The Together Trust is a long-established North West charity that provides education, care and support to children, young people and adults with combinations of complex neurodevelopmental conditions, learning disabilities and mental health needs, and/or who have experienced complex and unsettled family lives. This is a friendly, positive organisation with a passionate commitment to achieving great outcomes for the people whom it supports though its services and through its campaigning.
We require a psychologist experienced in working with children, young people and young adults, to support the learning, social development, emotional well-being and mental health of students across two education services. These are Inscape, our specialist school for students with autism (4 -19 years) and Ashcroft, our specialist school for students with complex emotional needs (8 – 18) who have struggled to cope in other settings. The psychologist would also provide a consultative service to support the children placed at our five specialist LD/ASC residential/ short break services. We are keen to hear from both educational psychologists and clinical psychologists with relevant experience.
The department offers tiered interventions within a framework of systemic consultation; including training, project work and whole service development, as well as direct work. There is close multidisciplinary working with Trust colleagues in speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, counselling, play therapy, behaviour analysis, and positive behavioural support. The Trust has a very strong commitment to the implementation of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) across all of its services, and psychologists are central to this development - consequently experience in using the model of PBS is highly desirable.
The ideal candidate
Professional qualification in educational or clinical psychology.
Experienced (the post would not suit a newly qualified clinician).
Candidates must be registered with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist and be eligible to be chartered as a Psychologist with the BPS.
Doctorate (or equivalent)
For further information contact Niall Wilson, Head of Clinical Services firstname.lastname@example.org
The pay grade displayed for this post is determined in line with the NJC job evaluation scheme. Please note that regardless of experience or qualifications, all new Together Trust staff will start on the first pay-point of the relevant pay grade. Within each pay grade there are six points. Staff will progress from point to point on an annual basis providing that they meet the criteria set in the Together Trust pay policy.
Please note that role profiles are generic and are not meant to capture specific qualifications for specific roles. Therefore, please ensure you refer to the job description for specific details and requirements about the role you wish to apply for.
As part of Together Trust’s commitment to our staff and service users, any new recruits will be required to undertake pre-employment checks and a tailored mandatory induction programme before commencing their role. This process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale. Each induction programme will be specific to the role and service you are successful for. Together Trust’s induction programmes and start dates are fixed so you will be required to attend the next available induction, depending on when your pre-employment checks are complete. We advise all successful candidates to be mindful of this when handing in their notice. For further information about pre-employment checks and Together Trust’s corporate mandatory training programme please contact the HR team on the email provided on your application form.
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