Job Description Title: Clinical Psychologist
Location: Derby DE3
Salary: Discussed at Interview
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time or Part Time
Responsible to: Principal
Closing date: Monday, 7th August 2021
Please note Full and Part- time hours considered.
Due to School expanding with pupil numbers on roll, we are looking for a qualified Clinical Psychologists to join our extensive MDT team. This would include working alongside another Clinical Psychologist.
A High Grange School, we’re committed to helping with the development of our children and young people. As a Psychologist, you’ll play a big part in our work and our outcomes for young people. It’s a highly rewarding role where your skills can make a huge difference – as you will positively impact on our children and young people ensuring that they move forward and have positive lifelong experiences and impact successfully in the wider society.
As part of our dedicated team, you’ll provide specialist psychological support for our pupils The first step is to carry out expert assessments, using information from a variety of sources and assessment tools. You’ll then create plans for specialist psychological interventions. This may be for an individual, group or family. Using evidence-based practice, it is up to you to decide what is appropriate and will deliver the best results. Key will be working as part of the team around the child and enabling positive outcomes. That means developing programs with the team and families and reporting to placing authorities social services. Therefore, you’ll need to be empathetic – but also resilient when dealing with young people who may at times exhibit very challenging behaviour.
There is also a strong internal component to this role. You’ll be using your experience to support and develop the skills of the wider team, including our Assistant Psychologists and our Teaching Assistants.
HCPC-registered, you have a degree (or equivalent) in Psychology. You’re eligible for graduate BPS membership and have a recognised qualification in Educational or Clinical Psychology. With this background, you’ll know how to perform high quality psychological assessments. To be considered, you must have worked with children with ASD needs before. It’s vital you understand the challenges and share the High Grange School ethos of offering the very highest standards of care.