Senior Psychologist/Senior Psychotherapist
Acorn Education & Care
Halesworth, East Anglia
9h ago

About the role

This is a newly commissioned post that has been created to shape and develop our local clinical wellbeing service. Our multifaceted and therapeutic approach aims to address the whole person, taking into consideration clinical, biological, physiological and psychological aspects.

The successful applicant will work alongside a multidisciplinary team, also forming part of a group wide specialist Clinical Wellbeing team.

Providing a systematic high quality psychology service within the designated provision(s) for children and young people, you will be working with others to promote the wellbeing and best interests of our children and young people, whilst endorsing the effectiveness of the service in achieving its aims and objectives and ensuring a high quality service provision in line with best practice guidelines and internal policies and procedures.

  • Undertaking all associated Clinical Psychology / Psychotherapy duties whilst adhering to professional and regulatory guidelines, you will carry out assessments;
  • designing individualised plans and strategies. As well as implementing evidence-based therapeutic interventions; report writing and multi-professional reviews.

  • Providing advice, information and training to staff, other members of the Clinical Wellbeing team(s), commissioners and other agencies regarding the impact on children of trauma and adverse life experiences;
  • attachment difficulties; neuro-diversity and educational needs.

    Our Clinical Wellbeing 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 a Senior 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 : Acorn Park School, Bramfield House School and Wetheringsett Manor; supporting Residential Homes within the region as required.

    Bramfield House and Wetheringsett Manor are specialist provisions for children and young people who have complex needs. Acorn Park School caters for children on the Autistic Spectrum.

    These schools cover an age range of 5-19 years old.

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    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 : / / /

    Essential Criteria :

  • Post-graduate doctoral level in Clinical Psychology or Psychotherapy equivalent.
  • Registered with the HCPC and BPS or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years post-doctoral experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the setting
  • Substantial and relevant post-qualification experience with children and young people
  • Experience of lecturing / teaching / training
  • Good knowledge of relevant psychometric tools
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Full valid UK driving licence and access to a car
  • 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.

    Benefits and Rewards

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum plus bank holidays Increasing by one day for every year of service, up to 5 years.
  • 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
  • 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

    At 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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