Job Type: Permanent
Location: Berkeley, South Gloucestershire and Cranborne, Dorset
Hours of work: 40 hours per week (there is an element of flexibility with how these hours are split) - 40 weeks a year
Salary: £40,000 FTE
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
This is a brand new school that is opening in September 2021. Based in Berkeley, Gloucestershire it will be a bespoke and modern school offering exceptional support to SEMH students.
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Offering ASC and mental health conditions support tot young people through a variety of study programs. The college has a comprehensive clinical team and there will be the opportunity to work collaboratively with their wider colleagues.
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.
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
Their team are looking for a dynamic and forwarding thinking Clinical Psychologist who can support our 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.
Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:
- 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 with children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities as individuals with a right to be treated with respect
Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
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Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future