Make a difference to the lives of young people with complex needs

As part of our continued growth, we have an opportunity for an Educational Psychologist to make a difference to the lives of young people with complex needs. If you are looking to join a dedicated multi-disciplinary team in a challenging and rewarding environment, we would like to hear from you.

 

About the School

The Grange is an 8-18 mixed gender SEMH SEN School on the Rutland / Leicestershire border with a strong emphasis on the care and welfare of its pupils. At the last Ofsted the school was rated “Good” overall with “Outstanding” ratings for behaviour / welfare and leadership / management.

 

About the Group

We are part of the Acorn Care and Education Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

 

About the Role

You’ll join our multi-disciplinary team of dedicated therapy staff. You’ll provide psychological assessment for pupils within the school, guidance for education and care teams and professional development training for all staff. The role involves communicating with families/ carers and specialist agencies. You’ll work alongside OT, SALT, psychotherapy and counselling professionals, reporting to the Head of Therapy.

This is a challenging role and you must be able to cope with stressful interpersonal situations whilst maintaining a high degree of professionalism. This may involve highly emotive and distressing problems and the threat of verbal and physical abuse.

The Grange is part of the Acorn Care and Education Group. We can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

 

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for an Educational Psychologist with a doctoral professional qualification and HCPC registration. You’ll need to be creative and passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people with complex needs.

The ideal candidate will be resilient and have experience of working in with children and young people with complex SEN needs. You’ll need to be a good communicator with strong skills in assessment and report writing.

We offer a competitive salary including Staff Pension Scheme, a fantastic working environment and supportive staff group.

 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide psychological assessment for pupils within the school
  • Offer guidance for education and care teams
  • Communicating with families/ carers and specialist agencies
  • Engage in professional development training for all staff

Essential Criteria

  • A doctoral professional qualification in Educational Psychology
  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Creative and passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people
  • Able to work as part of a team and be self-reliant

 

Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.