Educational/ Clinical/ Applied Psychologist

Job Title: Educational/ Clinical/ Applied Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chigwell
Salary: £40,201 – £42,400 pro rata
Job Published: September 13, 2018 11:43

Job Description

Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.

A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming an Educational/Clinical/Applied Psychologist at Anderson School you’ll help make Every Day Breakthroughs happen more often.

Who we are looking for

We are a forward thinking NAS Independent School for students with autism, seeking an experienced Educational/Clinical/Applied Psychologist to work as part of our multidisciplinary therapies team which provides specialist assessment and interventions for children and young people in our schools as part of the curriculum planning and delivery. We work with the whole school team within a transdisciplinary model to help identify any barriers or enablers to learning and with the aim of achieving the best outcomes for children and young people.

The Anderson school caters for students aged 11-19 and is part of the NAS Enterprise campus that includes one of the Lorna Wing Centre for Autism our national diagnostic and assessment service and an Enterprise Hub. Our aim is to transform lives by preparing autistic students for life, further education and employment. Our curriculum provides the key stages of the national curriculum as well as traditional vocational and academic qualifications such as BTEC, GCSE and A Levels.

The Anderson School is just one of many NAS independent and free schools providing specialist education for children and young people with autism spectrum disorders. Therapeutic and psychological services are embedded within our schools with aim to deliver the highest level of education and experiences to ensure the best life chances become a sustainable reality for every young person (on an individual needs led basis). The therapeutic and psychological services are part of the professionally led clinical services provided by the NAS both within our schools and Lorna Wing Centre diagnostic centres. Professional supervision will be provided as well as opportunities for peer support and participation within a NAS CPD programme designed for clinical staff. There will also be the opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills through participation in school team and wider NAS continuing professional development programmes. 

As part of the role the psychologist will be actively involved in staff training for teaching and behaviour support staff within the school as well as occasionally contributing to a developing programme of training for staff across the NAS schools.

What we can offer you

  • Excellent induction, training and development programme
  • Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching
  • 24 hour access to online training
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
  • Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Career progression opportunities

How to apply

To apply for this role please click the ‘Apply’ button.

When providing a supporting statement, please refer to the job description and person specification and include any information that shows your suitability for the role.

For more information about this job or to register for the school visit prior to application, please contact Irina Roncaglia

Closing date: 8th October

Interview date: W/k Commencing 15th October 2018

Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.

The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. We will not be accepting applications from previous applicants on this occasion.

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.