Senior Clinical Psychologist

Horsham, West Sussex

£49,060 pro rata

2 days per week, permanent

Our client currently has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to join their clinical team. This is an excellent opportunity to join the team as they expand their clinical provision, having a real impact and implementing a holistic, therapeutic approach.

About the Group

Our client are innovators in education and care and the leading children’s service provider in the UK. They have 3 specialist divisions within the group. This role sits within their Education and Care division where they provide services across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Their specialist SEMH provision, coupled with their expertise within residential care, means they offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. They are pleased to have achieved a 94% Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ for ther homes.

The successful applicant will work within 2 settings based on the same site. The School is a DfE registered independent school which caters for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health needs between the ages of 7-18 years old and a dedicated residential children’s home also specifically for children with SEMH needs.

They employ staff who share their commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

About the role

This opportunity is one of three newly commissioned posts that have been created to shape and develop their local clinical wellbeing service. Their wellbeing approach is one which aims to address the whole person, not just from a purely clinical perspective but starting with biological aspects then moving on to physiological and psychological symptoms. A multidisciplinary perspective with an overall therapeutic approach. The successful applicant will work alongside an Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist and their Regional Head of Clinical Services in delivering the best possible outcomes to those within their care, whilst also forming part of a group wide specialist, clinical wellbeing team.

In brief the successful candidate will be responsible for:

Providing a systematic high quality psychology service within the designated provision(s) to children and young people
Working collaboratively with others to promote the wellbeing and best interests of the children and young people and the effectiveness of the service in achieving its aims and objectives, ensuring a high quality service provision in line with best practice guidelines and internal policies and procedures
Undertaking all aspects of Clinical Psychology duties adhering to professional and regulatory guidelines
Carrying out assessments; designing individualised plans and strategies; implementing evidence-based therapeutic interventions; report writing; attending and facilitating multi-professional reviews
Providing advice, information and training to staff, other members of the Clinical Wellbeing and multi-disciplinary team(s), commissioners and other agencies regarding the impact on children of trauma and adverse life experiences; attachment difficulties; neuro-diversity and educational needs.

Key Skills Required

Post-graduate doctoral level in Clinical Psychology
Registered with the HCPC and BPS
Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the setting
Substantial and relevant post-qualification experience with children and young people
Experience of lecturing/teaching/training
Good knowledge of relevant psychometric tools
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Full valid UK driving licence and access to a car

Desirable: Experience working with children who have social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.

In return we offer:

Professional supervision and development
A network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development
Company Pension Scheme and benefits
“Your Wellbeing Matters”- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
Opportunity to enrich the lives of others and make a positive difference
Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
No two days are ever the same

Our client is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.

Please contact Krystle McCalla on 07881587110 or [email protected] for more information.


£41000 – £49060 per annum
Contact Name:
Krystle Mccalla
Job Duration:
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Job Location:
Horsham, West Sussex

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