Clinical Lead

Clinical Lead

Hours:  37.5 hours per week

Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays per annum (52 week)

Salary:£50,000- £60,000


Are you excited by working during times of transformative change?

Do you want to be part of developing a 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 Clinical Lead/Regional Well-Being Lead to join the Outcomes First Group.

The post holder will hold clinical responsibility across the East region.  Mainly situated at Acorn Park 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 Group

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

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN 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. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.



About The Role

The Clinical Lead is an exciting and specialist clinical and management role, covering multiple sites in a geographical operating region across residential care, education and fostering.

The post holder and their supporting team will be located within Acorn Park School, which is undergoing a period of transformative change.

The post holder will hold clinical responsibility, manage and develop 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 post holder will be responsible for the outstanding functionality of the Wellbeing Hub achieved through a substantial resource being at their disposal.


Who we are looking for

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic clinician such as a Clinical Psychologist or Educational Psychologist to manage and hold clinical responsibility for our East Region.

The multi-disciplinary team will help provide all levels of service intervention to surrounding provisions within the Outcomes First Group, so the post holder will need to have their own means of transport. The post-holder will work independently 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 quality assuring the hub and its delivery of 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 role is required to take place in a range of settings across the group in applying assessments and the delivery of clinical/medical intervention. Skills in the management of data are also important as the role includes collecting and analysing data to inform various pieces of service delivery, development and project work.


Essential Criteria (for a full list see the job description)

  • Post Graduate Qualification, for example MA / Doctorate
  • First degree in psychology, education, social work or related discipline.
  • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and manage strategically
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of key partners
  • Ability to work sensitively with people and resolve conflict.


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
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • 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 If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or to arrange a visit please contact Katrina Carmen on  Please contact Dr. Leanne Johnson, Regional Head of Children’s Clinical Services to find out more about Clinical Services within Outcomes First Group;

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