Speech and Language Therapist

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
Priory Education and Children’s Services
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Salary: £25,000 per annum
Hours: Monday - Friday, term time only paid throughout the holidays!

We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated Speech & Language Therapist, either with experience or a newly qualified practitioner. The ideal candidate will work effectively in a team, have excellent organisational skills and demonstrate ability to use their own initiative in what can be a fast paced and changing working environment. The candidate will have a strong desire to develop their skill base within a complex, specialist educational setting, working closely within a multi-disciplinary team with young people aged 7 to 19 years. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of Speech and Language therapists, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologist, Art Therapist, School Counsellor and Therapy Assistants.

Unsted Park School is a specialist residential and day school/ Sixth Form college, for children and young people with Autism and related needs. We are committed to providing the highest level of education and care in a safe, positive environment that enables each individual to achieve his or her maximum potential.

The focus of the whole school approach is in three core areas: education, independence and inclusion. Based on these core areas we provide individual, person-centred programmes which recognise individual abilities and strengths and help students to reach their full potential.

The successful candidate will have ongoing Clinical Supervision with the Lead Speech and Language Therapist and will be expected to run their own caseload, carry out formal and informal assessments and run group and 1-1 sessions, liaising with education staff and the MDT to ensure integrated therapy programmes are delivered.

Newly qualified therapists can work through RCSLT competencies during the first 12 - 24 months to allow them to work towards full RCSLT membership as independent clinicians. All applicants must be a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and have HPC registration.

Please note, it is essential you have your own transport due to the location of the role.

Your Benefits

• Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
• Comprehensive induction
• Pension scheme
• We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
• Employee recognition scheme.

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.


For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Priory Education and Children’s Services
Tel: 01908 371177
Contact: Kim Newland

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