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Assistant Psychologist - MHST.3548

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 02/08/2020 23:59
£19,554 - £21,166
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Ashington District Office

Job details 

Closing date:
2 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:

1. 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:
- Supporting 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.
- The 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.

This is a fixed term position for 1 year

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £19,554 (rising to £21,166)
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

More information can be found in the attached job description and for guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see attached notes.

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 an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 2nd August 2020

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