Clinical Psychologist

Exceptional Care
£30k - 33k per year
04 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Psychologist Location: Merseyside Salary: £30,000 - £33,000 per annum (Depending on Experience) About the company: Exceptional care is a children's home provider based in the Northwest of England. We work with children aged 8 to up to 17 years with emotional and behavioural difficulties. We believe that children spending time at our company should find it an enjoyable experience, where children can form positive attachments, giving them a sense of inner security, worth and adding to their emotional and physical wellbeing. The aim of our team is to understand and meet the needs of the individual children in our care. A fantastic opportunity for a new exciting role within Exceptional Care, 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 (PICI) in a cluster of residential care homes. Duties of the Clinical Psychologist: - 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 for Exceptional Care Ltd with individual children, young people or groups - 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 within Exceptional Care both internally and externally - To complete reflective practice session with our management team and support staff Requirements of the Clinical Psychologist: - 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. Clinical Psychologist Benefits: - Pension Scheme - Career progression If you meet the requirements and feel that this Clinical Psychologist role is right for you then please apply today!
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