We have a new and exciting opportunity for a full-time Assistant Psychologist to join our client’s charity based in Keele.
Our client is a national charity working to transform the lives of disabled children and their families, enabling them to challenge the barriers they face throughout childhood by providing practical and emotional support.
It provides a state-of-the-art base for the Charity’s therapies and an environment where ground-breaking research can be undertaken, potentially changing the way some disabilities are treated, affecting millions of people around the world.
The Charity is going through an exciting period of growth and this is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and fast-moving organisation at a time when it will attract national and international attention.
You will be supporting the Multi-Disciplinary Team in delivering effective clinical services through assessment, intervention and ongoing support to children, young people and families accessing the specialist autism service.
The multidisciplinary team includes Learning Disability Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Paediatrician, Assistant Psychologists, Clinical Assistant and charity volunteers.
Supervised by an HCPC Registered Psychologist your work will involve:
• Assessment and intervention
• Development delivery of training to parents, children and staff.
• Adapt practice to meet individual child and ‘setting’ circumstances, including due regard for cultural and linguistic differences and mode of communication including signs and symbols.
• Maintain sensitivity at all times to the emotional needs of the child, the families and their carers.
• Assist with administrative tasks
• Undertake data collection, analysis, write reports
To be successful in your application as Assistant Psychologist, you will need to have or be:
• Honours degree 2:1 or above in Psychology, or equivalent. Eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS.
• An understanding of child development.
• An ability to relate well to, and communicate with, children, families and professionals.
• A desire to develop skills in the area of autism.
• Excellent team-working and communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, time management and organisational skills.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• An openness and willingness to learn new skills and to put these into practice.
• A personal commitment to the organisation’s values and principles.
• A positive can-do attitude and the ability to demonstrate a flexible approach to work.
• Able to meet the physical requirements of the role after reasonable adjustments have been made for illness or disability.
• Undertake personal and professional development in order to meet the changing demands of the role.
• Able to travel to meet the needs of the role.
You will work 37.5 hours per week and there is a salary on offer of up to £21,000 per annum, depending on experience.
The Charity is committed to safeguarding children and young people and therefore adopts a safer recruitment approach through a robust recruitment and selection process. All posts within the Charity are subject to DBS checks, in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). This role is eligible for an Enhanced with barred lists DBS check.
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