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Psychology Assistant

Tadley Court SchoolHampshire

Tadley Court School, Tadley Common Road, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 3TB

Salary: £19,000 – £21,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week (38 weeks per year)

About us:

At Priory Education we are proud of our reputation for delivering quality education and care services with positive outcomes for children and young people aged 5 to 25 who have experienced difficulties in their previous education placements.

Tadley Court school which was recently awarded an overall rating of Good with Outstanding personal development, behaviour and welfare and Outstanding in our sixth form provision  is set in a beautiful semi rural location with four acres of well maintained grounds. We are a day school specialising in the education and care of children and young people between the age of 5 and 19 years who are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum with associated learning difficulties. Our children and young people may also exhibit challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and lack of social understanding.

We offer a safe, structured and predictable environment where students can develop the skills needed to live as independently as possible allowing them to make real life choices as they approach and reach adulthood.

To succeed we need people who share our passion for making a difference and are willing to support our young people to achieve Aspirational goals. We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare and expect all staff to share this commitment.

The role:

We currently have a vacancy within our Multidisciplinary Therapy Team for a Psychology Assistant to work 37.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (term-time).

As a Psychology Assistant you will provide support including administrative support to professional and clinical staff with the planning, implementation and evaluation of therapy and care plans in order to support the mental, emotional, physical and social well-being of our children and young people.

Are you ready to make a real and lasting difference?  Would you like to be part of a team committed to ensuring that our children and young people achieve their full potential?

If so, you will work across the education and residential settings where you will support the plans put in place by the Educational Psychologist and the Residential and Therapy Services Manager.  This will include the teaching and coaching of education and residential support staff to ensure that plans are followed and strategies are delivered consistently across a 24 hour curriculum.

To succeed you will possess:

  • A psychology degree
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • A working knowledge of ASD and its associated difficulties
  • Emotional resilience
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness
  • A strong 'can do' attitude
  • Highly developed organisational skills

If you would like to find out more or if you have specific questions to ask before making an application please contact Hannah Cox, Head of Residential and Therapy Services on 07920 801541.

For amazing work, we give amazing rewards:

  • Online discounts and cash back for high street to holidays
  • Free monthly £1,000 colleague lotto
  • We pay for your DBS
  • Career Pathways – Our commitment to your career progression
  • Amazing charity schemes
  • Free parking on site
  • Cash for colleagues - Earn money for friends you recommend.
  • Career Pathways – we don’t just offer you a job, we offer you a career!

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country for temp, part-time and full time roles.

References

For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

Disclosure

Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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