Location: Flexible, Colchester (Essex) area working in partnership with a Speech and Language Therapist at satellite/regional hubs. The final decision on the hub location(s) will depend on the geographical area of the therapists recruited
Hours: Minimum 22.5 hours (3 days) per week
Salary: £31,365 to £37,890 FTE (plus benefits) dependent on experience (based on FTE 37.5 hour working week)
Contract Terms: Permanent
Share in our passion and ambition to deliver high quality, compassionate and life changing therapies to unlock the potential of disabled children?
Want to work in a team where you will feel supported, appreciated and valued?
Then take a step towards Brainwave….
We are adapting our service to offer support in accessible locations in partner venues (hubs) outside of our main Centre in Bridgwater, Somerset. We plan to implement this model in the coming months.
The successful candidates will have experience of using a range of interventions and strategies to support complex communication needs of children with learning disabilities and profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Families attend a one-day initial assessment or reassessment and during that time, you will get to know them well, finding out what matters to them. Having the time to talk through the programme with families is invaluable, as you can not only demonstrate and teach them, but discuss the rationale behind why you have suggested them.
Our multi-disciplinary team predominantly work with children from birth to 12 years with a range of conditions and diagnoses including: cerebral palsy, developmental delay, autism, brain Injury, Down’s syndrome, plus other genetic conditions, and children with no formal diagnosis.
This is what Mike; Senior Specialist Physiotherapist with Brainwave says:
“What I love about Brainwave is that I get to spend all day with one family and that each child regardless of their condition is given the same amount of time and attention. No day is ever the same, one day I may be working with 6-month-old Rosie on her head control and the next day I’ll be working with 7-year-old Zack to focus on his running pattern.
Working so closely with families to empower them to be part of the treatment journey is incredible as you really get to see the impact you’re making to their everyday lives. There are not many jobs where you can say: I helped Sophie take her first ever steps! Seeing the joy in everyone’s eyes is something that stays with you forever and to think I’m a part of that is just an incredible feeling. It’s so incredibly rewarding to see how much they’ve achieved when they come back for their follow up appointment 4-6 months later.”
How to apply
Please read the person specification and then complete the application form using the links below.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.