Psychotherapist / Psychologist

Job Title:         Psychotherapist/Psychologist

Location:         Based at Hillcrest Shifnal School, with travel to surrounding sites

Salary:              up to £41,000 per annum

Hours:              22.5 - 37.5 hours per week

Contract:          Fixed term contract – 1 year

 

About the role:

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Psychotherapist/Psychologist to join our Clinical Wellbeing team based at Hillcrest Shifnal School in Shropshire, working across a selection of residential care and education settings in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and Staffordshire (specific settings to be discussed and agreed). The post holder will work collaboratively to deliver bespoke assessment and intervention plans for our children and young people. This is an excellent opportunity to join the team as they expand their clinical provision, making a real difference and implementing a holistic, therapeutic approach. This post covers maternity leave. However, due to the growing needs of our service, there may be opportunities for a permanent position at the end of the fixed term.

The successful applicant will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will be required to deliver one-to-one and group sessions, as well as facilitating reflective practice groups and consultation to staff teams. They will be a key contributor to the bespoke assessment and intervention plans designed for our children and young people, providing advice, information and training to other members of staff in the clinical/wellbeing team, multi-professional teams, commissioners, and other agencies.

Our well-established Clinical Team maintain a nurturing and loving environment where our children can flourish. Always putting our children and young people at the forefront of everything they do. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, and our children and young people are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible.

When it comes to looking after our children, we strive for excellence, which is why we are the leading children services provider in the UK.  With this in mind, we are looking for an Psychologist who shares our vision; to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Location: Hillcrest Shifnal School, Shropshire as base, working across a selection of residential care and education settings in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and Staffordshire. The possibility of our Stoke site being a second base can be considered on request.

Hillcrest Shifnal School provides education for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 19 with a range of SEMH needs.

https://www.hillcrestshifnalschool.co.uk/ 

https://www.hillcrestshifnalschool.co.uk/therapeutic-practice/

 

About the Group:

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate and care for.

We are really proud to say that in October 2021, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the third year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group and Options Autism.

For more information on the group please visit: https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant qualification in Psychotherapy or Psychology
  • Registered with BACP, HCPC or equivalent
  • Previous experience of paid or voluntary work within a trauma or complex needs setting
  • Clear and concise report writing relating to clinical and research activities
  • Hold a full UK driving licence, with access to a car. (Desirable)
  • Ability to work independently as agreed under supervision
  • Experience of multi-professional work teams or services within designated speciality

What’s in it for you?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment where our people are heard, respected and hugely valued. We want our employees to come to work with energy, determination and most importantly we want them to be happy in their work. We are well aware that it is our highly skilled teams that make Outcomes First Group the success it is, and we want this to continue. This is why we provide a range of benefits designed to support you, not just in your work life but also on a personal level too. We want you to be the best you can be, and offer genuine opportunities for career development and progression.

  • An unrivalled core induction and local induction
  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • An extra day’s holiday for a special day of your choice (birthday, child’s first day at school etc.)
  • Professional support network
  • Contributory Pension
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
  • Career pathways and a dedicated learning and development team
  • The Hub – employee discounts, recognition cards, well-being centre
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Salary Finance

For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact: Katie.Caddick-Eardley@acorneducationandcare.com

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.

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