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Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Barton SchoolYorkshire Hub

Job Title:         Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Location:         Yorkshire Hub

Salary:              Up to £35,000

Hours:              37.5 per week

Contract:          Permanent, Full Time, 52 weeks per annum.


About the role:

We are looking for an experienced Senior Speech and Language Therapist to join our in house Clinical Team, covering multiple sites across residential care and education for our Yorkshire Hub. Working collaboratively with the sites, you will deliver bespoke assessment and intervention plans for our children and young people with developmental trauma, autism, ADHD, complex and SEMH needs. 

You will be responsible for holding the speech and language therapy caseload at Barton School, Meadowcroft School and surrounding residential homes. With the full support of our well-established and knowledgeable Clinical Team, you will also contribute to staff training, consultation and reflective practice. Both a challenging and rewarding role, this position would suit a resilient and enthusiastic individual, with a therapeutic approach and the ability to make decisions, as well as manage their own workload.

Working within the overall framework of the service policies and procedures, you will be supporting the integration of the specific service in the day to day running of each provision i.e. standardised assessments and clinical services. A key aspect of the role will be to deliver informed interventions at a universal, targeted and specialist level to support our wider teams in meeting our children and young people’s needs in line with set Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Our well-established Clinical Team, maintain a nurturing and loving environment where our children can flourish. Always putting our children and young people at the forefront of everything they do. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, and our children and young people are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible.

When it comes to looking after our children, we strive for excellence, which is why we are the leading children services provider in the UK.  With this in mind, we are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist who shares our vision; to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Location: Barton School, Barton-Upon-Humber; Meadowcroft School, Wakefield, and supporting Residential Homes within the region as required. Barton and Meadowcroft School provide a holistic service to children with autistic spectrum conditions and associated complex needs. Catering for children between the ages of 8 and 19 years old)


About the Group:

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate and care for.

We are really proud to say that in October 2021, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the third year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group and Options Autism.

For more information on the group please visit:


Essential Criteria:

Recognised Speech & Language Therapy degree

Valid and up to date HCPC Registration

Registered member of RCSLT

Previous experience of paid or voluntary work within a trauma or complex needs setting

Clear and concise report writing relating to clinical and research activities

Hold a full UK driving licence, with access to a car

Experience within the specialist client group. (complex communication issues relating to autism, including language disorder, dyspraxia, sensory impairment, learning disabilities/difficulties and associated challenging behaviour) 

Experience of multi-professional work with teams or services within the designated speciality preferred. Newly qualified candidates will be considered.

Ability to work independently


What’s in it for you?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment where our people are heard, respected and hugely valued. We want our employees to come to work with energy, determination and most importantly we want them to be happy in their work. We are well aware that it is our highly skilled teams that make Outcomes First Group the success it is, and we want this to continue. This is why we provide a range of benefits designed to support you, not just in your work life but also on a personal level too. We want you to be the best you can be, and offer genuine opportunities for career development and progression.

An unrivalled core induction and local induction

Holidays starting at 25 days per annum plus bank holidays

An extra day’s holiday for a special day of your choice (birthday, child’s first day at school etc.)

Professional support network

Contributory Pension

Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers

Career pathways and a dedicated learning and development team

The Hub – employee discounts, recognition cards, well-being centre

Cycle to Work scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Salary Finance

For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact:

At Outcomes First Group we are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.

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