Speech and Language Therapist Lead (109293)
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
Band 6 equivalent
Recruiter: Acorn Care and Education
Sector: TherapyJump to application form
Speech, Language & Communication Therapies Lead
Do you want to be part of and develop a Regional Well-being Hub covering leading SEN schools, residential homes and adult services?
Do you want to make a significant difference to a varied and professionally challenging group of children, young people and adults?
Do you want to create a nationally important resource with the substantial backing of a leading provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with complex needs?
Are you interested in and experienced in the field of complex or trauma related needs?
If so we have the role for you!
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays per annum (52 week) Salary: Highly competitive (Band 6 equivalent)
We're looking for a Speech & Language Therapist to join the Outcomes First Group to lead on Speech, Language & Communication Therapies within the East region. The post holder will form part of the Well-being Hub across the East region. However, mainly situated at Acorn Park School, but providing a service to other schools, residential homes and if required fostering agencies within the region.
Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.
About the Group
We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.
We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
About the Role
You will have oversight of the assigned provision(s) speech, language & communication offer at a universal, targeted and specialist level of intervention, ensuring that the Statement of Purpose/Local Offer is achieved.
Duties will include ensuring that a regular schedule of induction training in the chosen integrated care model is available and applied to all existing and joining staff, maintaining an accurate audit of need and evidence of fulfillment, processing referrals and assigning determined services in a timely fashion, being an efficient and effective budget holder for the specific modality ensuring that a high quality resourced environment is provided and maintained within the provision(s). The post holder will also be the direct Line Manager for any employed clinicians within the specific modality and be responsible for commissioning and processing additional services as identified via the referrals and admissions stages or as set out within children, young people and adult's Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) or as and when a need arises.
If qualification/certification permits provide employed clinicians within the responsible modality with clinical supervision.
If time capacity permits provide a Speech & Language Therapy service within the designated provision(s). To work collaboratively to promote the well-being and best interests of children, young people and adults and the effectiveness of the service in achieving its aims and objectives; undertaking all aspects of speech and language therapy clinical duties, working within the ethical framework provided by the rules of professional conduct. To provide advice, information and training to staff, other members of the well-being/clinical team, commissioners and other agencies regarding the complex assessment and needs of children, young people and adult's. To provide input to the well-being/clinical teams; supporting practice across the Outcomes First Group and contributing to the professional development of staff, research and dissemination of understanding, knowledge and good, evidence- based practice relevant to autism, learning difficulties, attachment behaviours and associated conditions including behaviours that challenge.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Speech & Language Therapist to join our Regional Well-being Hub to lead on the delivery of Speech, Language & Communication Therapies.
Being part of the multi-disciplinary team you will help provide all levels of intervention to surrounding provisions within the Outcomes First Group, so the post holder will need to have their own means of transport. The post-holder will work independently 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. A key aspect of the role will be ensuring the delivery of informed interventions at a universal, targeted and specialist level to support our wider teams in meeting our children, young peoples and adult's needs and when assessed as necessary provide direct one to one sessions as part of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
The role is required to take place in a range of settings across the group in overseeing and applying assessments and the delivery of therapeutic sessions as directed and supervised by the Regional Wellbeing Services Manager. 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.
Essential Criteria (for a full list see the job description)
- A recognised Speech & Language Therapist qualification
- Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team
- Experience of working with children, young people and/or adults
- Demonstrable ability to complete clinical tasks
- Ability to work collaboratively with a range of key partners
- Ability to work sensitively with people and resolve conflict
Why work for us
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
- Social activities
- 'Your Well-being Matters'
- Employee Rewards Hub
- Free School meals on site
- No two days are ever the same
- Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
- Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
- Access to an allocated budget assigned for continuous professional development, training and on costs for a clear career path
- Supportive team environment
- Well-resourced provision
- Ongoing funded clinical supervision/Licence
Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk. If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or to arrange a visit please contact Katrina Carmen on Katrina.Carman@acornparkschool.co.uk
The Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS and necessary checks. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for
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Acorn Care and EducationAcorn Care 1 Ltd, 1 Merchants Place, Bolton, Greater Manchester
Nearby train stations
Nearby bus stops
- opp, school, Crown Street
- Adj, school, Crown Street
- opp, Grey's Manor, Winfarthing Road
- Adj, Grey's Manor, Winfarthing Road
- opp, Phone Box, Crown Street
- Banham Community Primary School
- Acorn Park School
- Kenninghall Community Primary School
- Old Buckenham High School
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