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01562 882 253

Assistant Psychologist

Sunfield Children’s Home – Clent

Job Title:                     Assistant Psychologist

Department:               Psychology and Therapies

Reports to:                  Head of Care and Therapy

Accountable to:           Clinical Psychologist

Salary:                         £19,968 – £22,683 (dependent on qualifications and experience)


Are you a degree-qualified Psychologist? Are you looking to build a rewarding career with an organisation that’s dedicated to changing young lives for the better?

At Sunfield Childrens Homes, we are dedicated to helping children and young people with complex, challenging needs. We offer expert care and first-rate facilities, all designed to support and speed the development of young lives. As an Assistant Psychologist, you’ll make a huge difference, playing a big part in creating more positive outcomes through this highly rewarding role. And there’s plenty of positives for you too – we’ll help you develop your abilities with training and opportunities to support your ambitions of becoming an Educational or Clinical Psychologist.


Some of the main duties will include:

  • With close supervision from our Clinical Psychologists, to support the psychology team’s work with students with complex learning disabilities, emotional needs and challenging behaviour.
  • To actively participate in the psychological assessment of students, supervised by our psychologists, to promote their psychological, emotional and social well-being.
  • To support the psychologists in promoting the consideration of psychological needs when Sunfield is preparing for new students coming to Sunfield.
  • To contribute to the assessment of the needs of students who are presenting with challenging behaviour using clinically appropriate methods as agreed in supervision.
  • To support the psychologists in staff interventions such as child-centred training and team “reflective practice” sessions.
  • With close supervision, to work with other members of the multi-disciplinary team where appropriate and to make a positive contribution to the team by attending team meetings and peer supervision.
  • To actively promote the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people as detailed in Sunfield’s Safeguarding policy.
  • To attend the weekly cross-departmental Student Focus meetings to signpost staff and give feedback from the psychology department.


What we offer:

  • 33 days holidays (Including bank holidays)
  • Free Parking
  • Free lunches
  • Support for continued professional development
  • A comprehensive induction
  • Access to childcare vouchers
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • BHSF discounted health care benefits



Sunfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

To apply- Please complete an application form which can be found below and return to :

Access the Job Application Form here.

Access the Application Form Guidance here.

Access the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here.

Access the Job Description here.