Clinical Psychologist – Bristol

Location: Covering all services in the Bristol region

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

Hours: Full time, Permanent 

The Role:

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 an experienced and dynamic professional as our new Clinical Psychologist 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. To 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.

Other Key Accountabilities Include:

  • 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, training to colleagues.

  • To liaise effectively 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 communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner.

  • To work with colleagues to maximise efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery.

  • To prepare reports and assessment for stakeholders

Locations:

This role is based across multiple sites in our Bristol region including, Aurora St Christophers School in Westbury Park, Aurora Hedgeway in Pilning and Oakfield House in Stoke Gifford.

Benefits:

As well as rewarding work and a competitive salary you will enjoy generous benefits that include:

  • 25 days paid holiday per annum plus 8 bank holidays

  • Life assurance

  • Aurora Company Pension scheme

  • High street discounts scheme

  • Child care vouchers scheme

  • Employee assistance programme

  • CPD opportunities

The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special need difficulties and disabilities. We are growing fast and have 13 services across the country. 

If you are interested, then click “Apply Online” below. Alternatively, contact recruitment on 0203 617 0186 or download our application form below and email it to recruitment@the-aurora-group.com

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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Click here to download an application form - If you are not applying online please email to: recruitment@the-aurora-group.com

Closing Date: December 1st