Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

  • Autism Unlimited
  • Christchurch, UK
  • 04 Jan, 2022
Permanent Education

Job Description

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Salary £46,000 - 54,000 per annum (Band 7 – Band 8)

Location - Portfield School, Parley Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6BP

Are you an established Speech and Language Therapist looking for your next career step?

Demonstrate your strengths as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with this new opportunity at Autism Unlimited.

As our Specialist SALT, you will oversee of the speech therapy output across the Charity and supervise two Speech and Language Therapists within the team.

Portfield School is a specialised setting for children with a primary diagnosis of autism from early years through to school leavers. We are proud to have over 90 students currently and we are growing fast!

Working within a close-knit multi-disciplinary team and other therapy professionals, you will play a key role in the development of our students’ speech, language and communication skills and overall academic achievements. We have bespoke resources and equipment to support our students and your clinical practice including a Speech and Language Therapy room, sensory room, an Occupational Therapy room, a swimming pool and much more.

Our Therapy Team consists of driven therapy professionals developing their career specialism in autism whilst supporting students on their journey through education and beyond. Would you like to be part of the team?

The role is full of variety as you will also contribute to the training and knowledge development of our support staff, as well as providing external training to parents and other professionals. This will include training on Total Communication and promoting Positive Behaviour Support across the charity.​

​​Why join us?

●Opportunity to work closely alongside other therapy professionals (occupational therapy, creative arts therapies, behaviour support and more)
●Cash back healthcare plan
●Free parking
●Up to 33 days holiday
●Wellbeing initiatives (on site massage sessions)
●Career progression
●Sick pay
●Employee referral scheme of £400 (each time!)
●Subsidised lunches​

For more information please get touch with Charley in the Talent Team on 01202 084834.

Portfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to a DBS Barred List and DBS Disclosure check and satisfactory references.

To apply, click "Apply Now" and send us your CV and cover letter 

Job Start Date

January 2022

Salary Band

Band 7, Band 8


Full time


South West England