Role:                    Assistant Psychologist

Location:            Lichfield / Burton-Upon-Trent

Salary:                £18,000 – £25,000

Contract:            Full Time, Permanent

Are you an Assistant Psychologist, or aspiring Assistant Psychologist, experienced in working with children and young people? Would you like a post within easy commute of Birmingham and Derby?  If so, we have the role for you!

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced or aspiring Assistant Psychologist to join our existing clinical teams which cover several schools and residential care homes across Staffordshire and the Black Country. The role entails supporting children within 2 of our specialist day schools.

An ideal opportunity for those who would be excited by creating a nationally important resource with the substantial backing of a leading provider of education and care for children, young people, and adults with complex needs.

About the Role

All allocated work will be supervised as per the BPS guidelines and in line with the OFG Assistant Psychologists Guidelines.

Working with our specialist in house clinical team which comprises Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Under the supervision of our professional qualified clinicians, you will be expected to contribute to the assessment, formulation and plans for the children we support, provide interventions and support the day to day running of the wellbeing and clinical service. The role would suit a confident individual looking to work with children with Autism, neurodevelopmental differences and complex needs.

Multi-professional working is essential to our aim to provide a high-quality service that promotes the wellbeing and interests of the children and young people it supports. Collaborative working with school staff and integration of therapy support within the day to day running of schools is a key part of this role.

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for a committed and enthusiastic Assistant Psychologist.  Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

Key Skills

Eligibility for registration with the BPS (graduate basis) required.

Honours degree in Psychology, 2:1 or 1st class (or 2:2 with a higher degree)   

Able to work under the supervision of a qualified Psychologist.

Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Previous experience of working within an educational setting and/or with children desirable.

Able to manage own time and prioritise tasks.

A driving license and car are essential due to the locality nature of the role

Why join us?

Outcomes First Group are innovators in education and care and the leading children’s service provider in the UK.  A Gold standard employer we have been recognised as Great Place to Work certified for the second year running.

This role forms part of our national wellbeing strategy which is a well-resourced provision implemented to ensure all young people will be nurtured, their physical and mental health will be prioritised, and they will be given opportunities leading to outcomes that align with their strengths and abilities.  Join us and you will have a real opportunity to implement change leading to the best possible outcomes working as part of a team of skilled and expert clinicians.

We offer continuous professional training and development for a clear career path, professional clinical supervision, and a network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development.  Our benefits package includes shopping discounts and cashback for hundreds of retailers, access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more.  We also offer a Cycle to Work scheme, BUPA Employee Assistance Programme and Salary Finance (e.g., advances on your earned pay).

Application process

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply online today.

The Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.  We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.

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