Please note this role can be part-time or full time and term time only or 35 days.
Term Time Package:
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.
Due to company expansion, we are looking for qualified Senior Psychologist 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 pupils and residents. The first step is to carry out expert assessments, using information from a variety of sources and assessment tools. You’ll then create plans for specialist psychological interventions. This may be for an individual, group, care staff or families. Using evidence-based practice, it is up to you to 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. 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 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 line manage a small team of psychologists who are based in our schools and integrated provisions. In addition you’ll provide training wherever required and will develop Witherslack Group policies.
HCPC-registered, you have a degree (or equivalent) in Psychology. You’re eligible for graduate BPS membership 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 with SEMH and/or ASD needs before. It’s vital you understand the challenges and share the Witherslack ethos of offering the very highest standards of care. 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 Carole Anne Hudson on 07850 203397.
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.
For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document.