Team: Therapeutic Services
Location: Chorley, Lancashire
Salary: £44,150 - £62,200 + Excellent Benefits
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Interview Date: Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Closing date: Monday, 08 February 2021, 23:59
Part Time / Full time / Term - Time only available
Full Time Package:
£44,150 - £62,200 , 35 days holiday (including bank holidays) teachers’ pension (up to 16%) and comprehensive induction and ongoing training, as well as extensive Group staff benefits such as Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax-free childcare vouchers.
Term Time Package:
£44,150 - £58,571, Full School holidays, contributory pension (matched up to 5%) and comprehensive induction and ongoing training, as well as extensive Group staff benefits such as Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax-free childcare vouchers.
We are seeking psychologists in
Westmorland School - Chorley, Lancashire
Due to our expansion, we are looking for qualified Educational or Clinical Psychologists to join our team. Join us and help change young lives for the better, at our outstanding schools and homes.
At Witherslack Group, we’re committed to helping children and young people with complex, challenging needs. Across our independent schools and homes, we offer expert care and first-rate facilities, all designed to support and speed the development of our 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 help us create brighter futures.
As part of our dedicated team, you’ll provide specialist psychological support for our children and young people we live and learn with. Working with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, the first step is to carry out holistic assessments, using information from a variety of sources and assessment tools. You’ll then offer strategies and guidance to the Team Around the Child and, where needed, create plans for specialist psychological interventions. This may be for an individual, group, Therapeutic residential team, educational staff or families. Working within the evidenced based Witherslack Core Practice model you will 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 within a trauma informed culture. 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 children and 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 staff teams. You’ll provide training wherever required and will develop Witherslack Group policies. In addition, where you have sufficient skills and experience you may be asked to supervise other members of the psychology team in your local area.
HCPC-registered, you have a degree (or equivalent) in Psychology 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 and young people who present with Developmental Trauma, Neuro developmental conditions and special educational needs. It’s vital you understand the challenges and share the Witherslack ethos of offering the very highest standards of provision. It’s also important that you’re articulate and a great team worker, with strong communication skills and an organised approach.
For an informal discussion about the role, or to understand our salary packages and how they compare to the Soulbury Scale, please contact Nicola Morris, Principal Psychologist on 07741 144822.
The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.