Speech and Language Therapist, St Catherine’s, Isle of Wight

St Catherine’s is a small national charity, based in Ventnor, which runs a residential special school for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and associated conditions.


We are looking for an enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist who wants to develop their career, skills and knowledge by working in a specialist educational setting for 7 – 19 year olds. The school also has a Post 19 provision with therapy support.   You will enjoy the chance to work within a supportive team with a small but complex caseload, where you will be able to strongly develop your assessment and intervention skills. You will work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team of teachers, SLTs, OTs, learning support assistants and care staff, with class groups, smaller groups and with individual children. If you believe you can help our students to fulfil their potential at school, at home and in their communities and are looking for a fresh challenge or getting started on your career, then this role may be just what you are looking for.

Applications are welcomed from newly qualified or experienced practitioners. Applicants should be highly motivated and passionate about supporting students with SLCN to access education and to develop their functional communication skills.

Applicants must be registered with HCPC and RCSLT and have experience or an interest in working with;

  • Children with complex communication difficulties
  • Learning difficulties
  • ASD, ADHD and social communication difficulties
  • The implementation of AAC including signing.

We can offer comprehensive supervision and CPD, full school holidays and working in a beautiful location near the sea with our fantastic students.

Salary details: Salary is commensurate with experience. Available as a full-time or part-time position.

Please contact Becky Revert, Head of Speech and Language Therapy, for an informal discussion about this post.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.

Closing date: 10am on Friday 29th November 2019.

For further information for all posts, visit www.stcatherines.org.uk, email general@stcatherines.org.uk or telephone 01983 852 722.  CVs are not accepted.

St Catherine’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

This post is subject to enhanced-level disclosure and barring checks.

St Catherine’s, Grove Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1TT.

Registered charity number:  288148