Psychologist and Clinical Lead

Job Title: Psychologist and Clinical Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worcestershire
Salary: £39,707 - £42,797
Job Published: October 30, 2018 15:49

Job Description

Psychologist and Clinical Lead

40 Hours per week/ 52 Weeks per year

Grade 13: £39,707 - £42,797 (Dependent on qualifications and experience)

Sunfield School and Children’s Home, part of the Ruskin Mill Trust Group is a thriving independent residential special school and charity, set within 58 acres of idyllic parkland and nestled on the slopes of the Clent Hills.

Sunfield provides innovative and experiential education, developed out of the inspiration of Rudolf Steiner, William Morris and John Ruskin and supports young people (6 – 19 years) with complex learning needs, including autism and PDA.  On-site resources include a state-of-the-art sensory integration suite and family accommodation, along with resident carers, teachers, psychologists, therapists and healthcare professionals.

We are now looking to appoint a Psychologist with experience of working with and applying a therapeutic approach to children and young people with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum conditions in order to facilitate their development.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will contribute to the strategic development and integration of therapies into the learning community which will include facilitating the resilience training and professional development of staff supporting the young people whose behaviour can be challenging and hard to understand. The successful candidate will also oversee a team of therapists and clinicians and would be fully supported in your career development and clinical supervision.

Prospective candidates must hold appropriate professional qualifications as a Psychologist and be registered with the Health Professions Council.

This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, full working year. Although applications for job share/ flexible working will be considered.

Although challenging, working at Sunfield is incredibly rewarding and in return we offer competitive salaries and a private pension scheme. In addition staff receive;

  • A comprehensive induction and extensive training and development plan.
  • 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays).
  • Free car parking facilities on site.
  • Free lunches.
  • Discounted health care cash plan.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Free employee assistance programme.

Closing date: Sunday 25th November 2018 (Sunfield reserve the right to close the advert earlier).

For further information and to apply visit or contact the HR Team on 01562 882 253 (switchboard).

Alternatively please complete an application form (sorry no CV’s) by “clicking” on the links below, which includes information on how to complete your application form.

Access the Sunfield Job Application Form

Access the Application Form Guidance document: Application Form Guidance.docx

Access the Job Description

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This post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for both Adults and Children, medical check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

Sunfield Children’s Home is a registered charity (No. 527522) and an equal opportunities employer. Sunfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.