Honorary Assistant Psychologist, Effingham

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The Howard Partnership TrustEffingham
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Not salaried - Trainee/Placement role - travel expenses and training insurance reimbursed
Contract term: Fixed Term

We have an exciting placement opportunity for an outstanding and passionate Honorary Assistant Psychologist to provide an effective and efficient Psychology Service to the schools within The Howard Partnership Trust.

This minimum six-month placement is to support a Clinical Psychologist in providing psychological interventions to children, young people and their families experiencing psychological difficulties. The minimum six-month placement to be worked a minimum of 2.5 days per week. 

The placement involves providing a systematic service (including assessment and treatment) under the direction and supervision of a qualified Clinical Psychologist who will retain clinical responsibility for clinical work carried out, provided that the clinical work is within the care plan specified. You will support the delivery of both individual and group interventions for students.

All placements are unpaid, but travel expenses when travelling within the placement will be paid, (travel expenses to your primary place of work will not be paid). Training insurance will also be reimbursed.

The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Multi-Academy Trust. It developed from a long-standing federation that was originally formed in 2007 at the request of the DfE and Surrey LA between Howard of Effingham, an outstanding 11-18 school and Thomas Knyvett College which had been in challenging circumstances. Both schools benefitted with improved student outcomes leading to Ofsted judging partnership working as 'Outstanding’ in 2009.

The MAT was formed in November 2013, again at the request of the DfE and LA, to enable another school to join; Kenyngton Manor Primary, a Surrey 2-form entry primary school in Sunbury-on-Thames. Currently there are nine schools in THPT, four secondaries, four primaries and one infant school, but we are a growing MAT with more schools likely to join us this year.

The distinctive feature of THPT is that the schools within our MAT all retain their own unique features in order to meet the needs of the communities which they serve. However, the vision and values that underpin the schools are rooted in the same guiding principles: namely to ensure that consistently high quality teaching facilitates excellent learning within an inclusive, caring, vibrant environment.

Closing date: Sunday 3 June 2018

Interview date: Applications will be sent to the Headteacher, successful applicants will be invited for interview after the deadline or sooner by mutual agreement. 

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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