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School Psychologist

  • Location:

    Wimborne, Dorset

  • Sector:

    Services for children

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  • Salary:

    £19000 - £40000 per annum

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  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Job Description

An innovative provider of education and care for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are looking for a term-time school psychologist 3 days a week (initially).

The successful Psychologist will work in the Cranborne where the School provides highly person-centred study programmes for young people aged 11-16, with autistic spectrum conditions including Asperger's syndrome, social and emotional difficulties, anxiety disorders and mental health needs.

The Role
Your role will be to use psychological models and practices to enhance the learning, cognitive and emotional skills of children and young people in order to prepare them for adult life.

Key elements of the post include:

Oversight of Positive Behaviour Support and Clinical Risk Assessment within the school
Individual clinical assessments and treatment for some students
Providing consultation and support to the education staff team
Facilitating a reflective practice group for education staff
Supervision of the Assistant Psychologist
The role will also give you the opportunity to provide training and guidance to our teams on such issues as behaviour support, mental health and communication, especially for young people with Autism.

You will also take a lead role in providing summaries of progress/intervention/risk assessments where appropriate for MDT's in advance of meetings and provide training and support to families where required. The salary will range from £19,000- £40,000.

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

Post graduate qualification in Psychology.
Registered and accredited with Health & Care Profession Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist.
Working with young people with special education needs and high levels of support.
Working with young people with Autism and associated difficulties.
Working in a school, college or care setting is desirable.
Working within a multi-disciplinary team.
Current evidence-based practice.

If this opportunity is something of interest, please contact

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.


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