Role:                   Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Location:            Meadowcroft, Wakefield

Salary:                £24,000 - £35,000 DOE

Contract:            Permanent, full time

We’re looking for a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Lead to join the team at our Yorkshire Clinical Well-Being Hub, to be based primarily at Meadowcroft Education and Residential Services.  Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

The role

This 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 Options Barton and Meadowcroft schools, so will need to have access to your own means of transport.  You will be responsible for working within the overall framework of the service policies and procedures and 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, young peoples and adult’s needs in line with set Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing services of, but not limited to - Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational and Sensory Informed Therapy, Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Therapy Assistants and other appropriate professions as the allocated services require to meet the needs of children, young people and adults.  You will report directly to the Locality Clinical Lead.

Essential Criteria

  • For this role we are looking for a senior speech and language therapist with active HCPC registration and experience of working within our 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"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • 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 Please 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

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