Gilbert Meher is workign closely withan innovative provider of education and care for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
We are currently looking for a Psychologist
for a school that provides highly person-centred study programmes for young people aged 11-16, with autistic spectrum conditions including Asperger’s syndrome, social and emotional difficulties, anxiety disorders and mental health needs.
Contract Type: Part Time, Permanent, Term-time
Location – Cranborne, Dorset.
Hours: 2 days per week (initially) 38 weeks per year
Salary - £13,217.93pa -FTE £40,000
Your role will be to use psychological models and practices to enhance the learning, cognitive and emotional skills of children and young people in order to prepare them for adult life.
Key elements of the post include:
- Oversight of Positive Behaviour Support and Clinical Risk Assessment within the school
- Individual clinical assessments and treatment for some students
- Providing consultation and support to the education staff team
- Facilitating a reflective practice group for education staff
- Supervision of the Assistant Psychologist
The role will also give you the opportunity to provide training and guidance to our teams on such issues as behaviour support, mental health and communication, especially for young people with Autism.
You will also take a lead role in providing summaries of progress/intervention/risk assessments where appropriate for MDT’s in advance of meetings and provide training and support to families where required
Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:
- Post graduate qualification in Psychology.
- Registered and accredited with Health & Care Profession Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist.
- Working with young people with special education needs and high levels of support.
- Working with young people with Autism and associated difficulties.
- Working in a school, college or care setting is desirable.
- Working within a multi-disciplinary team.
- Current evidence-based practice.