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Counselling / Clinical Psychologist




Strathmore College, Bellringer Road, Trentham Lakes South, Stoke on Trent, ST4 8LJ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




Full time

Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking an experienced Counsellor/Clinical Psychologist with demonstrable previous professional practice experience gained within their chosen field of therapy (e.g. Person Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic, Systemic).  The successful applicant will be registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and will hold a doctorate in counselling or clinical psychology and be registered with HCPC.

Responsibilities will include:-

  • Receiving and responding promptly to meeting the identified needs of learners, undertaking assessments to determine and plan an effective therapy programme using appropriate and relevant approaches, activities and interventions supporting their educational programme
  • Working alongside colleagues in applying the most effective ways to measure impact
  • Managing an assigned caseload within agreed timescales ensuring regular interaction and communication with learners, professionals, colleagues and families
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records in the form of case notes, case files, clinical reports, computerised information systems and other associated documentation.  Presents and shares relevant information and knowledge concerning assigned learners at weekly Multidisciplinary Team meetings
  • Contributing to multi-agency working encompassing the review of a learners Education, Health and Care Plan and learning programme
  • Working with the clinical lead to develop staff competencies and provide clinical supervision with a focus on supporting staff in their professional development and in reflecting on their practice
  • Facilitating individual and group therapy sessions within the given field of therapy ensuring activities and interventions continue to meet the needs of the learners

For a full list of responsibilities and a detail person specification, please refer to the job description attached below.

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Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Strathmore College is a residential and day college in Stoke on Trent.  The college provides for learners aged 16-25 years who have learning difficulties, emotional, social and behavioural difficulties/disability.  The cohort of learners’ needs include mild to severe learning difficulty/disability, Downs Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, speech and language difficulties coupled with other health related, mental or physical difficulties.  The learner’s needs are increasingly more complex, with a number of learners who were NEET and those who were finding engaging in education and learning challenging. The College uses meaningful, practical learning activities to engage and motivate learners.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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