Eastern Region Clinical Psychologist
Cavendish Education is a unique schools group currently seeking a full time clinical psychologist to support our Eastern Region Schools. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team, working to support a relational approach to teaching and learning which influences our whole school ethos and systems, as well as everyday practice.
Our Eastern Region Schools offer education placements for children and young people with very complex needs, often living in complex circumstances. Many of our learners have diagnoses of Autism and have experienced exclusion from mainstream settings. The Eastern Region Schools currently are:
Gretton School, Girton, Cambridgeshire
Quorn Hall School, Quorn, Leicestershire
Hardwick House School, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Our Schools are committed to offering a relational approach to education, informed by specialist knowledge of Autism and SEMH. Children and Young People who attend our schools have frequently experienced disrupted relationships as a consequence of their needs not being understood or met in other settings. Our schools are committed to offering learners reparative experiences of relationships in order to enable them to meet their full potential.
Within this overarching relational frame, we draw on evidence based approaches such as restorative practice and positive behaviour support to meet the needs of our students and support the wellbeing of the whole school community.
As a Clinical Psychologist you will make a highly valued contribution to all of these aspects of school life. You will also provide a high quality clinical psychology service for individual children, contributing to assessments and interventions plans. You will work in close partnership with professional and family networks. Each school has good links with local CAMHS and social care services. The clinical psychology role will build on these partnerships, particularly with colleagues from local health services.
We are seeking an experienced psychologist who can bring energy, commitment and compassion to their role. We would particularly welcome Clinical Psychologists with experience of working clinically with children and young people with autism. It is not essential to have worked in an education setting, as support will be provided to help the successful candidate apply their experience within our schools.
External clinical supervision will be provided by a consultant grade Clinical Psychologist. There is a commitment to continued professional development for our staff and a specific CPD budget to support psychologists. We anticipate the psychology provision will grow over the coming years with potential to recruit both assistant grade and qualified psychologists. This is an exciting time to join our psychology provision in schools and shape the developing service.
Our schools are based in Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire. Some travel between sites will be required, however we encourage flexible working where possible.
The role is offered full time, term time only (39 weeks plus 2 weeks allocated for report writing etc).
Candidates who would prefer to work part time are also welcome to apply.
Salary: 8a equivalent in the range of £45,753 – £51,668 (pro rata), depending on experience.
Closing date: 07/12/2020
For more information and an application form, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gretton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.
We aim to be a fair employer and are committed to equal opportunities. Gretton School does not discriminate against employees on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, disability or age.