Clinical Psychologist

Doucecroft School, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC0-76 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £38,890 - £45,753
Position Start Date: 31/08/2022 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/08/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: August 2022  

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Location: Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green, Colchester

Salary:£38,890 - £45,753 per year for 52 weeks. This role is to be pro- rata'd for 42 weeks

Hours: Up to 35 hours per week (negotiable). 39 week term time only + additional 3 weeks out of term time (overall 42 weeks)

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We currently expanding our specialist services across the charity including various opportunities for Speech and Language Therapists and Clinical Psychologists within School Services, Diagnostics Services and Adult Services.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join our experienced school team in Eight Ash Green.
As part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and an Assistant Psychologist), you will provide psychological 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.

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.

Your main duties will include:

  • Work integrally and 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 children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder - essential

We have a clear pay progression structure and offer the following benefits:

  • Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications
  • Employee Referral Scheme - vouchers for you and anyone you recommend who we employ
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub,which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Pension scheme

In the first instance please send your CV or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 577678 or contact Kate Wright, Lead Speech & Language Therapist,

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.

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working or reasonable adjustments to support them.

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Marisa Brennan
Abbotts Lane
Eight Ash Green, Colchester
Essex, CO6 3QL
Telephone: 01206 771234

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