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.
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