My Client is a children’s home provider based in the Northwest of England. Working with children aged 8 to up to 17 years with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
A fantastic opportunity for a new exciting role! We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist to be responsible for supporting and maintaining fidelity to the model of Psychologically Informed Care-planning and Intervention in a cluster of residential care homes.
Clinical Psychologist - Job Duties:
- Providing psychological assessments, formulation, training, supervision and input into the care planning process, to improve the mental health of the children Looked After within a cluster of residential homes
- To undertake evidence-based therapeutic work
- To write reports, referral letters, documents to contribute to the care plans for children and young people
- To communicate about psychological issues with residential care staff, operational managers, commissioners, social workers and members of the clinical team, both at an individual and systemic level
- To represent the psychology service both internally and externally
- To complete reflective practice session with our management team and support staff
Clinical Psychologist - Essential Criteria/Personnel Specification:
- Doctoral level training in clinical psychology allowing HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
- Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients, ideally across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient settings.
- Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
- Competencies, knowledge and skills applicable to working with children and young people with complex presentations.
- Knowledge about attachment and the impact of maltreatment.
- Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
- Skills in providing indirect interventions such as consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
- Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
This is a full time and permanent position.
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