Clinical Psychologist, Wirral, Merseyside

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West Kirby Residential SchoolWirral, Merseyside
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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable subject to experience (Band 8) with opportunities to develop and progress. Terms and conditions negotiable.
Contract term: Permanent

Are you looking for a change and a challenge? 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated multi-disciplinary team working with young people between the ages of 5-19 years with complex special needs and mental health issues. 80% of the pupils have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition plus other co-morbid diagnoses, so it is important that the successful candidate has experience with working with this client group and their families. 

This post requires someone who is committed to supporting young people to reach their potential by reducing the barriers to learning. The successful candidate will contribute to developing new initiatives and be able to use their knowledge, theories and approaches to help embed clinical skills into unique educational curriculum pathways.

The role includes being able to deliver a range of assessments, addressing issues around cognition, behavioural, mental health and mental capacity in order to be able to provide information that can support and advise parents/carers, other professionals and staff. Outcome measures will be paramount to measuring success and need to be functional and personalised.

We seek someone who can generate enthusiasm and develop the potential of pupils who may have experienced frustration and trauma during early years of their lives and education and present with low resilience, esteem and tolerance. You would be accountable to the Head of Clinical services as part of a multi-disciplinary team, managing your own caseload and a small team of therapy assistants, providing interventions for young people requiring emotional and mental health support. There would also be opportunities to work closely with our teams of Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.

In return, we offer excellent support from colleagues, commitment to CPD and research, access to internal and external training, and opportunities for multidisciplinary and multi-agency working. You must be HCPC registered, have your own professional insurance and undertake regular external clinical supervision. The school is committed to sharing good practice and you would be expected to provide internal and external training. 

Application forms and further information can be downloaded from the school website:  

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs. Nicky Tolley, Head of Clinical Services.

Closing date: Friday 16th November 2018.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to rigorous recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS clearance.

Registered Charity No. 207790. 

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