthcare:

Established in 2011, Seven Healthcare is a leading provider of Healthcare professionals to public and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of Healthcare; including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Paediatric Audiologists and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

Refer a friend, family member or colleague for £250

If you’re not the perfect match for this role, but you know a Speech and Language who is, help them find their dream job by referring them to Seven Healthcare. As a little ‘thank you’ from us, you will receive £250 for every referral that is successfully placed into a new role.