Tokyo, Japan

Position Type: Therapist

Contract: Part Time, Contractor

Location: Tokyo

Closing Date: 2024-06-30

Job Start: ASAP

Job Description:

Job Purpose

  • Improve outcomes for children and young people
  • Provide professional and clinically effective therapy for pupils/ students through devising evidence-based intervention programmes and develop competencies in various clinical areas.
  • To provide support and training to teaching staff, including writing support programmes for others to deliver and offering training specific to individual learners and/or environments.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of therapy interventions
  • Support the delivery of the universal therapy offer within QLST


Key Links

QLST therapists will be expected to work in collaboration with the team and maintain excellent links with:

1.Students and their parents/carers and advocates

2.School staff

3.Other professionals working with students.


Core Responsibilities

  • Assess and provide therapeutic input, including initial assessments, annual reviews, transition support, individual and group therapy programmes by design.
  • Independently manage and prioritise tasks to meet the requirements of students.
  • Liaise with the family and all involved professionals as appropriate to the management of provision for a child.
  • Collaborative working with other members of the QLST team to support complex needs in a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Provide clinical practice in line with clinical guidelines and with due regard for evidence-based practice.
  • Keep accurate and informative case notes in line with professional standards.
  • Develop and maintain the skills and knowledge required of a specialist and therapist with children in a school setting including appropriate screening techniques, assessments, interventions and multidisciplinary education.
  • Identify, develop and deliver in-service training for education staff, other professionals, students and parents/carers and modify training packages according to the needs of training participants where required.
  • Contribute to meetings discussing individual students’ needs.
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies for specialist areas based on evidence-based practice.
  • Attend Consultations, Review Meetings, Team Meetings where possible and contribute to the development and delivery of therapy and services at QLST.
  • Demonstrate the ability to reflect on practice with peers and mentors and identify own strengths and development needs.
  • To adapt practice to meet individual student circumstances and highlight the need to vary or differentiate practice.
  • Demonstrate a continual commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the promotion of diversity initiatives and the sharing of best practice in line with QLST policy and procedures.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of specific therapy methods and interventions for children and young people with specific educational and learning needs
  • Experience working as a successful therapist.
  • Ability to translate policies and research into practice
  • A flexible approach to service design and delivery
  • Individual drive, energy and enthusiasm
  • Ability and commitment to reflect on practice with colleagues and the QLST Team.
  • Ability to:
    • set SMART targets and measure therapy outcomes
    • problem solve proactively
    • work under pressure, prioritise tasks and manage time effectively in order to meet deadlines
  • Competent IT skills and a willingness to keep developing these.
  • Ability to be a good team player with a good understanding of effective teamwork.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to the promotion of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities.
  • Approachability and a sense of humour

Qualification requirements:

  • Recognised specialist degree or masters.
  • Registered member of related therapy bodies where available
  • Experience of working with children with learning, social, physical, emotional and behavioural difficulties.



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Application Form

Section 1

1. Personal Details

2. Teaching Qualifications

3. Education

Include (Most recent first): Schools (O Level/GCSE and A-level or equivalent); College/University; Teaching Qualification; Graduate Degree/NPQ Qualification

Institution Name Grades/Results Dates Action

Section 2

1. Current Employment Details

Current employer name*
Current employer postal address*
Current employer country
Current employer website
Current post held
Type of school
Number of students on roll
Date appointed (YYYY-MM-DD)

2. Previous Teaching / Employment Experience (most recent first)

Type of School Country Name of School/Company Post Held Number on Roll Dates Action

3. Personal interests, including extracurricular activities

4. Details of any significant illness during last 2 years, including days off sick in last 12 months


1. Referees

Referees must be current Head of School / or current employer.

School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*

School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*

2. Availability

Please indicate any dates you are not available for interview


This is a post which involves working directly with children or young people. You are therefore required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions (or cautions or bind-overs) including those which are “spent”.

Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

Are you included in any list of people barred from working with children by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or the NCTL (National College of Teaching and Leadership) – or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

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Please Note

  • If your application is successful, prior to taking up your post, you will be required to undergo a background check. This will require you to complete a separate application form and to provide more than one piece of documentary evidence of your identity.
  • Although a criminal record involving offences against children is likely to debar you from appointment of this type of post, the existence of other criminal convictions will not necessarily be a bar to employment.
  • Any criminal record information arising out of the background check process will be discussed with you before any final decision is made about your employment.

Only complete applications, including all the documents listed above, will be considered. It should be understood that nothing in this form constitutes a contract.