Clinical Psychologist - Specialist Provider
London, Greater London, England
Clinical Psychologist: Band 7 - £32- £42k
Hours of Work: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Based in North London
Our client, a world renowned independent & specialist provider of services for young people with complex mental health disorders, is seeking a Clinical Psychologist to join their Therapies Team.
Accountable to the Consultant and responsible for the Assistants, you will work as part of the MDT to provide high quality psychological interventions. This may also involve the provision of consultancy work to support the Nursing team and the on-site school, as well as liaising with and supporting families and engaging with local services to ensure patients have a positive transition to the community.
This job description recognises the need to ensure appropriate supervision and professional development as a core theme.
The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users’ and their family or carers. They will embrace the core values of the organisation and adopt the principles of Recovery. These principles will recognise the need to: Promote safe practice, value the aims of service users, work in partnership and offer meaningful choice, be optimistic about the possibilities of meaningful change and value social inclusion.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include:-
1. To be a member of the MDT and to contribute to, participate in and adhere to the routines and policies of that service.
2. To be responsible for the provision of psychological services at a specialist level in individual and group formats.
3. To appropriately use, interpret and integrate complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations, and interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client’s care to develop a complex formulation which will be used to plan interventions.
Services will include the following:- Specialist one-to-one clinical consultations.; Specialist psychological assessment including issues of risk; Psychological interventions for individuals, families and groups; Adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses; Decision making for and evaluating treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group; Exercising autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based interventions; Staff consultation contributing directly to clients’ formulation, diagnosis and intervention plan.; Staff consultation on the use of psychological techniques; Staff supervision in the use of psychological techniques
5. To supply services within the context of existing multi professional teamwork. To negotiate appropriate professional relationships with both statutory and voluntary agencies to both ensure the referral of appropriate casework and communicate highly complex clinical information.
EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT:
1. To assist the supervision of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapists within the service through supervising Assistant Psychologists and other qualified individuals.
2. To receive appropriate clinical supervision to ensure quality of professional practice.
3. Through the personal appraisal process, to engage in professional development that ensures that CPD requirements are met and that eligibility for accreditation of the HCPC is maintained.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT:
1. To undertake appropriate service audits and assist the research and development agenda by proposing areas of study appropriate to advancing the nature of psychological work within this service specialty.
This really is an exceptional organisation and opportunity to work in this very specialised and independent provider. Please send your CV ASAP or feel free to contact us directly for a confidential conversation.
- £ 32,000 - 42,000 Per year
- Full time
- Job Level
- Qualified (non-manager), Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Manager
Posted 6 Oct 2016
Closes 9 Dec 2016
This job was posted to: Psychology