Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Part-time
Location: West Kirby
Salary: Salary equivalent to Band 8a
Contact Name: Rachel Kennedy
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 16, 2017 12:34

Job Description

WKS is a non-maintained special school for pupils with complex education needs, many with communication problems. There are approximately 90 co-educational day and residential pupils on roll aged 5-19. The school has achieved its most recent outstanding report from OFSTED in 2016 along with its re-recognition through NAS Autism Accreditation.

Flexibility, resilience, humour and willingness to go the extra mile are essential for all staff to ensure a high standard of support for all our pupils. You should also be willing to contribute to a diverse range of extra-curricular activities.


Salary equivalent to Band 8a • 3 days per week

Required September 2017 or as soon as possible

This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join a dedicated multidisciplinary team working with young people with complex special needs and mental health issues. Over 80% of the pupils have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition plus other co-morbid diagnosis, so it is important that the successful candidate has experience with this client group. The majority of pupils are verbal and there is a wide range of cognitive and functional ability.

The role includes offering a range of assessments, including cognitive, behavioural and mental capacity in order to be able to support and advise parents/carers and school staff and to manage a caseload.

This is an established post and requires someone to use initiative to further the role across the day and residential settings.

We seek someone who can generate enthusiasm and develop the potential of pupils who may have experienced frustration and trauma during the early years of their lives and education. In return, we offer excellent support from colleagues and staff; commitment to clinical supervision and CPD, access to internal and external training and opportunities for multidisciplinary and multiagency working.

You must be HCPC registered, have your own professional insurance and be prepared to arrange your own clinical supervision. The school is committed to sharing good practice and so you would be expected to provide internal and external training. It would also be expected that you would arrange and support trainee psychologists on placement.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Mrs. Tolley, Head of Therapy and Support Services.

For further information and applications details please see the school’s website in the first instance or contact Mrs Rachel Kennedy on 0151 632 3201 or email:

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to rigorous recruitment checks.

Equal Opportunity and Race Equality Principles are applied throughout the school and we strongly support staff development and training.