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Those Huge Small Victories

Our clinicians are fulfilled by the idea of affecting even the smallest positive changes in our young people, so we celebrate the little things.

Get Out What You Put In

This role is based at Hall Cliffe School 3-days-a-week, as well as supporting 2 local residential homes for the other 2 days.

The greatest achievements often don’t come easy but Hall Cliffe has earned a reputation as a school that can help turn young people’s lives around. The school is housed in a stunning listed building at the centre of which is a tranquil courtyard that is used for both recreational and therapeutic activities. However, the true centre of everything at Hall Cliffe School are the pupils, which is evident in the unwavering commitment and support that the staff team offer to each young person. The school supports young people with ADHD, ASD, Asperger’s or SEMH needs.

Our clinicians are a crucial part of the most joined-up model in SEND. Across all of our specialist... schools and children’s homes, we provide unrivalled levels of clinical support, both in terms of our expertise and breadth of provision. Our young people present with a complexity of need including developmental trauma, neuro-developmental conditions and special educational needs.

As an Assistant Psychologist you will develop your skills in building relationships and engaging children and young people in assessments and interventions under the direction of a qualified psychologist. You’ll be part of a multi-disciplinary clinical team, supporting educational and residential colleagues to provide therapeutic living and learning environments and, based on clinical assessment and formulation, offer individualised interventions and engagement to our young people.

What We Do For You

We know you’re going to do great things. For your hard work and commitment, we reward you with the best salary and benefits package in the sector. With us, you’ll get to make a genuine difference to the lives of our young people – plus you’ll get:
• Training: A full induction and on the job training
• Holiday: You’ll work hard at WG, so you’ll be rewarded with 35 days holiday including bank holidays
• Clinical Development: If career growth and professional advancement is your thing, we provide a leading programme of clinical learning and development
• Flexible benefits: meaning you can increase/decrease benefits such as life insurance – check out our benefits here
• Wellbeing: a host of wellbeing tools and advice including employee assistance
• Medical cover so you can claim back the cost of things like an opticians or dentist appointment and a host of high-street discounts
• Beautiful working environments with the very best facilities – check out our schools here
• A recommend a friend scheme that offers a £2,000 bonus every time

Bring Your Whole-self To Work

This is a great opportunity to change young lives and have a positive impact on their future. Embedded within our living and learning environments you will be offered the support, resource and platform for you to do great things. You’ll benefit from supervision, a clinical development programme and access to a 120+ strong team of multi-disciplinary clinical colleagues who will be with you every step of the way. Here’s a few things we’ll be looking for from you:
• With a degree (or equivalent) in Psychology, you’ll be eligible for graduate BPS membership. Your degree should include components relating to young people and mental health or autism
• You’ll have worked with young people who have developmental trauma and/or neurodevelopmental needs e.g ASD, SEMH and ADHD
• The resilience to be able to deal with challenging situations
• A ‘can do’ attitude – a team player who rolls up their sleeves to help others
• We genuinely care about our young people (and each other) so honesty and empathy is a must

Interested in joining us?

Our young people deserve the best possible future and we feel the same about our teams. You deserve to have the career you want, with a purpose-led employer, in an environment that allows you to be yourself.

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check (we will cover the cost) and an online search. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document.

Special Education / Careers in Care / Careers in Special Education / Working with Children / SEMH / SEN / ASD
Cliffe Rochester UK


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