Advanced Speech and Language Therapist

2 days per week with a possibility of more days

Part-time and permanent contract (working term time plus three weeks during school closure period). Flexible working hours will be considered.

Annual Salary (2 days per week): £15,589.20 - £16,378.40 (Full Time Equivalent Salary: £38,973 - £40,946, depending on experience)

I CAN’s Bill Harrison Assessment Centre with Meath School, Ottershaw, Surrey

I CAN is the UK’s leading children’s speech and language charity. Our Surrey school is looking for a passionate Speech and Language Therapist to join our School Assessment Service in what is an exciting stage in its development. You will have significant specialist experience in supporting children with a range of SEND, particularly those with speech or language disorders.

I CAN’s assessment service (at the Bill Harrison suite) offers multi-disciplinary assessments for children and young people aged 4 – 19 with a range of speech, language and communication needs. The service is offered by a multi-disciplinary team including specialist teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists contributing to assessments and determining the best options for the child, including a potential place in our school.

Watch our video to know more about what we do.

This is a really exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Therapist to join our highly impactful, multi-disciplinary team to assess the educational needs of children with SEND and advise families on the appropriate provisions.

In this role, the successful candidate will enjoy the opportunity to work with children with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs and make a difference to the education path they undertake following assessment. We are looking for a skilled Therapist who wants to develop their career, skills and knowledge in a specialist service. Our assessment suite is well resourced and you would be working collaboratively with experienced colleagues of different disciplines.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge, then this role may be just what you are looking for. We offer supervision, frequent CPD, strong collaborative practice and peer support.

I CAN’s Meath school is an outstanding special school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. You will work collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of Teachers, Therapists, Learning Support Assistants and Residential Care Officers. Meath School is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, who have severe and complex speech, and language disorders (including high functioning ASD) with associated learning and/or behavioural difficulties.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tom Pegler, Director of Education at or Kim Bent, School Principal at 

To find out more about Meath School and I CAN visit  and

For full details on the role and to apply, please download the application pack provided below and email your completed application to

Closing date: 9am, 7 December 2021

Interviews: 10 December 2021


We serve children and young people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our workforce. We strongly believe there is unity in diversity and are committed to create an inclusive working environment for all. We are under-represented by people who are male or from ethnic minority backgrounds or those who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community. We particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from these backgrounds. If you are excited about making an impact in children’s lives, we would love to hear from you.

I CAN works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately, we are not always able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received a response within one week after the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS and barred list check and requires positive references. 

Registered Charity Number 210031; Scotland Charity Number SC039947



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