D210 Lead Clinical Psychologist in Autism School

Doucecroft School, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC0-20L Position Type: Director Pay Range: £43,753 - £53,168
Position Start Date: 30/01/2021 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/01/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: 25 January 2021  

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D210 - Lead Clinical Psychologist in Autism Specialist School

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to become the Clinical Lead for our established Diagnostic team. As part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists), you will provide autism diagnostic assessments alongside Clinical Psychology input to the pupils within Autism Anglia's Children's Services based at Doucecroft School, a converted estate in a beautiful setting in Eight Ash Green, Colchester.

Your main duties will include:

  • Autism diagnostic assessments using gold standard assessments of ADOS and ADI-R
  • Leading the Diagnostic team in pre and post diagnostic support, service development, alongside managerial roles
  • Working alongside the Therapy Team to assess and formulate the psychological needs of new and existing pupils within the school
  • Delivering individual and group therapy, where required
  • Delivering training and consultation to the wider professional team

Our ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, registered with the HCPC - essential
  • Experience of working with individuals who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder - essential
  • Experience of autism diagnosis - essential
  • Trained with gold standard tools, such as ADOS and ADI-R- desirable
  • Experience in a managerial role- desirable

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity. Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. These posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


· Pension scheme

· Death in Service Benefit

· Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts

· Refer a friend scheme

· Comprehensive Autism training package

In the first instance please send your CV torecruitment@autism-anglia.org.uk or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 577678 or contact Dr Sarah Clayton, Clinical Psychologist on sclayton@autism-anglia.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 22nd January 2021

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. These posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

If no response is received within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

Information about the School

Doucecroft School is a specialist co-educational school for children and young people with autism and additional complex needs, age 3 –19 years. Established in 1977, we are experienced and successful in meeting the needs of students with wide-ranging strengths and needs, providing a nurturing environment where students are able to thrive and grow in independence and self-esteem.

Students can benefit from our flexible boarding provision or can attend school as day students and come from across the Anglia region and the London boroughs.

Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy are provided on-site by our experienced therapy team.

Doucecroft School is part of Autism Anglia, a regional charity working with children, adults and families affected by Autism.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Marisa Brennan
Abbotts Lane
Eight Ash Green, Colchester
Essex, CO6 3QL
Telephone: 01206 771234
Email: recruitment@autism-anglia.org.uk