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Childrens Psychologist

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Clinical Psychologist (Part-time)
Up to £34,000

Due to organisational growth, we are looking for a dynamic and passionate registered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join us in Children's Residential Care. This is an exciting time to join A Wilderness Way as we are currently growing our clinical and therapeutic team. 

Join us and you can expect:
  • Annual Leave: You will receive 33 days per annum; our holiday year runs from March to February.
  • Additional leave: at 2 years and 5 years’ service.
  • Training Academy: An in-depth induction and welcome programme.
  • Bonuses: A bonus of £1000 every time you successfully refer a friend.
  • Pension: Auto enrolment into our Company pension.
  • Recognition Awards: Our monthly Wilderness Heroes Awards celebrate you and your team’s success.
  • Your Wellbeing: Excellent health and wellbeing benefits via Medicash, including an employee assistance programme; a cash back healthcare plan that offers discounts on optical, dental, and a range of complimentary therapies; 24/7 access to a virtual GP, and other lifestyle apps to support your wellbeing; discounted gym memberships. 
  • Life Assurance: of 2 times annual salary.
  • Discounts: A range of discount schemes with access to savings on high street brands, restaurants, cinemas, and other leisure outlets, including local businesses following feedback from our employees.
Your Role and Responsibilities as a Psychologist:
  • Reporting to the Head of Clinical and Therapy, provide specialist psychological assessments of children based upon the appropriate use, interpretation, and integration of complex data.
  • To formulate and implement plans for evidence-based interventions.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychotherapeutic interventions.
  • Ensure that children receive immediate and ongoing support that is timely and coordinated. 
  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options, considering both theoretical and therapeutic models and complex factors.
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for children
Key Qualities we look for:
  • Relevant qualification and registration.
  • Specialist knowledge and experience of trauma-informed working with children and of crisis intervention 
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision to professionals working with children experiencing mental health problems.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of crisis intervention.
  • A full, valid, UK driving licence and access to your own transport.
Why choose a career with Wilderness?
  • Wilderness is one of the UK’s leading specialist providers of residential care for children who have suffered trauma and adversity.
  • We encourage an environment of continuous development by ensuring that you are supported to achieve industry recognised qualifications.
  • We value respect and adaptability, we have fun, and we enjoy working collaboratively, meaning that together we make a real difference to the lives of the children we look after.
  • We celebrate the smallest of achievements at Wilderness, helps us accomplish bigger outcomes for our people and communities.
Are you ready to join the Wilderness team? 
  • If you would like to apply for this role, please click ‘Apply Now’ and register your details with us or contact We will then be in touch to ask you to complete our application form. 
  • We are an equal opportunities employer and have a commitment to safeguarding children. We follow Safer Recruitment practices. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary background checks, governed by regulation, including obtaining an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS), Access NI, or Disclosure Scotland.

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