We’re hiring! Specialist Speech & Language Therapist Job Vacancy

23 May 2024

Join our clinical team at CPotential.

Come and join our vibrant integrated multidisciplinary team, to provide a high-quality Speech & Language Therapy Service for a caseload of children and young people with a variety of physical, learning, and social needs at CPotential.

You’ll be responsible for your own clinical supervision and caseload and supervise junior staff, students, and therapy assistants.

  • Permanent contract, but flexible – part-time
  • 15 -22.5 hours per week (Flexible, with occasional weekend, as well as school holidays)
  • £37,152 – £43,994 pro-rata per year, dependent on experience
  • 30 days annual leave per year, with 3 days to be taken around Christmas (pro-rata)
  • Based at CPotential, 143 Coppetts Road, London N10 1JP

Child and carer with speech and language therapist at CPotentialYou will be an experienced clinician with a recognised Speech & Language Therapy degree qualification, be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT) and have experience of providing assessment, management, and intervention for a wide range of communication needs for children with complex neurological and genetic conditions.

We are looking for someone professional and confident to be part of driving the strategy forward, and keen to make recommendations for innovations and be responsible for the implementation of such change.

You will manage a caseload of children and their families with varied and sometimes complex needs, undertaking appropriate assessment, intervention, and evaluation through programmes of therapy and support.

You will be a clear communicator and liaise with a wide range of people to include clients and their families, education, local authority, NHS services as well as independent and voluntary sector partners.

If you are keen to get on board at a very exciting time in the charity’s 60-year history, please get in touch as soon as possible.

For further charity insight, we encourage you to watch our video below and browse CPotential’s social media pages across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

How to apply

  1. Download and read our full Job Pack – CPotential Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Job Pack May 24
  2. Then email info@cpotential.org.uk with your CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability, and why you would like to work for CPotential.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

CE Summer Group – 29th July to 23rd August 2024

20 May 2024

Is your child’s school or conductive education sessions closing for the Summer holidays? If so, we encourage you to try our new CE Summer Group at CPotential.

About the CE Summer Group

Children sitting in the Rondo for regulation time at CE Summer Group for children with movement disorders.

  • Maximum of 6 children per group
  • Suitable for children with a primary movement disorder, aged from 4 to 10 years
  • The groups are 4 days per week for a 2-week block, with 3-day bookings as a minimum. (We will accept bookings for one week only)
  • Sessions are 3.5 hours in duration and take place from Monday to Thursday at 9.30am to 1pm. Arrival from 9.15am for a prompt 9.30am start.

CE stands for Conductive Education, and is also known as the Peto method. This unique holistic approach helps children with physical disabilities improve their key life skills and gain independence. One of the main principles of the Peto method is that everyone has potential, and the potential to learn. The Peto method views each child and appreciates the person, instead of focusing on one targeted area only.

CE focuses on a child’s abilities with a can-do attitude, breaking down tasks into smaller steps to make them achievable, so children can experience success and self-belief. CE uses many ‘tools’, such as repetition, acoustic cueing, the environment and the group setting itself. Overall, the children improve their skills and apply them into functional activities, such as play or self-care.

The Peto method includes areas of development to improve a child’s physical abilities, social and communication skills, play skills, self-care, as well as understanding of the world around them.

What happens at the CE Summer Group

  • CE group sessions will be filled with motivation and positive feedback to support the children’s self-esteem, meanwhile they may grow a better understanding of the world around them within the set themes of the weeks.
  • The children will attend each Summer Group session with their parent/carer, providing an opportunity to share achievements with their children as well as meeting other families.
  • Each session will be paced for the children’s needs and abilities with active breaks between the sessions, and an opportunity to relax in a stimulating environment between activities.
  • Applications will be reviewed by professionals to make sure the CE Summer Group is beneficial for the child.
  • Please bring snacks/drinks.

Key benefits of the CE Summer Group

  • Improvements to gross motor skills, and body and spatial awareness, resulting in being able to move the body better to achieve more independence. That may mean sitting or standing with reduced support to some children, while rolling or stepping for some others. The daily routine will include a set task series in lying/sitting/standing positions as well as mobility activities. The children will gain confidence in knowing what to expect by becoming familiar with the set routine.
  • Improved hand skills, such as grasp and release or aiming, helping children to better participate in playing, eating as well as supporting themselves with their hands by holding onto objects.
  • Improved social and communication skills, as in greeting peers, participating in turn-taking activities, and making/ expressing choices, as well as learning a routine. All resulting in better participation in playing.
  • Due to the above improvements to various skills, this will help to improve self-care skills, engaging with parents/siblings/peers, and improved access to everyday activities.

How much does the CE Summer Group cost?

**As this is a brand-new service to CPotential, we are offering an introductory 25% discount which is included in the prices below**

New to CPotential?

If you are new to our services, you’ll need to come and see us for an initial assessment (£45 fee) so please register as soon as possible and we’ll send you our pre-assessment form to complete.

All appointments take place at CPotential, 143 Coppetts Road, London N10 1JP.

How to book?

Please complete our short registration below and our appointments team will be in touch shortly.

1Your information
2Child/ young person information
3CE Summer Group at CPotential
  • Your information

Summer Intensive Therapy – 29th July to 23rd August 2024

8 May 2024

Summer Intensive Therapy at CPotential

Join us at CPotential for Intensive Therapy during the Summer Holidays:

  • Weeks 1 and 2 – Monday 29th July to Friday 9th August
  • Weeks 3 and 4 – Monday 12th August to Friday 23rd August.

Summer intensives are generally 10-day blocks, that will start on either 29th July or 12th August. However, if you are hoping to book a shorter block, or non-consecutive weeks/days, these requests will still be reviewed and we will confirm this availability closer to the start of the intensives. Please explain your preferences in the form below.

We’ll apply a 20% discount when 5 consecutive days of the same therapy type are booked (*subject to availability). Available services are:

  • Boy in robotic wearable device called ATLAS 2030 ExoskeletonATLAS Exo (robotic exoskeleton) – New at CPotential!
  • Physiotherapy (Spider, Galileo vibration plates, LiteGait, iJoy, Treadmill training, Therasuit, and more)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • CIMT/Upper Limb Therapy/Bimanual Skills and Functional Hand Skills
  • DMI (Dynamic Movement Intervention)
  • Conductive Education (individual sessions only)
  • Music Therapy.

Click here for our baseline fees

Our wide range of integrated intensive therapies can improve:

  • Functional and self-care skills for everyday activities, such as walking, dressing and eating.
  • Interaction and engagement
  • Muscle strength and balance
  • Coordination and motor planning
  • Body awareness and sensory processing
  • Communication skills.

New to CPotential?

If you are new to our services, you’ll need to come and see us for an initial assessment (£45 fee) so please register as soon as possible and we’ll send you our pre-assessment form to complete.

All appointments take place at CPotential, 143 Coppetts Road, London N10 1JP.

How to Register

Please complete our short form below and our team will be in contact soon to discuss your registration.

1Your information
2Child/ young person information
3Intensives at CPotential
  • Your information

 

Caretaker (Permanent, Part-time) – Job Vacancy

9 April 2024

Now hiring image with maintenance tools. Caretaker role at CPotential

Are you a Jack or Jill of all trades? We need someone we can trust to take care of our Centre, inside and out.

Download Caretaker Job Description

CPotential is a registered charity providing a unique range of integrated therapy and support for children and young people with movement disorders, due to conditions such as cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and acquired brain injury.

You’ll ensure the smooth running of the building and keep the grounds in good order, carrying out a range of different duties including; general maintenance and checks, security and supervision of the site. You’ll be one of our primary key holders, having responsibility for the security of the building and associated areas.

This is a job where your skills will ensure our Centre is a warm, welcoming and well-run building.

If you’d like to be part of our team then we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply

Download Caretaker Job Description

Then email info@cpotential.org.uk with your CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability, and why you would like to work for CPotential.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Watch our video to find out more about CPtotential and hear from some of the families we’ve helped along the way.

Story Lab Greenscreen Workshop – 23rd March Creative Club

19 March 2024

Story at a green screen workshop - Creative Club

Groundswell Arts LogoWe can’t believe we’ve reached our last Creative Club, but it’s been a whole year of super creativity and lots of fun! We’ve enjoyed meeting everyone too, so thank you to everyone who has been part of this artistic journey with us.

Thank you so much once again to Scope for funding this engaging 12 months, and to local charity Groundswell Arts for their huge efforts and wonderfully crafted sessions. Thanks also to their talented artist friends who have run sessions inbetween too.

Join us for our last Creative Club this coming Saturday and let’s go out in style. Suitable for children and young people with a primary movement disorder, ideally aged 4 and over.  Siblings are encouraged to join us too 🙂

Saturday 23rd March – 10.30am to 12.30pm – Story Lab – Greenscreen Workshop 

Groundswell Arts will lead our final Creative Club this term as a pop-up Story Lab.

In this session, families will have the chance to make puppets and sets and use iPad filmmaking to create their own Green Screen Films. We then hope to be able to share and celebrate each other’s films at the end of the session. Bring on the popcorn! www.groundswellarts.com . Follow @groundswell_arts on Instagram

BOOK HERE for Story Lab – Greenscreen Workshop

Have fun everyone!

Artist and child in front of green screen at Creative ClubWe’re currently applying for future funding, so watch this space for upcoming creative sessions. If you know of anyone who may like to fund or invest in our Creative Clubs, please email Johanna Vigilante – Director of Partnerships and Communications.

Read more of our news. 

Funded by:

Scope disability charity logo

 

Wellbeing and Support Group for Parent Carers

15 March 2024

Lady meditating on the bed with a laptop. Connect In Wellbeing and Support Group for Parent Carers

Are you a parent carer/care giver of a child with special needs who is yearning for a bit of space and reconnection with yourself?

Come and join Charlie Lyons, Wellbeing and Development Coach of Connect In to reconnect, refuel and resource. Starting April 2024.

Charlie has been supporting parents with their wellbeing for over 10 years. With 20 years experience of working with children and families with special needs, she knows all too well the added strain on the wellbeing of parent carers.

The purpose of the Wellbeing & Support Group is to gift you:

  • Some space
  • Guide your reconnection
  • Share resources and wisdom
  • Plug into the power of the ‘parent carer’ community.

Free taster session – Wednesday March 27th at 8.30pm – 9.30pm – Register here

During these supportive online group sessions, you will:

  • Wellbeing courtesy of Sage FriedmanGet to sit back, relax and reconnect through guided mindfulness and meditation techniques.
  • Explore some thoughts on parent carer wellbeing.
  • Connect and share (if you want to) in a safe, confidential and small setting with other parent carers.

What you’ll need during the sessions

  • Just yourselves really, but if that’s not possible, children can be present.
  • Access to a computer, phone or tablet to join the group, and you may like to have a pad and pen handy.
  • Find a comfy, private space and have to hand all that you need for the one hour.

When will the group take place?

Every week for one hour during term time – beginning in April, after the school easter holidays.

How much does it cost?

Free taster session – Wednesday March 27th at 8.30pm – 9.30pm – Register here

Try the first one for free, then just like a kids club you sign up and pay for each half term. It’s a club for you!

  • £50 per half term (Less than £10 per session) – paid via invoice for bank transfer on sign up.

This rate is provided so it’s accessible and less financially impactful if sessions are missed for appointments etc.

Register here and complete the short registration form.

Please spread the word to other parent carers who you feel would benefit.

Father with daughter in Mollii Suit

Empower Every Step: Supporting Children’s Movement Matters

13 March 2024

Girl and Physiotherapist in Spider Cage at CPotential

March marks an important occasion for millions around the globe as it’s recognised as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month Logo

This month serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges faced by individuals living with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families. It’s also a time for advocacy, education, and action to support those affected by this neurological condition.

Cerebral palsy is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. It affects muscle coordination and body movement, often causing physical disability. While cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition, early intervention, therapy, and support can significantly improve a child’s quality of life.

In light of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, we’re proud to announce the launch of our fundraising campaign: “Children’s Movement Matters.

This initiative aims to raise both awareness and funds to support children with movement disorders, including cerebral palsy. Under the banner of “Empower Every Step,” our goal is to provide resources and assistance to children and families navigating the challenges of movement disorders.

Girl walking across ladder at CPotential - physiotherapyFor children with cerebral palsy, every step forward is a victory. Yet, many face barriers to accessing the necessary treatments and therapies that can help them thrive. This is where the “Children’s Movement Matters” campaign steps in. Through your generous donations, we can ensure that children with cerebral palsy receive the support they need to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential.

The impact of cerebral palsy extends beyond physical limitations. It affects every aspect of a child’s life, including their social interactions, education, and emotional wellbeing. By rallying behind initiatives like “Children’s Movement Matters,” we can create a more inclusive and supportive environment for children with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders.

Our message is simple: Empower Every Step and Make A Donation Today.

Your contribution, no matter how big or small, can make a difference in the lives of children and young people with movement disorders. Every donation counts.

As part of our campaign, we invite you to join us in spreading awareness about cerebral palsy and the importance of supporting children’s movement. Share our message with your friends, family, and communities. Together, we can raise awareness, break down barriers, and ensure that every child with cerebral palsy has the opportunity to thrive.

Child crawling in Conductive Education at CPotentialTo all those who have been touched by cerebral palsy, whether directly or indirectly, your support is invaluable. Together, let’s make a difference. Join us in our mission to empower every step and support children with movement disorders. Donate today to make a meaningful impact.

Remember, Children’s Movement Matters. Together, we can help keep children moving forward.

Donate Today to Support Children with Movement Disorders!

Donate ONLINE  or, 

TEXT Donate 

Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org

  • To donate £1, text CPKIDS to 70201
  • To donate £3, text CPKIDS to 70331
  • To donate £5, text CPKIDS to 70970
  • To donate £10, text CPKIDS to 70191

Let’s make March not just a month of awareness but a month of action and progress for children with cerebral palsy and movement disorders.

Thank you for your support and compassion.

 

Summer Intensive Therapy – 29th July to 23rd August 2024

29 February 2024

Summer Intensive Therapy at CPotential

Join us at CPotential for Intensive Therapy during the Summer Holidays:

  • Weeks 1 and 2 – Monday 29th July to Friday 9th August
  • Weeks 3 and 4 – Monday 12th August to Friday 23rd August.

Summer intensives are generally 10-day blocks, that will start on either 29th July or 12th August. However, if you are hoping to book a shorter block, or non-consecutive weeks/days, these requests will still be reviewed and we will confirm this availability closer to the start of the intensives. Please explain your preferences in the form below.

We’ll apply a 20% discount when 5 consecutive days of the same therapy type are booked (*subject to availability). Available services are:

  • Boy in robotic wearable device called ATLAS 2030 ExoskeletonATLAS Exo (robotic exoskeleton) – New at CPotential!
  • Physiotherapy (Spider, Galileo vibration plates, LiteGait, iJoy, Treadmill training, Therasuit, and more)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • CIMT/Upper Limb Therapy/Bimanual Skills and Functional Hand Skills
  • DMI (Dynamic Movement Intervention)
  • Conductive Education (individual sessions only)
  • Music Therapy.

Click here for our baseline fees

Our wide range of integrated intensive therapies can improve:

  • Functional and self-care skills for everyday activities, such as walking, dressing and eating.
  • Interaction and engagement
  • Muscle strength and balance
  • Coordination and motor planning
  • Body awareness and sensory processing
  • Communication skills.

New to CPotential?

If you are new to our services, you’ll need to come and see us for an initial assessment (£45 fee) so please register as soon as possible and we’ll send you our pre-assessment form to complete.

All appointments take place at CPotential, 143 Coppetts Road, London N10 1JP.

How to Register

Please complete our short form below and our team will be in contact soon to discuss your registration.

1Your information
2Child/ young person information
3Intensives at CPotential
  • Your information

 

Spring and Sushi Creative Club – Sat 9th March

24 February 2024

Tulips in a field with photos of sushi making at Creative Club

Thanks to our grant from Scope, we can continue our FREE Creative Club sessions until the end of March 2024.

Groundswell Arts LogoLocal charity Groundswell Arts is also still on board to deliver these fun and interactive activities, along with some of their talented artist friends.

All sessions are crafted for children and young people aged 4 and above, with a primary movement disorder. (Depending on the session, younger is fine). Siblings welcome!

Here are our upcoming sessions below, so please get booking these wonderfully engaging and FREE sessions if you haven’t done so already, and spread the word to families who haven’t tried it yet.

Saturday 9th March – 10.30am to 12.30am – Spring and Sushi 

NB: For families when booking, please let us know if children have any food allergies or what they can/can’t safely eat, and we’ll try to offer some alternatives for trying things or sensory play.

Plate of sushiJoin Naoko Ishihara for this Japanese-inspired session. Spring is an important time of celebration in Japan synonymous with beautiful Cherry Blossoms and new beginnings. As our winter draws to a close why not come along to the creative club and try your hand at some Japanese crafts and perhaps some Japanese cooking including sushi rolling.

BOOK HERE for Spring and Sushi

 

Saturday 23rd March – 10.30am to 12.30pm – Story Lab – Greenscreen Workshop 

Groundswell Arts will lead the final Creative Club this term as a pop-up Story Lab. In this session, families will have the chance to make puppets and sets and use iPad filmmaking to create their own Green Screen Films. We then hope to be able to share and celebrate each other’s films at the end of the session. Bring on the popcorn! www.groundswellarts.com . Follow @groundswell_arts on Instagram

BOOK HERE for Story Lab – Greenscreen Workshop

Story at a green screen workshop - Creative Club

Have fun everyone!

We’re currently applying for future funding for our Creative Clubs, so watch this space for future dates. If you know of anyone who may like to fund or invest in our Creative Clubs, please email Johanna Vigilante – Director of Partnerships and Communications.

Read more of our news. 

Funded by:

Scope disability charity logo

 

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