Job Role: Speech and Language Therapist

Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours), 52 weeks, term time considered

Salary: £25,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience


We understand the value of helping our employees to achieve their Continued Professional Development goals, and offer a £2000 training allowance to allow you to complete role specific training tailored to your individual requirements.

We’re looking for a Speech and Language Therapist 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 Speech and Language Therapy role is an exciting opportunity, 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. The post-holder will work 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 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).

Location: Meadowcroft School, supporting associated residential homes as required. Meadowcroft School is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 19, catering for young people with a history of complex trauma or diagnosis of high functioning autism, ADHD or attachment difficulties. We work across 3 sites in Wakefield.


About the Group:

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate and care for.

We are really proud to say that in October 2021, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the third year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group and Options Autism.

For more information on the group please visit: https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/

Essential Criteria:

  • Newly qualified candidates will be considered
  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy degree
  • Valid and up to date HCPC Registration
  • Registered member of RCSLT
  • Previous experience of paid or voluntary work within a trauma or complex needs setting
  • Clear and concise report writing relating to clinical and research activities
  • Hold a full UK driving licence, with access to a car
  • Experience within the 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 preferred. Newly qualified candidates will be considered.
  • Ability to work independently

What’s in it for you?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment where our people are heard, respected and hugely valued. We want our employees to come to work with energy, determination and most importantly we want them to be happy in their work. We are well aware that it is our highly skilled teams that make Outcomes First Group the success it is, and we want this to continue. This is why we provide a range of benefits designed to support you, not just in your work life but also on a personal level too. We want you to be the best you can be, and offer genuine opportunities for career development and progression.

  • An unrivalled core induction and local induction
  • Holidays starting at 30 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • £2000 training allowance
  • An extra day’s holiday for a special day of your choice (birthday, child’s first day at school etc.)
  • Professional support network
  • Contributory Pension
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
  • Career pathways and a dedicated learning and development team
  • The Hub – employee discounts, recognition cards, well-being centre
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Salary Finance

We offer a flexible benefits package to allow you to adjust your benefits to suit your personal circumstances.

For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact: sarah.attwell@ofgl.uk

At 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 a fully Enhanced DBS.

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