About the role and our team
Are you an experienced, trusted and compassionate Practitioner Psychologist, recently qualified or about to complete your accredited professional training?
Join our team in the Department of Education, Sport and Culture on the beautiful Isle of Man as an Educational and Child Psychologist!
You will need to hold a Psychology Degree (or equivalent), conferring graduate basis for registration with the BPS, along with a Masters Degree and/or Doctorate in Educational Psychology, or Clinical Psychology (or award pending), that provides eligibility for British Psychological Society Chartered status. You will also need to be HPCP registered, or in the process of registering, pending confirmation of award and have experience of working with children and young people.
We are looking for an adaptable and forward thinking practitioner, with understanding of psychological theories and their application to children and young people. You will have a good understanding of a consultative approach to delivery of psychology, including how this informs individual casework and systemic work.
As you’ll be working with a broad range of audiences, excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively will be key to ensuring success. We’re looking for someone with a can do approach to developing inclusive, enabling learning environments.
If you are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children, families, schools and the wider community, enjoy building relationships in multi-professional teams and applying psychology in all areas, then we are interested in meeting you.
What can this role offer me?
This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a dynamic and varied role.
Our service framework prioritises early interventions and development work, alongside high quality complex casework within the Island’s schools and communities. We provide our team with the time for creative and reflective practice and support, and provide excellent IT support including provision of laptops, smartphones and iPads.
This opportunity offers the chance to enjoy applying and using evidence based psychology to provide a range of interventions and improve outcomes for children and young people and their families. In addition, we can provide great opportunities to develop professional practice and to contribute to strategic developments and pathways. We have a strong commitment to supporting CPD within our team, including therapeutic approaches such as Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and family therapy.
Here, you would be joining our friendly, highly-committed team, where we have a real focus on promoting staff wellbeing. We can offer you a competitive salary and the opportunity to work in a supportive and forward-thinking organisation that values our people and their development. This is a full time position but, as an equal opportunities employer, we will consider flexible working arrangements.
The Isle of Man has been praised for its effective response to the global pandemic. Currently, due to the lack of cases in the community, people on the Island are enjoying a life free of social distancing regulations.
If working flexibly is important to you, you’ll be happy to know we operate a flexi-time system making it easier to reclaim any additional hours worked and to fit your other commitments around your work life.
About the Island and relocating
Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!
There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).
To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man’s guide to moving to the Isle of Man here.
If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit www.locate.im
A relocation package of up to £5000 based on receipts is available for this role.
How to find out more and apply
For more information please contact Jonathan Fee, Senior Educational Psychologist on 01624 686084.
A provisional interview date of Monday 29 March 2021 has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.
To apply online, please visit: https://bit.ly/2Z7kufg
The closing date for this role is midnight on Wednesday 3 March 2021.