Speech and Language Therapist
Manor House School, Horsham, West Sussex
Up to £30,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience
Part Time, 2 days per week
We currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join our clinical team based in Slinfold as we expand our clinical provision, having a real impact and implementing a holistic, therapeutic approach.
About the Group
Outcomes First Group are innovators in education and care and the leading children’s service provider in the UK. We have 3 specialist divisions within the group: Options for Autism, National Fostering Agency and Acorn Education and Care. This role sits within our Education and Care division where we provide services across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEMH 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. We are pleased to have achieved a 94% Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ for our homes.
The successful applicant will work within 2 settings based on the same site: Manor House School and Burghwood House. Manor House School is a DfE registered independent school that caters for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health needs between the ages of 7-18 years old. Burghwood House is a dedicated residential children’s home also specifically for children with SEMH needs.
We employ staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
About the role
This opportunity is one of three newly commissioned posts that have been created to shape and develop our local clinical wellbeing service. Our wellbeing approach is one that aims to address the whole person, not just from a purely clinical perspective but starting with biological aspects then moving on to physiological and psychological symptoms. A multidisciplinary perspective with an overall therapeutic approach. The successful applicant will work alongside an Occupational Therapist, a Clinical Psychologist and our Regional Head of Clinical Services in delivering the best possible outcomes to those within our care at Manor House School and Burghwood House, whilst also forming part of a group wide specialist, clinical wellbeing team.
You will provide specialist Speech and Language Therapy input to the children within our care, ensuring their well-being and best interests at all times. You will be involved in the development of diverse, effective and innovative approaches to support and develop the functional communication skills of children with complex communication needs.
In brief your role would involve
- Performing Speech and Language Therapy assessments of clients with diverse presentations to identify needs and formulate intervention plans
- Developing and supporting the delivery of individualised intervention programmes and/or group sessions using your knowledge of evidence based practice
- Evaluating client progress, reassessing and updating intervention programmes as required
- Providing advice, information and training to staff, other members of the multi-disciplinary support/ clinical wellbeing team, commissioners and other agencies relevant to developmental language disorder (DLD), autistic spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, attachment difficulties, and conditions.
Key Skills Required
As a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, the following criteria are essential:
- Recognised and relevant Speech & Language Therapy degree, HCPC and RCSLT registration
- Knowledge of a range of assessment tools and evidence of skilled application
- Experience of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work within a range of settings
- Previous relevant work experience with children
- Ideally, hold a valid UK driving licence and have access to transport due to the rural location of the site
Experience within our specialist client group of children who have SEMH needs is desirable
In return we offer:
- Professional supervision
- A network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development
- Company Pension Scheme and benefits
- “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
- Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
- Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of others and make a positive difference
- Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
- No two days are ever the same
For more information please apply online or contact Dr Esmoreit Sleyster, Regional Head of Children’s Clinical Services on Esmoreit.Sleyster@ofgl.co.uk
Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.
We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.