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Job Title:         Psychotherapist

Location:         Belmont Secondary School, Lancashire 

Salary:             up to £45,220 (dependent on experience) 

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

Contract:         Permanent

Essential:        Full UK Driving Licence and access to own vehicle required plus right to work in the UK

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Psychotherapist to join our Clinical Team, working as a key integrated member of our clinical and education team at Belmont Secondary School based in Lancashire. In this exciting role, you will work collaboratively to deliver bespoke assessment and intervention plans for pupils with complex communication needs, autism and associated learning and emotional needs.

You will implement a holistic, therapeutic approach to helping our pupils in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy. Undertaking all aspects of Psychotherapy clinical duties, you will adhere to professional and regulatory guidelines, carrying out specialist individual assessments and interventions, and preparing relevant documentation, including writing reports. A significant element of this role will be working alongside the onsite clinical team to continue to develop the clinical service provision for the school include providing support and training to staff and parents.

Our well-established multidisciplinary Clinical Team maintain a nurturing and loving environment where our pupils 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 our pupils we strive for excellence, which is why we are the leading service provider in the UK.  With this in mind, we are looking for a Psychotherapist who shares our vision; to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Location: Belmont Secondary School, Lancashire  

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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.

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Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant qualification in Psychotherapy
  • Registered with BACP or equivalent
  • Clear and concise report writing relating to clinical and research activities
  • Experience of working with children and young people with additional needs (e.g., complex trauma, neurodevelopmental differences, mental health needs)
  • Ability to work independently as agreed under supervision
  • Experience of multi-professional work teams or services within designated speciality
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the setting
  • Full valid UK driving licence and access to a car 

What’s in it for you?

You will be working with an ambitious and driven service that’s really going places, supported by an exceptional team of likeminded individuals who are keen to learn from you. You will have the resources and time to implement your strategic vision for therapies as this role will be key to the development of the service. This is an opportunity to enrich the lives of people and make a positive difference, in a role where you have autonomy.

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.

Benefits and Rewards

  • Generous Annual Leave
  • 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
  • Essential role to making a real difference to the lives of children and young people
  • Career pathways and a dedicated learning and development team
  • The Hub – employee discounts, recognition cards, well-being centre
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” Programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Salary Finance
  • Flexible benefits scheme that allows you to adjust your benefits to suit you.
  • 4 day working week with full pay* T&C's apply

For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact: Sarah Attwell, 07909 713803.

At Outcomes First Group we are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.

Job ID: 229088


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