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Assistant Psychologist

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/08/2019 12:00
£19554 - 21166
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Employment Location:
Peripatetic. Based at Aesca House in Ashington
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Job details 

Closing date:
16 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Service
As an Assistant Psychologist you would have the opportunity to work alongside Educational Psychologists, primary mental health workers and a range of other professionals supporting children and young people’s wellbeing in schools and other educational settings.

Northumberland are part of the trailblazer programme to develop Mental Health Support Teams in schools. The three main aims of the new teams are to:

Delivering evidence based interventions for mild to moderate mental health issues
2. Supporting the senior mental health lead in each school or college to introduce or develop their whole school or college approach
3. Giving timely advice to school and college staff, and liaising with external
specialist services, to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in education

This Assistant Psychologist role will exist as part of this newly formed team. Supervision and line management will be provided by the educational psychology team.

The role
This is a new role, which will develop as the teams evolve. The role is likely to include:
support the planning and delivery of training to schools and other professionals in regard to social and emotional wellbeing.
Undertaking research associated with the emotional wellbeing and mental health agenda.
Working with Educational Psychologists to support schools to reflect on, evaluate and embed inclusive practices, strategies and interventions.
Application of psychological knowledge and theory to all work undertaken
Supporting professionals to deliver a range of group work based interventions
Promoting emotional resilience and understanding the factors that impact wellbeing will underlie all work undertaken.

We are offering:

An initial six month contract
A starting salary of £19554
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements (delete if not applicable)
Experiences that would be valuable to those considering a career as a practitioner psychologist.
The opportunity to work within a well established Educational Psychology Team and being part of an emerging multidisciplinary Mental Health Support Team.

Essential requirements:

An honors psychology degree that gives basis for graduate registration with the British Psychological Society
Ability to understand and apply psychology based theoretical knowledge
Interest in the use of supervision to reflect on own practice
Ability to fulfill the travel requirements of the job, the successful applicant would be working in both Blyth and Hexham settings.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview in Ashington on Wednesday 4th September. The closing date for applications is Friday 16th August

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) claire.coe01@northumberland.gov.uk We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

For further information, please contact Katinka Bryan (Katinka.Bryan@Northumberland.gov.uk) or Andrew Scott (Andrew.Scott01@Northumberland.gov.uk) , telephone 01670 624 813 for an informal discussion.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

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