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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Westbourne SchoolNottinghamshire

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Hours:  Part time; 22.5 hours a week

Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays per annum (52 week)

Salary: £31,365 starting salary

Are you excited by working during times of transformative change?

Do you want to be part of a developing Clinical Services/Regional Well-Being Hub supporting specialist schools and residential homes?

Do you want to make a significant difference to a varied and professionally challenging group of children and young people?

Do you want to create a nationally important resource with the substantial backing of a leading provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with complex needs?

Are you interested in and experienced in the field of working with the challenges associated with ASD, complex needs and early developmental trauma related needs?

If so we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Lead to join Outcomes First Group.

The post holder will provide specialist speech and language therapy services across the Westbourne Hub.  Mainly situated at Westbourne School, but developing a resourceful service to other schools, residential homes and if required fostering agencies within the region.

Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

About the Group

We are part of Outcomes First Group and Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

About the role and what we are looking for

The Speech and Language Therapy role is an exciting and specialist clinical role, covering multiple sites in a geographical operating region across residential care, education and fostering.  We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic clinician excited by working within times of transformative change.  You will mainly be located within Westbourne School.

The post-holder will work within the overall framework of the service policies and procedures and support the integration of their 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, young peoples and adult’s needs in line with set Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing services of, but not limited to - Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational and Sensory Integration Therapy, Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Therapy Assistants and other appropriate professions as the allocated services require to meet the needs of children, young people and adult’s.  The newly appointed Clinical Well-Being Locality Lead is a Speech and Language Therapist by professional background and you will report directly into her.

Essential Criteria (for a full list of essential and desirable criteria, please see the job description)

Relevant experience working at a postgraduate level      

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

Experience of teaching, training and professional and clinical supervision

Why work for us

Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference

Social activities

"Your Wellbeing Matters"

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Free School meals on site

No two days are ever the same

Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other

Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference

Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Access to an allocated budget assigned for continuous professional development, training and on costs for a clear career path

Supportive team environment

Well-resourced provision

Ongoing funded clinical supervision/Licence

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or to arrange a visit please contact contact Dr. Leanne Johnson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Regional Head of Children’s Clinical Services to find out more about Clinical Services within Outcomes First Group;

The Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS and necessary checks. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for

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