Clinical Psychologist

Location: Aurora Eccles School, Quidenham, Norwich, Norfolk

Salary: £15.15 to £21.37 per hour dependant on experience

Hours: Part Time 0.2 (FTE = 1.0 based on a 40-hour week)

Aurora is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special needs and disabilities. We are currently looking for a Clinical Psychologist to join Aurora Eccles School.

Aurora Eccles School is an independent day and boarding school providing specialist education for students aged 7 to 20 who experience difficulties learning in mainstream school environments.

Situated in the Norfolk countryside, the school offers the perfect learning environment for each student’s needs to be met so they can develop and achieve their full potential. Eccles is currently undergoing a redevelopment which involves new classrooms and residential facilities.

Eccles School is a positive, vibrant and collaborative working environment and it truly is an exciting time to be part of the Eccles team. In your role, you have the chance to make a positive difference to the lives of the young people we support.

The Role:

The ideal candidate will 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.

Key Accountabilities:

As part of a team you will provide support to students and colleagues at the college and work in line with the relevant legislation and the current quality standards. 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 work with colleagues to maximise efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery.

Qualifications:

  • A recognised post graduate qualification in psychology (or equivalent)

  • Registered and accredited with Health & Care Profession Council (HCPC) as a practitioner Psychologist

Experience:

Previous experience in a similar role, preferably with children and young adults.

The Benefits: 

  • Career progression and further qualification training support

  • Life assurance

  • Pension plan

  • High street discounts

  • Child care vouchers

  • Employee assistance programme

How to apply:

To start an online application please click on “Apply Now” and follow the instructions for our online application form which is mobile and tablet friendly. For more information please contact us on 01953 887 217 or email EcclesHR@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.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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

Click here to download the job description

Closing Dates: Friday 24th November