Speech and Language Therapist

Park House School


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Job summary

Park House School is a therapeutic day school located in a peaceful village East of Peterborough. Our workrooms and classrooms occupy a former family home, a lodge and a renovated chapel. Our nurturing and therapeutic approach is designed to help students achieve their educational potential, build self-esteem and manage anxiety, thanks to:

*Specialists in psychology, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy working alongside teachers and accessible to all students

*Classes in functional daily living skills to help make the world less confusing*Individual learning plans that extend to GCSEs

*Close bonds with parents and carers, including frequent home visits.

We aim to help young people who have special educational needs related to their social interaction and communication difficulties typically found in children who have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and who may, additionally, have specific learning difficulties, achieve amazing things.

We are currently searching for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist to provide a specialist service as a member of our school's multi-disciplinary team. This is a permanent post, full/ part time considered. You would be working 40 weeks per year, term time plus 2 weeks. Salary equivalent to NHS band 5-6, dependent on skills and experience.

Main duties of the job

To provide a specialist speech and language service as a member of the multi-disciplinary team. To carry out such other associated and responsibility duties as are reasonably assigned.

About us

We are a small and therapeutic school community focusing on offering rewarding experiences and functional life skills.

Taking into account their chronological, developmental and emotional age PHS provides its pupils with a broad, balanced and individualised curriculum, and appropriate knowledge, skills and strategies to ensure a successful and effective transition into adulthood.

PHS also aims, where appropriate, possible and practical, to reintegrate children into a main-stream educational setting.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The particular responsibilities attaching to the post of Specialist Speech and Language Therapist are as follows:

· to maintain the security and well-being of all pupils at all times;

· to follow the instructions given by the Principal as regards any programmes in place for any pupil;

(c) to manage any resources necessary for the successful completion of the role of Specialist Speech and Language Therapist;

(d) to maintain discipline in accordance with the rules, behaviour and disciplinary systems of PHS;

(e) to contribute to meetings, discussions and management systems necessary to co-ordinate the work of PHS as a whole;

(f) to promote equal opportunities within PHS and to seek to ensure the implementation of PHS’s equal opportunities policy.

(g) to adhere, and ensure adherence, at all times to the policies and procedures of PHS.

Person Specification



  • - Recognised SaLT degree/qualification
  • - HCPC Licence to Practice
  • - MRCSLT Registration


  • - Evidence relevant post qualification training e.g. Makaton, TEACHH, SCERTS etc.
  • - Member of relevant CEN



  • - Experience working with children and young people with ASD
  • - Experience of using formal and informal assessment tools
  • - Experience of completing assessments and planning therapy goals at undergraduate or postgraduate level
  • - Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team


  • - Evidence of CPD
  • - Evidence of providing advice, training/workshops to parents and carers
  • - Experience of caseload management



  • - Knowledge of a range of therapeutic approaches
  • - Knowledge of relevant assessment tools
  • - Knowledge of current policies relating to health, social care and education
  • - Knowledge of clinical governance
  • - Awareness of evidence based practice relevant to children and young people with ASD
  • - Awareness of record keeping
  • - Knowledge of Safeguarding policies and procedures
  • - Knowledge of child development


  • - Knowledge of what to consider when making differential diagnosis
  • - Knowledge of outcome measures

Skills and Abilities


  • - Ability to set, plan and implement therapy targets
  • - Ability to work effectively with parents and carers.
  • - To have excellent communication skills
  • - To have good analytical and reflective skills
  • - To have good auditory discrimination skills
  • - Ability to evaluate and reflect on own practice.
  • - To have good organisational skills
  • - Excellent verbal and written presentation skills
  • - To have a good knowledge of IT


  • - To have an awareness of how to develop and maintain working relations

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Park House School


Wisbech Road





Employer's website

http://www.parkhouseschool.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Rebecca Ford



Date posted

26 November 2021

Pay scheme



£29,993.51 to £38,270.18 a year Full time equivalent



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Wisbech Road





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Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Closed Bank Holidays including Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.