We are looking to recruit a Speech and Language Therapist with a key interest in and passion for working with individuals with autism, learning difficulties and complex communication needs. The successful candidate will be a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council.

Key information:
Salary: £23,023 - £36,644 in line with Agenda for Change
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week); 52 weeks a year
Contract type: Permanent
Apply: Online application form


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 80 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 teams have 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. Working with our young people can be challenging but extremely rewarding. Read more about what it's like to work at Prior's Court and the difference you can make here.


We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Speech and Language Therapy Team. You will work as part of a wider multidisciplinary team (including Occupational Therapists, Psychology Assistants and School Nurses) to support the communication needs of our young people.

We are looking to recruit a full time Speech and Language Therapist with a key interest in and passion for working with individuals with Autism, learning difficulties and complex communication needs. The successful candidate will be a fully qualified SALT and registered with the HCPC. We will consider either a band 5 or band 6 qualified candidate.

Experience or knowledge of PECS, TEACCH, AAC and Intensive Interaction is desirable.

Our thorough training and induction programme will ensure you have the support, skills and tools you need to deliver quality care for each young person. 


Our teams working directly with our young people are the key to their progress and achievements and we aim to make them feel valued and supported with training in autism along with knowledge and skills they need to do a great job and develop their careers. Find out more about the benefits we offer.


Read through the application documents below, then complete a short online application form to apply. You may be required to fill in additional forms depending on the role and will be advised by HR following your application. You can read about our application process in detail here.

 Application links: 
Job description - band 5  Job description - band 6 Online application form

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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.