Speech and Language Therapist, Norfolk

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Acorn Park SchoolNorfolk

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive Band 5/6 equivalent
Contract term: Permanent

Speech and Language Therapist

Hours:  37.5 hours per week

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

Salary: Highly competitive (Band 5/6 equivalent)  

  • Do you want to be part of and develop a Regional Wellbeing Hub covering leading SEN schools, residential homes and adult services?
  • Do you want to make a significant difference to a varied and professionally challenging group of children, young people and adults?
  • 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 complex or trauma related needs?

If so we have the role for you! 

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

The post holder will form part of the Wellbeing Hub across the East region.  However, mainly situated at Acorn Park School, but providing a 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 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

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a Speech and Language Therapy service within the designated provision(s). To work collaboratively to promote the wellbeing and best interests of children, young people and adults and the effectiveness of the service in achieving its aims and objectives to ensure a high quality service of provision in line with best practice guidance and internal policy and procedure. To undertake all aspects of Speech and Language Therapy clinical duties adhering to professional and regulatory guidelines. To carry out individual assessments, to carry out interventions, to advise others, to prepare relevant documents and to write reports.

To provide advice, information and training to staff, other members of the clinical/wellbeing and multi-disciplinary teams, commissioners and other agencies regarding complex communication issues relevant to autism, learning difficulties, attachment behaviours and associated conditions including children, young people and adults who present with behaviour which challenge. 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to join our Regional Wellbeing Hub to implement a specialist level of speech, language and communication of intervention. 

The multi-disciplinary team will help provide all levels of intervention to surrounding provisions within the Outcomes First Group, so the post holder will need to have their own means of transport. The post-holder will work independently 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. A key aspect of the role will include delivering informed interventions at a universal and targeted level to support our wider teams in meeting our children, young peoples and adult’s needs and when assessed as necessary provide direct one to one sessions as part of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The role is required to take place in a range of settings across the group in applying assessments and the delivery of therapeutic sessions as directed and supervised by the Wellbeing Coordinator and/or Regional Wellbeing Services Manager and/or the Modality Lead. Skills in the management of data are also important as the role includes collecting and analysing data to inform various pieces of service delivery, development and project work. 

Essential Criteria (for a full list see the job description)

  • A Speech and Language Therapy Degree
  • Experience in working within a multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of working with children, young people and/or adults
  • Demonstrable ability to complete clinical tasks
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of key partners
  • Ability to work sensitively with people and resolve conflict 

Why work for us

  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Pension
  • 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


. If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or to arrange a visit please contact Katrina Carmen on Katrina.Carman@acornparkschool.co.uk

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

More about Acorn Park School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 6 - 19 years
Address: Mill Road, Banham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 2HU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1953 888 656
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