Assistant Psychologist

Posted 26/04/2024 by Swalcliffe Park School

Location:
OX15, Swalcliffe, Oxfordshire
Salary/Rate:
£25,147 - £27,596/annum pro rata + Benefits

Assistant Psychologist with a good honours Degree in Psychology, and who is eligible for Graduate registration with the British Psychological Society, and has previous industry experience working with children, young people and/or adults with Autism and associated language/communication difficulties is required to join our team at Swalcliffe Park School.

SALARY: £25,147 - £27,596 pro rata (Band 4 - Pay Award Pending) + Benefits

LOCATION: Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire           

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Fixed Term Position for one academic year (Sept 2024 – July 2025)

WORKING HOURS: 39 Hours per Week, Full-Time, Term Time working plus 13 weeks’ paid holiday pro rata 

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for an Assistant Psychologist with a good honours Degree in Psychology, and who is eligible for Graduate registration with the British Psychological Society, and has previous industry experience working with children, young people and/or adults with Autism and associated language/communication difficulties.

Swalcliffe Park is a specialist day and residential school providing education, therapeutic support and residential care for secondary aged boys all of whom have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition.  We offer excellent working conditions in a beautiful location with opportunities for career development and training staff. (“Outstanding Education & Care” Ofsted 2019 and Outstanding Care Ofsted in 2022, 2023 & 2024).

Working as the Assistant Psychologist you will join our growing multi-disciplinary team of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists. The school has an integrated approach to the delivery of therapeutic support both during the school day and during residential time out of school.

As the Assistant Psychologist you will support and enhance the professional psychological care of students within SPS; providing protocol based psychological assessment and psychological interventions under the supervision of a qualified psychologist, working independently according to a plan agreed with a qualified psychologist and within the overall framework of the SPS policies and procedures. The postholder will also assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collation and analysis of statistics, development of audit and/or research projects, and project work. 

The successful candidates will have a good honours degree in Psychology, be eligible for graduate registration basis with the British Psychological Society, be able to work in adherence to the professional guidelines of British Psychological Society and HCPC, wish to follow a career pathway to become a fully qualified Clinical/Educational/Counselling Psychologist and have had previous experience in an Assistant Psychologist role

DUTIES

Some of your duties as an Assistant Psychologist will include:

  • Providing protocol based psychological assessment and psychological interventions under the supervision of a qualified psychologist

  • Gathers views of parents on the Independence Plus curriculum and provide information in a format that informs and develops the content of the curriculum offer

  • Gathers the views and aspirations of parents and considers information gathered from QoL surveys when setting up and reviewing therapy plans, targets and programmes

  • Under the direction of their line manager, ensures that therapeutic interventions are shared with families and recorded in the Provision Map

  • Contribute to the production of Annual Review and school reports

  • Assists in clinically related administration, conducts audits, collates, analyses and reports on statistics to the Consultant Clinical Psychologist

  • Develops audit and/or research projects and project work under the direction of the Consultant Clinical Psychologist

  • Supports the development of resources, handouts and training packages as directed by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Good Honours Degree in Psychology or equivalent

  • Be eligible for Graduate registration with British Psychological Society

  • Evidence of recent and continuing professional development in your professional field

  • Has evidence of attending courses and/ or training in relation to understanding and supporting students with Autism

  • Previous experience working as an Assistant Psychologist

  • Experience working within an integrated health, educational or residential care setting

  • Experience working with children, young people and/or adults with Autism and associated language/communication difficulties

  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment and interagency working collating and maintaining quality student and family data & monitoring information

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details.

JOB REF: AWDO-C12150

This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of Swalcliffe Park School.

Type:
Contract
Start Date:
asap
Contract Length:
1 academic year
Job Reference:
AWDO-C12150
Job ID:
221549978

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