Overview

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Job Title:          Speech and Language Therapist

Location:          The Tower School, Essex

Salary:             Up to £53,200 (dependent on experience)  plus £3000 Welcome Bonus and Relocation package £3000. (Relocation package dependent/ agreed based on distance)

Hours:              37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 4.00pm

Contract:          Permanent – 52 weeks 

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.

About the role

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist to join our in-house Clinical Team, at The Tower School in Essex. Working collaboratively with the site, you will deliver bespoke assessment and intervention plans for pupils with developmental trauma, autism, ADHD and SEMH needs.

Working within overall framework of the service policies and procedures, you will be supporting the integration of the 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 the wellbeing and clinical rainbow strategy at a universal and enhanced specialist level to support our wider teams in meeting our people’s needs in line with set Education, Health Plan (EHCP).

Options Autism has recently launched an innovative new Autism Strategy. The main objective is to continually progress in our approach to education provision in an environment conducive to the strengths and needs of autistic pupils within our schools. The strategy emphasises the importance of genuine engagement and empathic relationships to increase every individual’s experience of meaningful achievements and positive emotions. It has been created and refined, through a review of current autism literature and consultation from the Lived Experience Expert Panel, made up of autistic pupils and parents of autistic people, a clinical multi-disciplinary team and the OFG Advisory Board. The foundations of the strategy are three core principles: Ask, Accept and Develop – AAD.

Our well-established Clinical Team, maintain a nurturing environment 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 people are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible. 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: The Tower School, Essex

The Tower School

About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of special needs education. 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 for.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education 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 or complex needs setting
  • 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) (Essential)
  • Clear and concise report writing relating to clinical and research activities.
  • Experience of multi-professional work with teams or services within the designated speciality preferred. Newly qualified candidates will be considered.
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Hold a full UK driving licence, with access to a car (Desirable)

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

 Why work for us?

Alongside working with a network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection and practice development, Outcomes First Group offer an array of flexible benefit options:

Benefits

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • £2,000 training allowance
  • £2000 Welcome Bonus
  • Life Assurance
    Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
  • Work 4 days, be paid for 5 *T&C’s apply – following  successful completion of the probation period

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

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