Job Details

Job Title:  Assistant Psychologist

Hours: 40hrs pw

Holidays: 30 days

Salary: £18,000 - £25,000

Are you excited by working during times of transformative change?

Do you want to be part of developing a Clinical Services/Regional Well-Being Hub supporting specialist schools and residential homes?

Are you interested in and experienced in the field of working with the challenges associated with ASD, complex needs and early developmental trauma related needs?

If so we have the role for you!

We are looking for an Assistant Psychologist to join the Outcomes First Group.

The post holder will be part of a developing Clinical Team consisting of Psychotherapists, Pscyhologists, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapy across the Wessex hub, mainly situated at Jubilee School, but developing a resourceful service to Manor House school and residential homes in both regions.

Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.  An enthusiasm to learn and work as part of a busy team is essential. You will also need to have good communication skills and be confident in your computer skills.

About The Role

The Assistant Psychologist post is fully embedded into a multi-disciplinary team providing a rich variety of experience and development opportunities. Clinical work will be in the areas of mental health, developmental trauma, autism, challenging behaviour and complex learning needs. The post holder’s main responsibilities will be as follows;

  • To work under the supervision of an appointed qualified Psychologist

 

  • To contribute to psychological assessments to include psychometric testing, observations and self-report measures, based on the use of psychological assessments, including semi-structured interviews with the children, young people and/or adults we support, their families, care and education staff.

 

  • To observe and interact with the individuals we support, providing observation and interaction reports to the Clinical Team.

 

  • Follow up discussions with staff members and children, young people and/or adults to provide support and monitor progress.

 

  • There may be an opportunity to develop individual and/or group work with the children, young people and/or adults we support as appropriate and under agreement and supervision of the more senior psychologist.

Who we are looking for

We are looking to recruit an innovative and creative practitioner who is hoping to develop further a career in psychology and with a desire to improve the outcomes of young people within our services.   The desired post holder should be able to work independently as agreed under supervision and have team working qualities.

 Essential Criteria (for a full list see the job description)

 

  • Honours degree in Psychology, 2:1 or 1st class (or 2:2 with a higher degree)                   
  • Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)
  • Willingness to work towards further qualifications as required         

 

  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of group and or individual therapeutic contact
  • Experience of paid or voluntary work in a child special needs setting and/or work with young people or adults with complex needs/ challenging behaviour or mental health needs
  • Full UK driver’s license and access to a car

 

Why work for us

We can provide a wide variety of experience across both the care and education sector with access to regular supervision and ongoing CPD opportunities. You will the opportunity to work with many professionals and access to a supportive professional network.  Many of our previous candidates have successfully progressed onto further professional training either through a Doctorate or Masters route.

Outcomes First Group are in an exciting phase of re-developing our clinical offer which will provide you with the opportunity to work with a forward thinking and fast moving company.  You will gain experience of working across 3 different clinical levels of intervention under our new Rainbow model, which is a first across the country.

We have recently been awarded ‘The Great Place to Work’ award for the 2nd Year in a row, demonstrating the company’s willingness to invest in their employees and provide them with support (Professional, IT and Well-being) as and when needed.