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Clinical Psychologist

Kedleston Group Ltd
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Monday - Friday with some flexibility in hours in line with clinical need. Part time hours will be considered where requested.
At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as 'outstanding' in every way. We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.
About the role:
As Clinical Psychologist at Wings School Notts, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. This is a key role working within a small but highly experienced, highly motivated and passionate clinical team which includes Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. The successful applicant will work directly on a 1:1 and group basis with the young people as well as take a key part in the training, development and support of the care and education teams. We recognise the need for extensive mental health support to our group of complex young people and therefore have developed and invested in a clinical model that can respond to this need. In particular, we value the need for psychologically driven practice and strive to achieve a shared psychological understanding of the children in our care across the system. We see the clinical psychologist as pivotal in achieving this aspiration.
About you:
For this role, we are looking for someone who has registration with the HCPC, a doctorate or equivalent level qualification in clinical or counselling psychology, and highly developed skills in communicating effectively, both verbally and in written form, highly complex, technical and sensitive information to young people, their families, carers, education staff, and other agency professionals. You will have skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management and it would be desirable to have a doctoral level knowledge of research and audit. We would love to hear from you if you share our passion and commitment to developing confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions.
Why work for us?
* a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
* a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
* continued professional development and training
* contributions to your pension
* a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people
Benefits include:
* £500 refer-a-friend bonus
* OFSTED bonuses
* life insurance
* cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
* discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
* birthday treats
* long service and employee of the month awards
* employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
About us:
Wings School Notts, part of Kedleston Group Limited, is an independent specialist day school and children's home in Newark for children and young people aged between the ages of 9 and 17. We are a safe and caring community of children, teachers, care staff and clinical staff, with a passion for learning. Children who have social and emotional needs (SEMH), autism (ASC), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attachment needs, childhood trauma or other specific learning difficulties thrive at Wings Notts, with our programme of outdoor education, the chance to study for a broad range of qualifications and our embedded therapeutic approach.
We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should you be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.
The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020
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