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Consultant Psychologist

Consultant Psychologist

Posted 16 March by Appoint Group Easy Apply Ended

Consultant Psychologist


£55000 - £60000 (plus Car Allowance)

Full Time

We care for and support adults living with a learning disability or autism in specialist hospitals and residential services throughout the UK. Our purpose is to make a positive difference to the people and their families by delivering person-centred health and social care that helps our service users to fulfil the things they want out of life, but most importantly, put the service user at the centre of all we do.

You will ensure the systematic provision of high-quality psychological service to our services in Scotland and exercise your responsibility for systematic governance of psychological practice with the team.

A major requirement of the job is to act as a highly specialist resource to the wider professional community and to carry out audits, policy and service development as well as research activities and/or programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working within a highly specialised clinical area, to provide psychological assessments of clients
  • To formulate plans for formal psychological interventions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems
  • To support the clinical, nursing and direct care teams in making skilled evaluations and decisions about clinical options
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of highly specialist psychological interventions for individuals and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations.
  • Where agreed, to exercise clinical leadership for clients who problems are managed as a psychologically based care plan
  • To contribute to multidisciplinary risk assessment and risk management for relevant individual clients and to provide both general and specialist advice for psychological aspects of risk assessment and management
  • To provide expertise and advice to facilitate the effective and appropriate provision of psychological care by all members of the team
  • To provide consultation about the psychological care of the client group to staff, families and other agencies.

In order to apply you must have:

  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implication for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specifically difficult to treat groups (e.g. people with additional disabilities and severely challenging behaviours etc)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS

As well as your competitive salary you will also receive a great benefits package including shopping discounts, childcare vouchers and paid DBS/ PVG check.

Reference: 34703041

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