Would you like to be part of a forward thinking and dynamic team, ensuring that high quality, psychological service is delivered to our students?


We have a fantastic newly created position for a senior AP to join the team you must have at least 1 years’ experience in a previous Assistant Psychologist role. This role also has an additional responsibility of providing Therapeutic activities appropriate to students’ needs choices and interests under the supervision and guidance of the Specialist Occupational Therapist (OT).


We are an innovative and friendly team with high levels of job satisfaction. You will work alongside a full multidisciplinary team including Qualified Psychologist, Occupational therapy, SaLT, Psychiatry and Nursing.  We offer direct support from a Regional Clinical Lead, manageable caseloads, effective supervision, and cutting edge programme opportunities throughout the group.


The Cambian Group, part of the CareTech family of companies which is one of the largest providers of Specialist Education and Care services for children and young people in the UK.

We believe “everyone has a personal best”

Cambian specialist education services are improving the outcomes of children and young people every day. Our schools and colleges provide support to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger Syndrome, Moderate and Severe Learning Difficulties, Social, Emotional Mental Health and Complex Needs.

Job role


Your role will be to support the qualified psychologist and specialised SEN Occupational Therapist for a defined caseload of young people with Psychology and OT specified in their EHCP, you will provide psychological assessment interventions and assist in the implementation & delivery of agreed OT programmes & interventions with support from the OT

Working autonomously, you will attend MDT student reviews, completes outcome measurements and care planning exercises for each student

Taking a “hands on” approach it is essential that you will be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills. You must have excellent organisational and time management skills.

Our teams are fully committed to Cambian’s vision. There’s no doubt that you’ll face some challenges. You must therefore be a resilient, reflective, creative and a flexible practitioner. In return, you will find this to be a highly rewarding role, where you will be working to make a real difference to a child or young person’s life.

Candidate Profile


A degree or higher in Psychology

Graduate membership of the British Psychological Society.

1 year experience or more in an Assistant Psychologist role

Experience in working with ASD and/or learning disabilities (preferred)

Good understanding of the role of therapeutic boundaries and the importance of evidence-based interventions.

A highly organised professional ready to take the initiative

Be a strong team player that is confident, motivated.

Above all you’ll be someone with a genuine desire to help others.


You’ll receive


Competitive salary

Extensive Group staff benefits

Full support from the MDT team

Comprehensive induction and ongoing training

Group Development opportunities


You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession.



Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.

Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care.

All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.


Cambian is an equal opportunities employer

Salary: Up to 26,000

Location: Blandford Forum, DT11 0QS

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