Assistant Psychologist

Job Title: Assistant Psychologist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hackney
Salary: £31,434 to £32,577
Job Published: July 05, 2019 08:52

Job Description

Assistant Psychologist - Children and Families Service

18 Month Fixed term Contract / Secondment

Job number: HC02595

Hackney’s Children and Families Service is an exciting place to work.  We are proud of what we have achieved to date; we are always striving to achieve better results for the children, young people and families of Hackney who are in need, at risk or in our care.

We are able to provide intensive and high quality therapeutic and practical support for families in need and at risk since we integrated Child and Adolescent Mental Health services within our Children and Families Services. You will join a highly regarded Clinical Service, at the forefront of integrated delivery and leading in therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families and providing consultation and clinical expertise to colleagues and professionals.

As an Assistant Psychologist within the service, you will be part of a team that provides high quality assessments and multi-modal interventions to children who are in need, at risk and Looked After and who have a range of complex needs in relation to their emotional health and wellbeing. You will be supervised by a Clinical Psychologist in line with BPS requirements.

Your role will involve the collection, analysis and dissemination of clinical output and outcomes data. You will be involved in service audits and supporting senior clinicians in managing referrals and clinical administration tasks. There are also opportunities to become involved in psychological assessments and to undertake direct work with children and families, across a wide range of presenting needs.

An Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent is required and you will also need to be eligible for GBR with the BPS. The post will provide suitable experience for those intending to apply to undertake clinical psychology training. Ongoing CPD opportunities are offered within the Assistant Psychologist role.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and IT literate individual, with an eye for detail and excellent communication and presentation skills, as engaging with a range of stakeholders is a key aspect of the role.

Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you’ll bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families.

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

The next stage of the recruitment process is to complete an online test. This will be sent to you within 3 days after the application closing date. The email you receive will be from the test site, Skills Arena. Please contact the recruitment team on 0208 356 8845 if you not receive online tests within 3 working days once the role is closed. Please do not contact us prior to the 3 working days.

Closing date for applications: 14 July 2019

Interview date: To be advised

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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