Speech and Language Therapist

Job Title:         Speech and Language Therapist

Location:         Options Higford, Nr Shifnal.

Salary:              £34,000-£38,000 (depending on experience)

Contract:          Permanent. Flexible for 4 days / Full Time or Term Time


Can you enrich the lives of young people as a Speech & Language Therapist?


We are looking for an experienced and qualified Speech and Language Therapist to join our fantastic clinical provision within the Options Autism service. As the Speech and Language Therapist, you will be part of a holistic, therapeutic approach to helping our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy.


This is a great opportunity to join a growing clinical provision, working as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children and young people are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Our Speech and Language Therapists play a key role in our wellbeing approach which aims to address the whole person, not just from a purely clinical perspective but starting with biological aspects then moving onto physiological and psychological needs. You will work alongside other professionals to carry out specialist assessments as well as design & deliver the individual, bespoke SaLT interventions required by the children and young people in our care.

Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world. You will work collaboratively, attending internal and external meetings and helping to ensure the delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service.

Already a recognised Speech and Language Therapist with a relevant degree and membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), you will have at least 3 years experience working with children and young people with ASD, ADHD and learning disability. Some knowledge and experience of trauma and attachment difficulties is beneficial. This is a role which requires the individual to work confidentially and enthusiastically alongside other knowledgeable and skilled professionals to provide a safe, caring environment where every child can thrive.


About us:

For over 16 years, Options Higford has provided residential care and education to children and young people  who have a broad range of diagnoses, difficulties and complex needs.  At Options Higford we take a  holistic and integrated approach in supporting young people with special and complex needs to thrive, learn and develop, so that they have the best quality of life possible. The dynamic multi-professional clinical team work alongside other skilled professionals in school and the care home.  


Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education and care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.


Options Autism is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

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