Job Details

Job title:              Wellbeing Coordinator

Location:             Leigh/Preston

Salary:                 Up to £35,525 per annum, dependent on experience

Hours:                 37.5 hours per week

Contract:             Permanent, 38 wks per annum

 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinician to provide support to our Holden School in Leigh, and Oakfield House School in Preston.

We are looking for a Wellbeing Coordinator who can work with individual and small groups of children, taking a lead role in managing and delivering clinical support to pupils. Ensuring the safe management, supervision and directing of the clinical input to our children and young people.

You will provide advice and guidance to pupils relating to their social & emotional wellbeing, therapeutic needs and access to education. Establishing productive working relationships with both pupils, carers and school staff.  Acting as a role model to establish and maintain constructive relationships, exchanging information, facilitating support for their child’s attendance,  and access to learning as well as home to school and community links.

Our well-established Clinical Team maintain a nurturing and loving environment where our children can flourish. Always putting our children and young people at the forefront of everything they do. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, and our children and young people are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible.

You will be responsible for managing and monitor universal, enhanced and specialist services / assessments for young people e.g. Educational Psych. Assessments, CBT, and Play Therapy. In line with EHCP’s / LAC Care Plans & commissioned services including case management oversight. You will line manage a team of wellbeing and therapeutic professionals  and monitor and measure the impact of services on our young people.

When it comes to looking after our children, we strive for excellence, which is why we are the leading children services provider in the UK.  With this in mind, we are looking for a Wellbeing Coordinator 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.

Educated with appropriate clinical qualifications to a degree level, you will be calm, engaging, and resilient, enjoy working as part of a team, and be genuinely motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

Location: Based at The Holden School, Leigh also supporting Oakfield House School, Preston.

The Holden School caters for Children and Young People aged between 4 and 16. Pupils may have learning difficulties and/or low attainment that are associated with their SEMH/ASC needs. Pupils may have specific learning difficulties associated with ASC, a range of complex learning and communication needs and additional needs such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. Pupils may be admitted on the basis of their need for therapeutic support.

Oakfield House School is situated in Salwick near Kirkham. A beautiful country house, set in eight acres of parkland and dates back to the 1880’s. The school is easily accessible from the M6, M55 and the M65. It is registered for 42 boys and girls aged 5 to 12 years. The pupils at Oakfield school have a range of educational needs including emotional, social and Mental Health difficulties which have made it hard for them to cope with mainstream primary schooling. We are also able to provide a unique provision for children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and children with complex needs in a purpose built facility attached to the school.

.About the Group:

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate and care for.

We are really proud to say that in October 2021, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the third year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group and Options Autism.

For more information on the group please visit: https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Recognised and relevant Clinical qualification to degree level i.e. Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Counselling/Psychotherapy.
  • Registration with appropriate Clinical bodies
  • Driving licence and access to vehicle
  • Experience of line management
  • Experience of working with specified client groups

 

What’s in it for you?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment where our people are heard, respected and hugely valued. We want our employees to come to work with energy, determination and most importantly we want them to be happy in their work. We are well aware that it is our highly skilled teams that make Outcomes First Group the success it is, and we want this to continue. This is why we provide a range of benefits designed to support you, not just in your work life but also on a personal level too. We want you to be the best you can be, and offer genuine opportunities for career development and progression.

Benefits and Rewards

  • Holidays starting at 30 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • An extra day’s holiday for a special day of your choice (birthday, child’s first day at school etc.)
  • Professional support network
  • Contributory Pension
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
  • Career pathways and a dedicated learning and development team
  • The Hub – employee discounts, recognition cards, well-being centre
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” Programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Salary Finance

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

At Outcomes First Group we are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.