Speech & Language Therapist

  • Autism Initiatives
  • 07 Nov, 2023
Education Mainstream and specialist schools Paediatric

Job Description

“The school has an extensive therapeutic team. This includes occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. The integrated therapeutic curricula offer includes the therapy team working closely with class teachers, pupils and their families. They also invest in their relationships with the pupils, being part of play and lunch times. Training is provided by these specialist colleagues to individual staff, classes and through whole school training.“

Challenge Partners, 2023

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for:

Position: Speech & Language Therapist

Contract: Permanent / Full time

Salary: £28,407 - £34,581 Per annum based on a 35 hours per week 

Are you looking for a rewarding role where you feel fulfilled knowing that you and your team have made a difference to the amazing young people you work with?

Peterhouse School is a non-maintained specialist school for autistic children aged 5-19. Our students have bright futures ahead - if given the support and voice they need. We want pupils to be excited about coming to school and love learning. We want them to be motivated and challenged and see them thrive in a school that understands their individuality and celebrates their unique qualities and strengths. Most of all, we are committed to providing every learner with the tools and strategies to become a successful autistic adult.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Speech & Language Therapy Degree qualification and HCPC registration
  • A passion for helping students to become successful communicators
  • Patience, creativity, and resilience

More about the role

As a Speech and Language Therapist you will work within our dedicated school based Therapy Team, with the aim to achieve the very best for our learners and their individual development. The successful candidate will be supported by a Senior Speech and Language Therapist, and will also work alongside our Education team members to both work with pupils directly, and develop the skills of staff to implement plans you have created. Our successful candidate will work within a truly collaborative team, with the overall aim to promote communication as central to the culture of the school. This role may suit someone experienced in working with young people on the autism spectrum, or a newly qualitied Speech and Language Therapist.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-thinking school, with commitment to continuous professional development and we invite all interested applicants to contact us to arrange a visit.

What can we offer you?

  • A collaborative culture focused on student outcome
  • Extensive Training and mentorship to hone your craft
  • The chance to innovate therapy delivery  
  • A compassionate team that feels like family
  • Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme
  • An innovative and dynamic school with good established practices, a sound financial position and a future place of growth;

Peterhouse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check with barred list information, the cost of which will be met by Autism Initiatives.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the above position we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact details for further information are: https://www.peterhouseschool.com/current-vacancies/ or admin@aipeterhouse.org. Alternatively please e-mail admin@aipeterhouse.org to request an application pack, or apply online at https://www.autisminitiatives.org/careers/peterhouse-school .

The closing date for completed applications is 1st Dec 2023 

Interviews will be held during w/c 11th Dec 2023

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery.

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Full time