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Clinical Psychologist - Children's Residential - Shropshire

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist - Children's Residential - Shropshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shropshire, Shropshire
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Contact Name: Hannah London
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist - Children's Residential - Shropshire

4Social Work are currently recruityin 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, for one of our main clients in Shropshire.

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 for Keys Childcare with individual children or young people, dyads 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 act as supervisor, tutor and mentor to Trainee Clinical (or Clinical and Forensic) Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, therapists, trainee therapists and other members of the clinical team

  • To represent the psychology service within Keys both internally and externally

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.
  • Driver with access to vehicle

For further information on this particular role and to discuss in full please contact Hannah London at 4Social Work