Job Details


Speech and Language Therapist (Equivalent to Band 5)

Salary:                 £24,214 - £30,112 dependant on experience

Location:             Underley Garden, Kirkby Lonsdale

Hours:                  40 hours (term time only)


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We are looking for Speech and Language Therapist to join our team at Underley Garden in Kirkby Lonsdale. 


About the School

The young people who attend Underley Garden all have an EHCP/statement of special educational needs. Underley meets the needs of a range of SEN including; Autism, Learning Difficulties, Mental Health & Medical needs and related behavioural difficulties.

About the Group

We are part of the Acorn Care and Education Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist who will provide the speech and language service at Underley Garden, including working, planning and providing a clinical service for the children and young people in our care who have a wide range of speech, language and communication disorders.


Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for full details regarding this position.


Who we are looking for

We are looking for people with the belief that they can make positive changes.

You will be a responsible, friendly, and an organised person who has a passion for caring and providing an excellent speech and language service to the children and young people in our care.


Essential Criteria

  • Provide specialist assessment, differential diagnosis and implementation of SaLT management to children and young people
  • Plan and deliver client centred SaLT service to the children and young people
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the assessments and provide advice as appropriate
  • Dealing with both internal and external professionals and parents / carers
  • Good communication skills
  • Compassionate – good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with children and young people, other staff remaining sensitive and empathetic
  • Intuitive and caring nature
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the children and young people


Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people 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
  • Free School Meals whilst on shift
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Gym membership
  • School campsite
  • Employee Rewards Hub

Applications are invited online through our Underley Garden website:

If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact Marie Lawson, Office Manager on 015242 71569.

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.