• Alisdair Low

Clinical Forensic Psychologist - £53,040 - £61,040 - Cranborne, Dorset

Location: Cranborne, Dorset

Salary: £53,040.00 - £61,040.00

Hours: 40 hours per week

This organisation is an innovative provider of education and care across the UK.

The schools aim to always work in partnership with each child, young person and adult to deliver personalised education, care and support. This College for SEMH young people is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, sitting in 16 acres of listed gardens and a wider 50 acre campus - it is a truly incredible place to work.

The main purpose of the role:

As the Clinical/Forensic Psychologist, your role will be to provide a clinical psychology service to young people with complex needs, mainly associated with high functioning autism, anxiety, Social and emotional or mental health conditions. you will use psychological models and practices to enhance the learning, cognitive and emotional skills of young people in order to prepare them for adult life and independent living.

Your work will involve consultation with parents, carers, teachers, social workers, doctors and other people involved in the young persons care and education in a variety of ways.

Key duties:

  • To assess the psychological needs of young people through the most appropriate strategy or approach for that person.

  • To liaise with external professionals involved in the care of young people.

  • To engage with a multi-disciplinary practice to co-ordinate behaviour support provision so that it is effectively delivered to meet young people's needs.

  • To provide training and guidance to staff on such issues as behaviour support, mental health and communication.

  • To contribute to the training and support needs of families.

  • Develop and deliver appropriate therapeutic group interventions.

  • Provide tailored individual interventions to young people when required.

  • Provide progress reports, treatment evaluations and risk assessments where appropriate for Multi-disciplinary and High Priority Group meetings.

Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.

Successful candidate qualities:

  • Experience working with young people with autism, and associated difficulties

  • Post graduate training and qualification in Forensic or Clinical Psychology

  • Registered and accredited with Health & Care Profession Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical or Forensic modalities)

  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to promote the dignity and individuality of young people by encouraging effective communication, making choices and reducing support needs

  • Develop positive professional relationships with young people, parents, families and colleagues

  • Promote attitudes that value young people with Special Educational Needs as individuals with a right to be treated with respect

What’s on offer?

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Health cash back plan

  • Car lease scheme

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Perk box

  • Free parking

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position.

If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service.

The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process.

As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback.

If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion