Clinical Psychologist – Bristol

Location: Bristol (Multiple Services)

Salary: up to £47,242 per annum plus rewarding benefits

Hours: 16 – 20 hours per week

Aurora is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special needs and disabilities. In 2016 Aurora acquired two residential special schools and a residential provision for young adults in Bristol. Multimillion-pound investment has been put towards improving the living and learning environments to meet the high Aurora standards at these services.

As part of our next phase we are seeking a skilled Clinical Psychologist to work across several of our Bristol sites.

This is a tremendously exciting opportunity to work across a number of growing services. The services have ambitious growth plans and we are looking for passionate and dedicated people to join our team and help us develop the services to be outstanding.

The Role:

The Clinical Psychologist will use skills and experience of psychological models and practices to enhance the learning, cognitive and emotional skills of children and young people in order to help them overcome barriers to learning and prepare them for adult life. They will provide direct support for other staff so they can respond to young people’s communication and behaviour to reduce reliance on staff or other adults.

Ultimately, our focus is to provide great outcomes for the people we support and to empower them to achieve their goals.

If you’re someone that can make a difference, we want you on our team. You will already be an experienced clinician and looking for a new challenge.

Consideration will be given to the potential of amalgamating the Clinical Psychologist and Head of Clinical services roles. If this is something you would be interested in please express this in your application.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • To provide a clinical psychology service to children and young adults with learning disabilities, so who may have behaviour that challenges people around them

  • To provide advice, guidance and training to colleagues

  • To work collaboratively with parents or carers, receiving and giving advice and information where necessary

  • To undertake risk assessments when necessary, and to provide advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management

  • To prepare, implement and monitor individual positive behavioural plans for young people who need them

  • To work collaboratively with colleagues to provide positive outcomes for students.

  • To prepare reports and assessment for stakeholders


Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance

  • Pension plan

  • High street discounts

  • Child care vouchers

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Paid holiday

How to Apply:

If you are interested then click “Apply Online” below. Alternatively, call Recruitment on 0203 617 0186 or email

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

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Closing Date: 29 January 2018