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Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Banham, Norfolk
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Salary: £26,302-£41,000 subject to relevant experience and qualifications
Contact Name: Arabella Hardy
Contact Email: arabella.hardy@acornparkschool.co.uk
Job Published: September 20, 2016 11:36

Job Description

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people with communication and learning challenges? If so then we have the role for you.

Acorn Park is an independent, specialist day and residential school in Banham, Norfolk, that caters for children and young people aged 5 – 19 years who have autism and associated difficulties. We have a deservedly good reputation with parents and placing authorities for meeting the needs of children and young people who also have moderate or severe learning difficulties, and whose behaviour can be challenging.

Our outstanding group of teachers, care staff, learning support assistants, therapists and psychology staff work together as an integrated team, with the young person at the heart of everything we do.

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Clinical Psychologist to join our multi-disciplinary clinical teams. Embedded within the service you will work collaboratively with education, the care homes and adult services to promote the quality of life, wellbeing and best interests of the individuals we support.

You will undertake all aspects of Clinical Psychology duties, including assessment, formulation & intervention and will provide consultation, advice, information and training to staff enhancing their understanding and practice and support the meaningful gathering and analysis of outcome measures.

The following skills and experience are essential:
• Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent ) as accredited by the BPS
• Relevant experience of working as a Clinical Psychologist in an education or school setting
• Experience and skills in clinical psychology assessment and therapeutic work
• Experience of working with the specific client group with recognised mental health disorders

In return we offer:
• Ongoing Clinical & Management supervision
• Supported CPD opportunities internal & external
• A network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development
• Company Pension Scheme
• £26,302-£41,000 subject to relevant experience and qualifications

If you are a qualified Clinical Psychologist, please apply immediately or call our Head of Therapy Arabella Hardy, for information on 01953 888656 or email arabella.hardy@acornparkschool.co.uk 

Closing date: 21st October 2016

On-site accommodation may be available.

Safeguarding is everybody’s business. The welfare and safeguarding of children and young people should be of paramount consideration, whatever your role or level of responsibility is within the organisation. All employees are required to ensure compliance with the company’s guidance and policy on safeguarding and are required to attend Safeguarding training appropriate to their level of responsibility.