Current Vacancies

Assistant Psychologist (Support) at Clinical Services

Reference No: HO/10/AP(S)/17

CLOSED  17/10/2017

Location: Tickhill, Doncaster

Salary: £20,085 p.a.


Because of the nature of its work with children and vulnerable adults the Hesley Group uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to make checks at an enhanced level on all persons whose work or proposed work for any Group Company will involve regular contact with or working in close proximity to children and vulnerable adults in the Group’s care. This post is subject to the enhanced level DBS check, please ensure you complete the form by clicking the link above before continuing with your application Our user reference for the check system is HESLEY with password Hesley. A summary of the Group's policy is available by clicking here

Established in 1975, the Hesley Group provides flexible, specialist residential services and schools. We aim to offer the best possible care, education and vocational opportunities for young people and adults, often with autism, who have a learning disability and complex needs including behaviour which may challenge.  

We are now seeking to appoint a number of Assistant Psychologist (Support’s) to work within our children and adult services. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a link between care, education and our clinical teams.

We’ll expect you to live and breathe our values by ensuring we take a person-centred approach that’s driven by quality and focused on positive outcomes. You will be a skilled practitioner who is able to build effective professional relationships with our key internal and external stakeholders.

Partnership with families and facilitating the voice of the people we support are priorities of our service.  

You will be providing direct care to an identified individual with complex needs which will include shift work, this will be for around 75% of your time. The rest of your time  will be spent on work directed by a Clinical team, for example, developing support plans, collecting and analysing data, writing reports, developing staff training and developing resources. You will work as part of a team of Assistant Psychologist (Supports) across the group.

You should have a Bachelors degree in Psychology or other relevant degree at 2:1 or above. You should also have a Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 (or this must be achieved within 1 year of appointment to post). You should have relevant experience of working with people with complex needs or people whose behaviour can challenge services. 

In return, we offer a commitment to regular supervision from a Clinical Psychologist or a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. We offer outstanding continuing professional development opportunities via our tailored Assistant Psychologist (Support) CPD programme in addition to in house induction and training.

If you believe you fulfill the above and are looking for a new challenge or experience, this is an excellent opportunity.  For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Anna Backhouse-Director of Therapeutic Services on 01302 866906.

You may find the following documents useful to read through to help you decide whether this is the right career for you.

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To apply online click the button above, alternatively to request an application pack please email recruitment@hesleygroup.co.uk  stating the job reference number HO/10/AP(S)/17 and also your full name and address.

By application only, CVs will not be accepted

Closing date for receipt of both postal and online applications is Noon, 17 October 2017

Please note that applications submitted after 12pm (Noon) on the closing date may not be processed

Hesley Group is an equal opportunities employer.