Speech and Language Therapist

Role:                    Speech and Language Therapist

Location:             Sutton-In- Ashfield; Nottinghamshire.

Contract:              Permanent, Full time

Salary:                  £25,655 starting salary


Are you excited by working during times of transformative change? Do you want to be part of a developing Clinical Services/Regional Well-Being Hub supporting specialist schools and residential homes?

Do you want to make a significant difference to a varied and professionally challenging group of children and young people?

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 working with the challenges associated with ASD, complex needs and early developmental trauma related needs?

If so we have the role for you! We’re looking for a newly qualified Speech and Language Therapist to join Outcomes First Group.

The post holder will provide speech and language therapy services across the Westbourne Hub under the supervision of the highly specialist speech and language therapist and clinical lead. Mainly situated at Westbourne School, but developing a resourceful 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 role

The Speech and Language Therapy role is an exciting clinical role, covering multiple sites in a geographical operating region across residential care, education and fostering. We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic clinician excited by working within times of transformative change. You will mainly be located within Westbourne School.

The post-holder will work 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 i.e. standardised assessments and clinical services. A key aspect of the role will be to deliver informed interventions at a universal, targeted and specialist level to support our wider teams in meeting our children, young peoples and adult’s needs in line with set Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing services of, but not limited to – Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational and Sensory Integration Therapy, Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Therapy Assistants and other appropriate professions as the allocated services require to meet the needs of children, young people and adult’s.

The newly appointed Clinical Well-Being Locality Lead is a Speech and Language Therapist by professional background and you will report directly into her.


 • Degree/Masters in Speech and Language Therapy (or equivalent)

• Current HCPC registration.

• Membership of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy.

• Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a team setting.

• Strong knowledge and skills to assess/manage the specialist client group. (Complex communication issues relating to autism, including language disorder, sensory impairment, learning disabilities/difficulties and associated challenging behaviour)

• The ability to select and apply current theory and clinical practice in the provision of speech and language therapy services to relevant populations.

• The enthusiasm and ability to engage and motivate young people.

Why work for us

  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Pension
  • 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 contact Dr. Leanne Johnson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Regional Head of Children’s Clinical Services to find out more about Clinical Services within Outcomes First Group; Leanne.Johnson@hillcrest-cs.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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.