Speech and Language Therapist
Upton Grange School – Slough, Berkshire
Up to £33,000 DOE
Permanent, full time 39 week contract
Mon/Wed 8.30am - 5pm; Tues/Thurs/Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm
We currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join our clinical team at Upton Grange School, Slough, Berkshire. As we expand our clinical provision, having a real impact and implementing a holistic, therapeutic approach.
Upton Grange School, is a new specialist ASD provision due to open in February 2021. As part of the Hillingdon Manor group of schools and the Outcomes First Group, Upton Grange will offer day provision to children with Autism from the ages of 4 to 11 years old.
Upton Grange is located in Slough, within a 5 minute drive of Junction 5 of the M4. The location has excellent transport links with Slough Railway Station (Great Western main line and Cross Rail – to London and Reading) being a 10 minute walk/5 minute bus journey to the site. Salary is competitive, depending on experience.
Upton Grange will provide specialist education for c35 pupils, aged between 4-11 years. The new provision will work closely with our existing primary school, Yiewsley Grange, which supports around c60 pupils. Upton Grange will deploy a wide range of teaching strategies to engage and develop the progress of learners, who present with a range of learning difficulties and styles. Our pupils are taught in smaller class sizes and work towards an Equals Semi-Formal Curriculum and National Curriculum expectations where appropriate.
About the Group
Outcomes First Group are innovators in education and care and the leading children’s service provider in the UK. We have 3 specialist divisions within the group: Options for Autism, National Fostering Agency and Acorn Education and Care. This role sits within our Education and Care division where we provide services across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEMH 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. We are pleased to have achieved a 94% Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ for our homes.
We employ staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
About the role
The successful applicant will work alongside an Occupational Therapist, Clinical Lead and our Head of Clinical Services in delivering the best possible outcomes to those within our care at Upton Grange School and across Hillingdon Manor Schools . There will also be the opportunity to be part of the wider multi-disciplinary clinical team based across Hillingdon Manor sites. The large SALT team will support supervision, training and continued professional development of the postholder.
You will provide specialist Speech and Language Therapy input to the children within our care, ensuring their well-being and best interests at all times. You will be involved in the development of diverse, effective and innovative approaches to support and develop the functional communication skills of children with complex communication needs.
In brief your role would involve
- Post registration experience of working with children and young people, recent grads not suitable.
- Performing Speech and Language Therapy assessments of clients with diverse presentations to identify needs and formulate intervention plans
- Developing and supporting the delivery of individualised intervention programmes and/or group sessions using your knowledge of evidence based practice
- Evaluating client progress, reassessing and updating intervention programmes as required
- Providing advice, information and training to staff, other members of the multi-disciplinary support/ clinical wellbeing team, commissioners and other agencies relevant to developmental language disorder (DLD), autistic spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, attachment difficulties, and conditions.
Key Skills Required
As a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, the following criteria are essential:
- Recognised and relevant Speech & Language Therapy degree, HCPC and RCSLT registration
- Knowledge of a range of assessment tools and evidence of skilled application Experience of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work within a range of settings
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a proactive approach
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Previous relevant work experience with children with autism
- Ideally, hold a valid UK driving licence and have access to transport due to the rural location of the site
Experience within our specialist client group of children who have SEMH needs is desirable. Experience of working with AAC is also desirable.
In return we offer:
- Professional supervision
- A network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development
- Company Pension Scheme and benefits
- “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
- Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
- Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of others and make a positive difference
- Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
- No two days are ever the same
For more information or to discuss this opportunity further please contact Dr David Mushati Regional Head of Childrens Clinical Services on firstname.lastname@example.org
Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.
We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.