Wellbeing and Clinical Locality Lead/Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Children & Adults)
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Job Title: Wellbeing and Clinical Locality Lead/Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Children & Adults)
Location: Underley Gardens School, North West and part home based.
Salary: £55,000 to £60,000 (dependent on experience) plus £2k Welcome Bonus
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Contract: Permanent, 52 weeks per annum
Essential: Full UK Driving Licence and access to own vehicle required
Who we are looking for
We’re looking for an experienced clinician with demonstrable leadership skills to join our expanding team as our Wellbeing and Clinical Locality Lead / Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. Holding clinical responsibility, you will contribute to bespoke assessment and intervention plans for our children and adults 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, Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational and Sensory Integration Therapy, Psychotherapy, and Therapy Assistants as the allocated services require. Collaborating to ensure we meet the needs of the young people and adults that we care for with our care and educational colleagues.
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 delivery of informed clinical interventions at a universal, enhanced and specialist level to support our wider teams in meeting our people’s needs in line with set Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP).
This role is a new position in our services, and as a result some establishment of systems, procedures and processes will be required to develop a new clinical Hub around established services. This will require some understanding of change management and an ability to effectively communicate across multiple sites. The sites are a mixture of adult residential homes, a school and onsite children’s residential homes.
This role will include clinical practice and clinical supervision of the services current Speech and Language Therapists. The services this post will support provides a range of interventions to meet a wide range of needs across adults and paediatrics and an experienced therapist with a range of professional experiences is required to meet the need of the provisions. A contemporary understanding of working with a neurodivergent SALT caseload will be essential to this post.
Our Clinical Wellbeing Teams maintain nurturing environments where our pupils can flourish, always putting them at the forefront of everything they do. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, and our pupils and adults are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible.
When it comes to looking after our pupils and adults we strive for excellence, which is why we are the leading service provider in the UK. With this in mind, we are looking for a Clinical and Wellbeing Locality Lead who shares our vision; to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world.
Location: Underley Gardens School/Hub, North West
About the Group
Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland and Wales 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 2023, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fourth year running.
Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care and Options Autism.
For more information on the group please visit: https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/
- Recognised Speech and Language degree.
- Registered with the HCPC and BPS or equivalent.
- Experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams.
- Experience of working with 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
- Experience of lecturing/teaching/training
- Full valid UK driving licence and access to a car is necessary.
- 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 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
- Car allowance
- 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 our pupils
- 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 pupils. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.
Job ID: 229043