Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist

The Aurora Group

Overview and Responsibilities
Clinical/Forensic/Counselling Psychologist – Aurora Beeches School
Location: Cranborne, Dorset
Salary:   £50,274 – £58,074
Hours : 40 hours per week
About us:
Aurora Beeches School is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, sitting in 16 acres of listed gardens and a wider 50 acre campus – it is a truly spectacular place to work. The staff pull together to achieve a common goal of empowering their young people through learning, they strive to exceed expectations wherever possible.
At Aurora Beeches School , we believe in giving young people the tools and opportunities to create the lives they want for themselves. With high-quality teaching, an excellent level of individual support and a range of expert-led, integrated therapy, we support students with a range of additional learning needs to create and meet their own goals.
With an established MDT on site , including Psychology, Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy and dedicated therapy spaces, we offer the opportunity for professional development, multidisciplinary and multi-agency working as well as to be part of an innovative service that values new ideas and strives to excel in clinical practice.
The main purpose of the role:
To use psychological models and practices to enhance the learning, cognitive and emotional skills of young people in order to prepare them for adult life and independent living. To provide direct support for non-clinical staff so they can respond to young people’s communication and behaviour in ways that reduce reliance on staff or other adults.
Key duties:
To assess the psychological needs of young people through clinical structured or semi structured interviews as well as psychometric testing available on site.
To liaise with members of the MDT and external professionals involved in the care of young people
To contribute to develop training packages for non-clinical staff and families.
Develop and deliver appropriate therapeutic group interventions.
Provide tailored individual interventions to young people when required.
Supervise Assistant Psychologists as service need requires.
For the full job description and break down of duties, please contact Kirsty from the recruitment team
Skills and Qualifications
Successful candidate qualities:
Experience working with young people with autism and ages 11-16
Doctorate-level clinical qualification in Psychology.
Registered and accredited with Health & Care Profession Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist
Demonstrate knowledge and ability to promote the dignity and individuality of young people by encouraging effective communication, making choices and reducing support needs.
Develop positive professional relationships with young people, parents, families and colleagues.
Promote attitudes that value young people with Special Educational Needs as individuals with a right to be treated with respect.
Benefits and Additional Information
What’s on offer?
Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:
Life assurance
Perkbox – offering high street discounts
Employee assistance programme
Car lease scheme
Fully funded training and qualifications
Bike to work scheme
Free membership to our Health cash back plan – Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.
If successful, you will have the opportunity to become the newest member of strong therapy team, who consistently bond together as a family and strive to support their young people in their development.
For more information on this position please contact
Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.
The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer.
This advert could be taken down at any point in time without prior notice if the position is filled.
Please note that candidates that are shortlisted might be subject to an online search.
#Reed FTE: £50,274.00 – £58,074.00

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