Cheadle, Greater Manchester
£48,232 - £53,119 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Salary: £48,232 (37.5 hours per week)

Hours: Full- time (part-time considered)

We are looking for an educational psychologist with a specialist interest in working with children, young people and young adults with autism spectrum disorders or learning disability in the Together Trust’s education establishments. The successful candidate will join the Trust’s Applied Psychology Team and will work in a collaborative way with a small group of staff teams to promote the learning and well-being well being of young people.

This is a rewarding role whereby you will enjoy using your initiative and creativity to address varied challenges and gain a sense of fulfillment. It is an opportunity to specialise in the given fields and to work intensively with young people and the staff teams that support them.

About us:

Together Trust is a long-established North West charity that provides education, care and support for children, young people and adults with neurodevelopmental conditions, learning disabilities and mental health needs, and/or who have experienced complex and unsettled family lives. This is a friendly, forward-thinking organisation with a passionate commitment to achieving positive outcomes for the people it supports. Our mission is to offer an equal chance in life for everybody. We believe everyone has the ability and the right to experience joy, happiness and hope, and we do everything in our power to make that happen.

About the role:

The post holder will join the team of clinical and educational psychologists within the Together Trust’s Department of Applied Psychology and will be responsible for providing a highly specialised educational psychology service to Bridge College and Inscape House School. Working alongside staff within these services, you will offer training, psychological consultation, advice and supervision to teachers, tutors and other staff to enable them to better understand and meet the needs of the young people. You will undertake assessment, formulation and interventions for those children/ young people where this is indicated to be necessary. Whilst receiving the support of others in the Applied Psychology team, you will be expected to work autonomously within professional guidelines and within the overall framework of the service’s policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include;

  • Offering tiered interventions within a framework of systemic consultation; including training, project work and whole service development, as well as direct work with young people
  • Providing advice and support to senior staff within the college and school
  • Contributing to the general work of the Applied Psychology team
  • Collaborating with the Trust Therapy Team which consists of speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, counselling, play therapy and positive behaviour support.

About you...

You will:

  • Have relevant experience
  • Be registered with HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Hold a Doctorate or Masters degree in Educational Psychology (professional training)

It would also be highly desirable for you to have training in and experience of using specific approaches to working with young people with autism and/or learning disability

We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate a full-time post.However, where a candidate meets the full person-specification for the role we may consider offering a part-time post with flexible working hours.

We follow a robust safer recruitment process and all successful applicants will go through recruitment checks. If you’re successful we’ll need you to have an enhanced DBS check. For all roles we’ll also need a minimum of three references. Depending on the role you apply for, we might also need to request references from each employer where you have worked with young people or vulnerable adults.

We’ll also need to know about any breaks in your employment history with evidence from documents like birth certificates or passports. If you’re successful and have worked outside the UK for any longer than three months in the last five years, we’d also need to complete a foreign DBS or code of conduct check.

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The Together Trust

Together Trust is a charity providing special education, residential services, fostering, family support and community services.

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Posted on: 31 January 2020
Closed date: 01 March 2020
Job ref: HREXEP
Tags: Social Care/Development, Practitioner