Speech, Language & Communication Therapies Lead, Norfolk

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Acorn Park SchoolNorfolk

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

Speech, Language & Communication Therapies Lead


Hours:  37.5 hours per week

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

Salary: Highly competitive (Band 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 & Language Therapist to join the Outcomes First Group to lead on Speech, Language & Communication Therapies within the East region.

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

You will have oversight of the assigned provision(s) speech, language & communication offer at a universal, targeted and specialist level of intervention, ensuring that the Statement of Purpose/Local Offer is achieved. 

Duties will include ensuring that a regular schedule of induction training in the chosen integrated care model is available and applied to all existing and joining staff, maintaining an accurate audit of need and evidence of fulfilment, processing referrals and assigning determined services in a timely fashion, being an efficient and effective budget holder for the specific modality ensuring that a high quality resourced environment is provided and maintained within the provision(s).  The post holder will also be the direct Line Manager for any employed clinicians within the specific modality and be responsible for commissioning and processing additional services as identified via the referrals and admissions stages or as set out within children, young people and adult’s Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) or as and when a need arises. 

If qualification/certification permits provide employed clinicians within the responsible modality with clinical supervision.

If time capacity permits provide a Speech & 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; undertaking all aspects of speech and language therapy clinical duties, working within the ethical framework provided by the rules of professional conduct. To provide advice, information and training to staff, other members of the wellbeing/clinical team, commissioners and other agencies regarding the complex assessment and needs of children, young people and adult’s. To provide input to the wellbeing/clinical teams; supporting practice across the Outcomes First Group and contributing to the professional development of staff, research and dissemination of understanding, knowledge and good, evidence- based practice relevant to autism, learning difficulties, attachment behaviours and associated conditions including behaviours that challenge. 


Who we are looking for

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Speech & Language Therapist to join our Regional Wellbeing Hub to lead on the delivery of Speech, Language & Communication Therapies.

Being part of the multi-disciplinary team you 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 be ensuring the delivery of informed interventions at a universal, targeted and specialist 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 overseeing and applying assessments and the delivery of therapeutic sessions as directed and supervised by the Regional Wellbeing Services Manager. 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 recognised Speech & Language Therapist qualification
  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team
  • 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. 



More about Acorn Park School
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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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