We are looking for a Music Therapist to manage a clinical caseload of young people with autism and complex needs, aged 5 -25.

Key information:
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Hours: Monday to Friday 15 hours, 52 weeks
Contract type: Permanent - Part time
Job description: Music Therapist job description
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About Prior's Court

Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 90 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our support team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. We are situated on 50 acres of parkland with various facilities including accommodation for our young people, a school with a wide range of facilities and offices.

The role of Music Therapist at Prior's Court

We require a Music Therapist to deliver input through use of the Prior’s Court Learning Framework, to enable young people to live healthy, happy, independent lives after leaving Prior’s Court.

As part of your role, you will deliver input in both the educational and residential settings as part of the waking day curriculum to support generalisation of skills.

You will be an effective member of the Prior’s Court Multi-Disciplinary team – working closely with Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Speech and Language Therapists (SaLTs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), Physiotherapy, Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), nursing, education, residential, parent/carers and other external agencies to provide a holistic approach to meeting the young people’s needs.

Please read the full job description for further information.


The role is suitable for someone who is an outstanding communicator with experience of working and managing caseload as a qualified Music Therapist. Experience working with young people with autism with be an advantage.

We would also be interested to hear from you, if you have an understanding of use of clinical reasoning skills for both assessment and intervention planning (e.g. either on student placements or previous music therapy role). To be successful in this role, you must hold a professional qualification in Music Therapy (with HCPC registration) and be a registered member of BAMT.


We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. Find out more about the benefits we offer. 

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. Someone from the recruitment team will be in touch with you within 3 working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

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Contact us about this role

t: 0161 237 8081

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All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.