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Job Title:          Clinical Practitioner Psychologist

Location:          Middleton Fells, Kirkby Lonsdale, with travel to other residential settings in South Cumbria

Salary:              Up to £60,000 per annum (pro rata), depending on experience – plus £3000 Welcome Bonus and Relocation package £3000. (Relocation package dependent/ agreed based on distance)

Contract:          Permanent, 52 weeks per annum, part time/full time hours considered

Essential:         Full UK Driving Licence and access to own vehicle required

We’re looking for an experienced Psychologist to join our team who will contribute to bespoke assessment and intervention plans for the adults we support. This is a wide and varied role ideal for those looking for a new challenge where you can truly have an impact on shaping services and driving change.

About the role

The post is located within Middleton Fells, Kirkby Lonsdale and will involve travelling to other residential homes within South Cumbria. You will be joining a well-established clinical team to facilitate MDT working, consisting of Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and an Assistant Psychologist. The clinical work closely with the wider care team and this enables positive and effective multi-disciplinary working across the staff teams, in order to maximise clinical outcomes for the adults we support. 

You will be working within the overall framework of the service policies and procedures and within existing MDT and Clinical Governance structures to support the services in future development and ensuring quality assurance.

Our clinical teams help to develop empowering environments where the adults we support can flourish. Always putting them at the forefront of everything they do. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, and the adults we support are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible.

When it comes to looking after the people in our care, we strive for excellence. With this in mind, we are looking for a Practitioner Psychologist who shares our vision; to build incredible futures.

Location: Middleton Fells, Kirkby Lonsdale 

Our Homes – Middleton Fells – Options Autism

About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of high-quality education and special needs education and care. We have adult services covering all of England and North Wales. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland and Wales with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate and care for.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Options Autism.

For more information on the group please visit: https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/

Essential Criteria:

  • Post-graduate doctoral level qualification in Psychology (clinical, counselling, forensic)
  • Registered with the HCPC and BPS
  • Experience in supervising Assistant Psychologists 
  • Experience of working with children and adults who have an intellectual disability and/or autism with additional needs (e.g. complex trauma, mental health needs, behaviours of concern)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of key partners
  • Able to work sensitively with people and resolve conflict effectively
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the setting
  • Substantial and relevant post-qualification experience with adults and children
  • Experience of lecturing/teaching/training
  • Full valid UK driving licence and access to a car
  • Skills in the management of data are also important as the role includes collecting and analysing data to inform various pieces of service delivery, development and project work.

For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact: recruitment@ofgl.co.uk   

What’s in it for you?

You will be working with an ambitious and driven service that’s really going places, supported by an exceptional team of likeminded individuals who are keen to learn from you. This is an opportunity to enrich the lives of the people we support and make a positive difference, in a role where you have autonomy.

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment where our people are heard, respected and hugely valued. We want our employees to come to work with energy, determination and most importantly we want them to be happy in their work. We are well aware that it is our highly skilled teams that make Outcomes First Group the success it is, and we want this to continue. This is why we provide a range of benefits designed to support you, not just in your work life but also on a personal level too. We want you to be the best you can be and offer genuine opportunities for career development and progression.


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils people  in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils the people we support. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

 Job ID: 241614


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