Job description

  • Location:
    The Pears National Centre for Autism Education
  • Salary:
    Circa £60,000 pro rata
  • Contract Type:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Closing Date:
    31 August 2022

Psychologist (0415)

We are Ambitious about Autism have a brand new role to join us as a Psychologist.

You will be part of the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Team (EHW) that is a newly formed team of psychologists, assistant psychologists, PBS practitioners and a nurse, who work in our education settings. The EHW team, alongside the Occupational Therapy Team and Speech and Language Therapy Team make up Integrated Services. The central purpose of Integrated Services is to enhance the quality of life of the children and young people in our settings. Supporting and promoting emotional wellbeing and mental health is central to achieving this.

As a psychologist, you will be passionate about improving the emotional and mental health of children and young people and putting their quality of life at the centre of all you do. You will provide high quality, evidenced based psychological interventions, and plan and oversee the work of assistant psychologists. This will include direct work with CYP, running groups, and providing training and support to staff and families. You will also be part of a transdisciplinary team who welcome creative and innovative ways of delivering services.

We are looking for:

  • Experience of working with children with autism and learning disabilities with mental health difficulties
  • PsychD Clinical Psychology/ Accredited post-graduate qualification in Clinical psychology
  • Successful experience of designing and delivering effective consultation and training programmes for other professionals and families

In return, we offer great benefits including a generous holiday allowance and commitment to continued professional development (CPD), flexible, hybrid working and more. We will also consider this role part time.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual who would like to work for a forward-thinking, open and honest organisation and make a real impact to the young people we work with. Please find our full recruitment pack on the link below.

If you have any questions around the role or would like to have a confidential chat, please contact Stephen Vickers 020 8815 5439 -

Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

The Safeguarding responsibilities of the post as per the job description and personal specification.
Whether the post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendment to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2021. This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected', so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS Filter Guidance.

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The Pears National Centre for Autism Education
Woodside Avenue, Muswell Hill, London, UK, N10 3JA

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Stephen Vickers

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