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Assistant Psychologist Post(s)

Educational and Child Psychology Services

North West England

Salary £20,253 – £22,212 p.a (Fixed term/part time)

Orange Psychology are looking to appoint Assistant Psychologist(s) who can engage in collaborative and reflective practice to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families. This position offers the potential to work across different contexts with our partner psychologists from different disciplines (Educational, Clinical, Forensic and Counselling), depending upon experience and demands of the service. The role promises to provide a unique learning experience for graduates hoping to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in the area of applied psychology.

Orange Psychology offers a unique service model, allowing for collaboration between psychologists where appropriate to support the children, families and settings with which we work.

Since our establishment in March 2016, we have rapidly built a reputation for high quality, effective services for schools, children and families in the communities within which we work. Currently, we provide publicly funded services commissioned by schools, local authorities and other bodies and offer services across the North West, including West Yorkshire (Calderdale), Lancashire (Preston) and areas of Greater Manchester (Tameside, Oldham). We also support a children’s care provider in Bury and Leicestershire.

Demand for our services is high and our team is expanding. We are excited to be able to offer assistant psychology post(s) to be able to assist in the growth, reach and development of our service.

Please note, positions are advertised on a part-time basis in the first instance, with the relevant pro-rata salary. There is some flexibility in the actual hours available, depending on applicant’s preference and availability. There is the possibility to increase in future depending on service needs.

The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will be;

  • supporting and contributing to the role of the Educational Psychologist (and sometimes the Forensic, Clinical, Counselling Psychologists) in providing high quality and sustainable educational and child psychology service to schools in the North West
  • working with teachers and other school staff to implement and support psychological advice through educational psychology assessments;
  • planning and delivering outcome-focused interventions for individual children or groups of children who may be vulnerable and/or have additional needs;
  • assisting in the preparation and delivery of training in areas of psychology relevant to educational and child psychology;
  • writing summary reports and intervention impact assessments.

We would particularly welcome applications from practitioners who may be seeking to become an Educational/Child Psychologist in the future.

We offer:

  • a small, friendly and supportive team, from a range of disciplines including Educational, Clinical, Counselling and Forensic fields;
  • high quality supervision from a range of practitioners and opportunities for personal development;
  • opportunities and encouragement to explore the application of psychology through evidence-informed interventions in school and community settings;
  • a strong focus on evaluation, research and development;
  • links with universities in the region;
  • access to relevant materials, measures and resources, including laptop.

Closing date: Monday 12th March 2018

Interviews: Monday 26th March 2018

Start date: As soon as possible

The successful candidate will be employed under Orange Psychology terms and conditions.

To apply

We will be shortlisting using completed application forms (not through candidate CVs), please see here for the form to use;

Application Form

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Job Description and Person Specification

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