Speech and Language Therapist

Job Title:          Speech and Language Therapist

Location:          Based at Hillcrest Shifnal School, with travel to surrounding sites

Contract:           Permanent

Weeks:              52 per annum

Hours:               22.5 - 37.5 hours per week

Salary:               £25,000 - £45,000 per annum, dependent on experience (pro rata)

 

We understand the value of helping our employees to achieve their Continued Professional Development goals, and offer a £2,000 training allowance to allow you to complete role specific training tailored to your individual requirements.

 

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join our in house Clinical Team, covering multiple sites across residential care and education in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and Staffordshire. Working collaboratively with the sites, you will deliver bespoke assessment and intervention plans for our children and young people with developmental trauma, autism, ADHD, complex and SEMH needs. 

You will be responsible for holding a speech and language therapy caseload at four special schools and their surrounding residential homes. With the full support of our well-established and knowledgeable Clinical Team, you will also contribute to staff training, consultation and reflective practice. Both a challenging and rewarding role, this position would suit a resilient and enthusiastic individual, with a therapeutic approach and the ability to make decisions, as well as manage their own workload.

Our well-established Clinical Team maintain a nurturing and loving environment where our children can flourish, always putting our children and young people at the forefront of everything they do. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, and our children and young people are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible.

When it comes to looking after our children, we strive for excellence, which is why we are the leading children services provider in the UK.  With this in mind, 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.

 

Location: Hillcrest Shifnal School, Shropshire as base; travelling to three other schools and their supporting Residential Homes within the region as required. Hillcrest Shifnal School specialises in SEMH education for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 19 years old. 

https://www.hillcrestshifnalschool.co.uk/

https://www.hillcrestshifnalschool.co.uk/therapeutic-practice/

 

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:

  • 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, Autism, SEMH 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 one or all of the specialist client groups (Autism, SEMH, complex needs) 
  • 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.

 

  • £2,000 training allowance
  • An unrivalled core induction and local induction
  • Holidays starting at 30 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • 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

 

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 on 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.

Job Vacancy ID: 164210


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