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Job Title:          Assistant Psychologist

Location:          Papworth Hall School, Cambridgeshire

Salary:              £22,876 per annum   

Hours:              37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm 

Contract:          Permanent, 52 weeks  

About the role

We are looking for an Assistant Psychologist to join our clinical team. This exciting role will involve working under the supervision of a Forensic Psychologist to carry out tasks that will involve group work, 1:1 work, audit and evaluation. You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team and will have the opportunity to work with colleagues from Psychotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy.

Our well-established teams within OFG, maintain a nurturing and supportive environment where the pupils in our care can flourish, always putting them at the forefront of everything they do. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, and our pupils are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible.

When it comes to looking after the people in our care we strive for excellence. With this in mind, we are looking for an Assistant Psychologist who shares our vision; to build incredible futures by empowering people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Location: Papworth Hall School, Cambridgeshire

Papworth Hall School is a brand new independent specialist school for autistic children.

About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland and Wales 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 2023, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fourth year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care and Options Autism.

Essential Criteria:

  • Honours degree in Psychology, 1st class (or 2:1 with a higher degree) & Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) 
  • Relevant experience of working with adults and children in care
  • First-hand experience of a range of research methods
  • First-hand experience of quantitative and qualitative research, including different methods of data collection, research designs, analysis and final report writing
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of teaching and/or supporting of other health professionals
  • Experience or knowledge of relevant client group (service specific)

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, local induction, and a dedicated buddy, who will be there to support you from day one.
  • 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
  • We offer a flexible benefits scheme which allows you to adjust your benefits to suit your circumstances.

For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact:             

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.

Job ID: 229053


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