Clinical Well-Being Lead

Job Title: Clinical and Wellbeing Lead      

Location: Wetheringsett Manor-Suffolk

Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week

Contract: Permanent, 52 wks per annum

We’re looking for an experienced clinician with demonstrable leadership skills to join our expanding team as our Clinical and Wellbeing Lead. Holding clinical responsibility within SEMH schools, residential homes and fostering services, you will contribute to bespoke assessment and intervention plans for our children and young people with developmental trauma, autism, complex and SEMH needs. This is a wide and varied role ideal for those looking for a new challenge where you can truly have an impact on shaping a service and driving change.

About the role:

We are looking for an outstanding trauma and neurodevelopmental differences informed Clinician, with strong and proven leadership and management skills. The post holder will hold clinical responsibility, managing and developing a multi-disciplinary team comprising of; but not limited to, Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational and Sensory Integration Therapy, Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, as well as Therapy Assistants and other appropriate professions as the allocated services require. Collaborating to ensure we meet the needs of our children, young people.

Working independently within the overall framework of the service policies and procedures you will support the integration of their specific service in the day-to-day running of each provision. A key aspect of the role will be quality assuring the school and residential homes on their delivery of informed interventions at a universal, targeted and specialist level to support our wider teams in meeting our children and young people’s needs in line with set Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Our Clinical Wellbeing Teams maintain nurturing and loving environments 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 Clinical and Wellbeing Lead 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: Wetheringsett Manor School, Stowmarket; supporting Residential Homes within the region as required. It provides education to children aged between 11 and 18 who have a range of special educational needs.


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.

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Essential Criteria:

  • Post-graduate doctoral level qualification in Psychology (clinical, counselling, forensic) or Psychotherapy equivalent.
  • Registered with the HCPC and BPS or equivalent.
  • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of working with children and young people with additional needs (e.g. complex trauma, neurodevelopmental differences, mental health needs)
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and manage strategically
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of key partners
  • Able to work sensitively with people and resolve conflict effectively
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the setting
  • Substantial and relevant post-qualification experience with children and young people
  • Experience of lecturing/teaching/training
  • Full valid UK driving licence and access to a car is desirable
  • Skills in the management of data are also important as the role includes collecting and analysing data to inform various pieces of service delivery, development and project work.

What’s in it for you?

You will be working with an ambitious and driven service that’s really going places, supported by an exceptional team of likeminded individuals who are keen to learn from you. You will have the resources and time to implement your strategic vision for therapies as this role will be key to the development of the service. This is an opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference, in a role where you have autonomy.

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.

Benefits and Rewards

  • 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
  • Essential role to making a real difference to the lives of children and young people
  • Career pathways and a dedicated learning and development team
  • The Hub – employee discounts, recognition cards, well-being centre
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” Programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Salary Finance
  • Flexible benefits scheme that allows you to adjust your benefits to suit you.

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-07909 713803

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 ID: 175123

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