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Children in Need is pump priming the ARCOS SMILE Project to help us set up a sensory and music room for children and their families with a wide range of disabilities and special educational needs.
The ARCOS mission: To promote and provide specialist training, comprehensive therapy and support for people with communication and/or swallowing problems, including those with multiple disabilities resulting from developmental or acquired brain injury.
“It is estimated that there are 2.5 million people in the UK with speech, language and communication needs." (Source: SLCN)
“Communication impairment is a hidden disability which is isolating and distressing. People often cannot explain the pain and frustration they feel. The loss of confidence and self-esteem can affect their personal and social relationships. Their disability can reduce their opportunities in education and employment." (Source: The Communications Forum)
ARCOS is concerned with the right to communicate: ARCOS focuses on the client. It aims to complement and extend current services for children and adults with communication difficulties caused by developmental or acquired brain damage via a number of initiatives. The knowledge, understanding, skills and technology are available and expanding rapidly. However, access to information and specialist skills is problematic. In addition, public awareness of the nature of difficulties commonly arising from brain injury and the possibilities afforded by current knowledge, skills and technology is limited.
"I was delighted to act as narrator for the 'Never Say Never' video." (Tony Robinson)
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Speech and Language Therapist required to work full-time as part of our multi-disciplinary team; able to work with children and/or adults. Bobath training would be an advantage. Must be able to work hands-on or prepared to learn.
Occupational Therapist (Band 5/6) required to work full-time (annual contract) as part of our inter-disciplinary team. Must be prepared to work hands-on for assessment and treatment of individuals with neurological conditions.
Neuro-physiotherapist Post(s) based at the ARCOS office, some travel involved. Car driver essential. This is a full-time post but may be shared by two neuro-physiotherapists to work in our specialist multi-disciplinary team based in Malvern, an exciting opportunity for someone with skill and ambition to develop their career.
Full-time Secretarial post at the ARCOS Centre in Malvern: Microsoft Office experience and accurate typing skills essential, familiarity with speech to text would be an advantage but if not training is available. This is a full-time post for an experienced secretary who is seeking employment that offers an opportunity to be part of an expanding team and help develop a busy national charity.
Please contact ARCOS for more details or arrange to visit and/or discuss either position.