Assistant Psychologist

  • Job Reference: 00045182-1
  • Date Posted: 23 November 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Lexden, Essex
  • Salary: £19,000 to £20,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Want to make a difference in a young person's life? Join Salutem in supporting people to live the life they love!
Salutem Care and Education have services across England and Wales supporting adults and children in residential and educational environments.
Individuals we support become part of a Salutem family, where they can be themselves, thrive, and love the life they live. We are immensely proud of the part we play in creating meaningful days and fulfilled lives for everyone at Salutem, and that includes those who work for us. The opportunities and prospects really are limitless, and that’s why you should consider becoming part of our family.
This residential service is a residential family focused childcare setting that supports young people aged 5 to 13 who have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse and poor attachments and who may display a range of challenging behaviours. Experience is an advantage, however the most important qualities to have to excel in this career is good common sense, resilience, a passion for helping others to live their best life, a great sense of humour and the ability to recognise the importance of working as a team. Our location is family focused and has its own unique personality and character, so this is what we also look for in our staff team. The role can be physically and mentally draining, and the children need committed people who will stand by them and not give up, even after the hardest of days.
In return for hard work and commitment, we will offer a wonderfully supportive environment, where every team member is valued and developed to reach their full potential. Full training will be given by experienced and dedicated senior staff members and if you have the heart and soul to make a difference, the rest can be taught.
You are a superhero to all the young people we support. You overcome daily challenges to achieve amazing outcomes for children and support them to reach their goals and aspirations. Each day, you are driven by the motivation to provide a safe and support family home environment for the young people you support, enabling them to build their confidence and independence and empowering them to live their best lives.
Job Responsibilities:
* To undertake protocol based psychological assessments, including, questionnaires, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect observations and semi-structured interviews as directed by a qualified clinician.
* To assist in the formulation and delivery of care plans involving psychological treatment and/or management of a Young Persons problems, under the supervision of a qualified psychologist.
* To attend and contribute to appropriate multi-disciplinary meetings and reviews (e.g. reporting assessment results, handing over behavior guidelines, or providing feedback on progress in treatment) under the guidance of a qualified clinician.
* Meet and advise parents and other professionals under the guidance of a qualified clinician.
* Participate in placement visit assessments to assist the team with identifying young people’s suitability for admission to the Children’s Home.
* Give professional advice and support to care, education and other staff involved in implementing behavior management programmes in consultation with a qualified clinician.
* To monitor and maintain the Psychology Services tests and questionnaire resources and inform the clinician of any additional resources required.
* To maintain Young Persons records, including clinical observations, clinical notes, tests, and other relevant data according to the Psychology Service Record Keeping Protocol and the Salutem Data Protection Policy. At Salutem, you’re not just a care worker - you’re a supportive healthcare professional, an ambitious worker, a loyal colleague, a unique and transparent individual who provides engaging and meaningful experiences for the people we support.
As a valued member of our family, we offer:At Salutem, you’re not just a care worker - you’re a supportive healthcare professional, an ambitious worker, a loyal colleague, a unique and transparent individual who provides engaging and meaningful experiences for the people we support.
As a valued member of our family, we offer:
• COVID-19 Vaccination
• Key Worker status
• Competitive rates of pay dependant on experience.
• Wagestream - our financial planning app, making it easier to access and manage your finances and allowing you to access up to 30% of your pay throughout the month as and when you need it.
• Training/Qualification Opportunities -In addition to the company induction, you will also receive bespoke specialist training that reflects the needs of the service and your personal development.
• Internal progression opportunities - We're committed to supporting your learning and upskilling, and will support you to reach your full potential and progress in your career with us.
• Induction – You will undertake a bespoke induction programme tailored to your specific job role and will complete training through a blended learning approach
• Perkbox – We have a great employee benefits platform called Perkbox, this includes over 200 different exclusive perks and discounts such as cinema tickets, flights/holidays, theme parks, days out plus much more!
• Employee Support Helpline – You will have access to a private and confidential employee support helpline, covering a wide range of topics including financial advice, health and well-being and more. This is all available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
• Pension
An approved qualification in psychology conferring eligibility for graduate basis for registration with the British Psychological Society, with either a bachelor’s degree (Class 2.1 or higher) or a bachelor’s degree (any class) together with a higher degree.
Due to the nature of the role, you must be aged 23 or older