Contract: 12 months fixed term
Hours: 37.5 (ability to work flexibly to meet the challenges of the job role)
Location: Chelsea and Kensington, although the post holder will be required to visit all services / premises on a regular basis.
The Westminster Society are looking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Psychology graduate with a 2:1 or 1st Class Honours degree to work as a Young People’s Transition Practitioner.
The Westminster Society is an award winning charity providing services for people with a range of learning disabilities and their families. We operate in Westminster and other London Boroughs. The Society is going through a period of growth so it is a great time to join an innovative and ambitious organisation.
You will work in as part of a team to deliver a transition service to young people aged 14 – 25 (and their families) with a learning disability or on the Autistic Spectrum (ASD), in transition, who also have a mental health difficulty and are known to CAMHS. You will be essential in developing a ‘needs led’ integrated pathway system for all young people with learning disabilities or autism requiring mental health support. You will also be required to develop a ‘tapered approach to transition’ to achieve a more integrated approach to transitions across children’s and adults services.
The successful candidate will have a good degree in Psychology and have:
• Experience of working in a service delivery role with young people aged 14-17 and/or 18-25.
• An understanding of issues faced by people with learning disabilities and / or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
• An understanding of issues faced by people with mental health problems.
In return, you can expect a generous annual leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, an employee assistance scheme, season ticket loan scheme and much more.
To apply for this post please visit our website www.wspld.org download and complete our application form and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 5:00 pm Wednesday 5 September 2018
Shortlisting date: Week commencing 10 September 2018
Interview date: Week commencing 17 September 2018