Assistant Psychologist

Posted 21 November by The Aurora Group

Overview and Responsibilities

Assistant Psychologist – Aurora Hanley School

Salary: £12.00 – £13.82 per hour

Permanent contact:  Full time 40 hrs per week , Term time (39 weeks)

Location: Aurora Hanley School, Stoke-On-Trent

Aurora Hanley School is a mixed day school for pupils between the ages of 6 and 19 with complex communication and social difficulties. Students may be on the autistic spectrum, have Asperger’s Syndrome or other difficulties that impact their emotional health and wellbeing and create barriers to learning.

If you are passionate about giving children and young people life chances that will shape their future, then you may well be the person we are looking for.

Job Role

We would like to appoint a candidate to be a key member of the clinical team in delivering and evaluating psychological support to our young people. Liaison with other professionals in the school will be a key part of the role, including teaching staff. The post-holder will undertake various tasks under the supervision of the clinical psychologist and have regular opportunities for professional development.

Skills and Qualifications

Skills, experience and qualifications required: 

  • The successful candidate will have a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Psychology
  • previous experience as an assistant psychologist and working with children, ideally in a special educational needs/mental health setting
  • You will be confident working with children directly, as well as with professionals and families
  • You will have a good understanding of ethical practice and the psychological principles which underpin our interventions e.g. attachment and learning theories

Benefits and Additional Information

Benefits on offer: 

  • Training and Development

Within Aurora, we strongly believe that learning and development should not be limited to just the children and young people we support.  We offer wide range of programmes and opportunities to all our employees to improve your skills and further your career. 

  • Save money on your bills!!

With the cost of living rising we have a fantastic benefit through Perkbox to help with cutting costs and help make your money go further.  Perkbox is a free app for you to use on the go wherever you are.  You can get deals and discounts to save money on things like your weekly food bill, phone plans, internet, eating out, gym memberships, insurance and more.  You can also use Perkbox for our cycle to work scheme and car scheme. 

  • Competitive Pay and Reward

Every year we compare the market rates of pay and rewards to insure they are comparable or better to other similar organisations.  We also offer Enhanced Annual Leave, Company Sick Pay, Pension and Life Assurance.

  • UK Health Cash Plan

This plan can help cover your day to day healthcare expenditure such as optician and dental bills.  You and your children are covered on this plan and you can also choose to upgrade and add a partner to enjoy the benefits with you.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

Your health and wellbeing is very important to us and we have support available on a wide variety of issues, helping you with online tools, information and via a freephone counselling service available 24/7. 

  • Refer a friend for £1,000

We’ll reward you for recommending friends and family to come and join the company (*terms apply)

How to apply: 

Please complete an online application form to apply, remembering to include all employment and education details, we cannot accept CV's in place of an application form.  For any assistance in completing or for more information please get in touch with Karen in our Recruitment Team at  

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer.

This advert could be taken down at any point in time without prior notice if the position is filled. 

Please note that candidates that are shortlisted might be subject to an online search. 

#Reed FTE: £24,960 - £28,746

Reference: 51663828

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