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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.
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Training and therapy carried out by ARCOS is based on the Bobath Approach. Therapists are Bobath trained, following a first training that may be in physiotherapy, occupational therapy or speech and language therapy. ARCOS Director, Kay Coombes is a Bobath Tutor as well as a specialist speech and language therapist and member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She has considerable teaching and clinical experience with children and adults who have brain injury.
ARCOS focuses particularly on communication and eating difficulties. Each of these complex functions requires an effective ‘postural background’ that is as normal as possible. In addition, ARCOS uses the latest developments in the specialist field of communication e.g. high tech alternatives to speech and up-to-date knowledge, based on scientific research into eating and swallowing disorders caused by neurological conditions. The result is a holistic, up-to-date Bobath based approach to the physical, psychological and social problems of disabled people.
ARCOS is concerned with the right to communicate. It aims to complement and extend current services for children and adults with communication difficulties caused by developmental or acquired brain damage by 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 is limited.
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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.