• Alisdair Low

Clinical Psychologist - 40k

Location of the schools:

Berkley, South Gloucestershire and Cranborne, Dorset.

Hours: 40 hours per week (there is an element of flexibility with how these hours are split) 40 weeks a year.

A rare and exciting opportunity for a qualified Clinical Psychologist to support two exceptional schools for young people aged 11-16 with ASC & SEMH.

Supporting each school equally this interesting role involves regular travel to each site as well as opportunity to work from home. The ability to multi task whilst supporting a range of students and their staff teams is a must

The school in Gloucestershire is a brand new school that is opening in September 2021

Based in Berkeley, it will be a bespoke and modern school offering exceptional support to SEMH students.

The other school is in Cranborne Dorset. Offering ASC and mental health conditions support to young people through a variety of study programs, This college has a comprehensive clinical team and there will be the opportunity to work collaboratively with your wider colleagues.

The main purpose of the role:

To be a true advocate of the school’s Integrated Therapeutic Approach whereby therapists are a core member of the school staff team, working dynamically and systemically to support the education team so they can respond to young people’s communication and behaviour to reduce reliance on staff or other adults.

Key duties:

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

  • To coordinate the individual assessment of children and young people: which may be direct involvement or supervising others to carry out (e.g. psychologist assistant)

  • To work globally with the multi-disciplinary team co-ordinate behaviour support provision so that it is effectively delivered to meet young people’s needs.

  • Provide summaries of progress/intervention/risk assessments where appropriate for MDT’s in advance of the meetings

  • Participate in appropriate quality assurance activity, for example observations of teachers, TAs and intervention staff providing constructive developmental feedback to staff teams to support improvements in practice

This team is looking for a dynamic and forward thinking Clinical Psychologist who can support these children both individually or in a team or group setting. Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.

For the full job description and break down of duties, please contact Integritas.

Successful candidate qualities:

  • Post graduate qualification in psychology (or equivalent)

  • Registered and accredited with Health & Care Profession Council (HCPC) as a practitioner psychologist.

  • Experience of working directly and indirectly with young people with Autism, severe communication difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, including physical and sensory needs. Complex mental health needs including: SEMH, ASD, ADHD and learning difficulties.

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

  • Able to deal calmly with situations that arise

  • Attitudes that value children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities as individuals with a right to be treated with respect

What’s on offer?

  • Full training and continued support

  • 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.