Timeout Children’s Homes are seeking a full time Clinical Psychologist (Band 7)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinical psychologist to work alongside the clinical lead to offer diverse theoretical approaches. Ideally you will have training in CBT or DBT and/or psychotherapy; using psychometric measures to raise awareness of any difficulties and to explore 'below the surface’ and then integrate with psychological theory and research on how difficulties arise and how they can be addressed.
The clinical psychologist will be part of this process, test different approaches and revise accordingly, based on direct and the psychometric-based feedback from the child. She or he will carry out psychological assessments if required by the organisation or the service providers.
Experience of working with looked after children with relational trauma and knowledge of the dynamics of CSA would be highly desirable.
Experience of psychotherapy with children presenting with a range of psychological problems is essential.
Supervision of others including professionals other than psychologists (e.g. assistant psychologist) is also essential.
We will consider candidates newly qualified in the profession.
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours Monday - Friday
Timeout Homes: Our Aims, Principles and Approach to Care
Timeout Children’s homes is a specialist therapeutic residential provision for children with multiple placement break-downs and attachment difficulties. The organisation is committed to offering solo and dual placements to children requiring a high level of nurture and emotional containment, together with Attachment-based support, treatment and interventions. Timeout constantly monitor each child’s capacity to make adaptations and demonstrate they are able to work with our Attachment based model.
We, in collaboration with partners, aim to meet the fundamental needs of the children placed with us. Many of these needs will have been unmet at previous points and so may be particularly chronic, or challenging to address.
Some children may come to Timeout with a particularly entrenched sense of their own powerlessness so they may need more opportunities to develop their self-efficacy than others. A large proportion of children come to Timeout with particular mental health and emotional difficulties for which they require the right, individualised support to resolve.
Our principles and approach to the care of the children have been developed from theory, research and practical experiences of what is most ethical and effective in helping vulnerable children and young people achieve wellbeing and thrive over the long-term.
The clinical team are fully engaged with the therapeutic carers as they work at the child’s pace, to deliver the best possible outcomes. In addition, the clinical team promote a systemic approach whereby everyone involved in the children’s recovery have a strong understanding of the impact of abuse and neglect and it’s demonstration in current presentation.
Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment interventions in order to deliver Timeout’s Mission Statement:
An organisation can never be a true parent. However it can apply the values and principles of good parenting.
Timeout will offer:
Salary - at Band 7 (£31,000 - £41,000, per annum, dependant on experience)
Holidays - 33 days (including bank holidays)
Additional Benefits -
- Clear career progression
- Health care plan (after 12 months of employment)
- Childcare vouchers
"Timeout promotes child protection and the safeguarding of children through the services it provides to our children."
Should you wish to discuss the role further then please do not hesitate to contact our Head Office, details of which can be found at our website; www.timeouthomes.co.uk.