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Psychologist (Clinical/Forensic/Counselling)

YMCA Robin Hood Group
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£55,000 - £65,000
Closing date
19 May 2024

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Clinical, Counselling, Forensic
Contract Type
Full Time, Permanent

Job Details

YMCA Robin Hood Group are recruiting a Psychologist to join for our not-for-profit children’s trauma-informed, therapeutic residential care service with homes across Nottinghamshire and East Riding.

If you are looking for a new challenge where you can make a demonstrable difference to children within our homes and form part of a brand new, in-house clinical team, this could be the next step in your career. 

Whether your experience sits within the NHS or private sector, we are looking for you to bring your clinical excellence to our transformative organisation.  

Job Description

Our suite of children and young people’s residential services provides trauma informed care to looked after children with complex trauma presentations, mental health difficulties and/or risk behaviours. 

As a key part of our team, you will work directly with the children and young people to complete psychological assessments and trauma informed interventions. 

You will provide support for recovery through the Ashurst Mastery Model which promotes assets, reduces barriers, prevents and mitigates the impact of trauma and prevents harm and/or re-traumatisation. 

You will also work with the Home staff teams and facilitate psychologically informed consultations, reflective practice sessions and a skills based intensive training programme with ongoing learner guidance. 

Working predominately within our Nottingham homes, you will work Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, generally 9am - 5.30pm but with a degree of flexibility to support the needs of the children.  You will also join the on-call rota and provide cover for crisis calls. 

In order to be considered for this position, you must hold:

  • Doctorate or Stage 2 qualification in Clinical/ Forensic/ Counselling Psychology;
  • HCPC Registration as a Clinical/ Forensic/ Counselling Psychologist;
  • Membership with the BPS; and
  • Post qualification experience in a setting relevant to the post. 

It would be highly desirable if you have undertaken training in risk psychological/risk assessments and inventories including, amongst others:

  • Becks Youth Inventories BYI-II
  • Structured Assessment of Violent Risk in Youths (SAVRY)
  • Millon personality assessments (M-PACI and MACI)
  • Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children Version 5
  • Conners – 4
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule. 

It would also be desirable if you have undertaken training in modes and models of intervention such as:

  • Level 1 and Level 2 Training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Accredited;
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment;
  • Supervision 

You must hold a driving license to enable working across our entire geographical areas as we also have residential care homes in Newark, Goole and Selby, where you may also work with the children in those homes. 

This is an tremendous opportunity to be part of a team making a real difference to the lives of children; as a not-for-profit operator, we put the needs of the children ahead of profits and your work will directly impact the children in our care. 

We have an organisational culture based on learning and development and we would be happy to continue to support and further your continual, professional development.

If you are looking to work for an organisation who care about you and your wellbeing, the YMCA prides itself on the package of wellbeing we support all our employees.  

At YMCA Robin Hood Group, you will have many additional benefits, including but not limited to: 

  • Comprehensive well-being package 
  • 27 days holiday increasing 1 day each year for your first 5 years!
  • Flexible bank holidays to take to celebrate the cultural and religious events important to you.
  • Private medical and dental cashback scheme 
  • Workplace pension 
  • 4 x Life Insurance/Death in Service 
  • Westfield Rewards for high street discounts 
  • External training to support continual professional development
  • Eligible to join the Blue Light Discount scheme 
  • Pastoral support 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • £500 refer a friend scheme across the Group  

This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check paid for by YMCA) and registration with the DBS Update Service. We reserve the right to withdraw this role before the closing date should we be able to appoint to the role. 


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