Assistant Psychologist - Bedford
Cambian Group, the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in children’s residential care, education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities, is looking for dedicated, caring individuals to join the company as an Assistant Psychologist. The posts will require someone with previous experience of working in CAMHS settings preferably with experience of working with children who are Looked After.
We offer excellent training and career progression opportunities as well as a variety of staff benefits.
We are seeking academically strong candidates to support and enhance the psychological care of children and young people within Cambian Healthcare by assisting qualified psychologists in the delivery and evaluation of evidence based interventions that meet Cambian Healthcare objectives, national strategic and policy guidelines, commissioner requirements and user and carer needs and expectations. The role involves the administration, scoring and report writing of psychometric assessments, standardised risk assessments, clinical formulation, support / consultation to staff and individual and group interventions.
Full induction training is given. You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession and just like our young people and Service Users, you will be learning all the time through our on-going mentoring and support. Clinical supervision is an important part of development and additional training will be supported.
You will be a strong team player, confident, motivated and well organised. You will have a good understanding of the role of therapeutic boundaries and the importance of evidence-based interventions. Patience and commitment are essential, but above all you’ll be someone with a genuine desire to help others. We are looking for someone with a good degree in Psychology and preferably previous experience within an Assistant Psychologist role.
In return we offer:
Full support from a multidisciplinary team
Regular clinical supervision
Meetings and peer support
Research opportunities & support
Internal/external training on new initiatives
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (with increments for length of service included)
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.
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