Assistant Psychologist

Job Title: Assistant Psychologist
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Hackney
Salary: £30,012 - £31,764
Reference: HC01956
Job Published: June 11, 2018 08:40

Job Description

Organisation: Hackney Council

Job number: HC01956

Service: Children's Social Care

DBS Required: Yes

Agreement Type: Fixed Term / Secondment18 months

Work Hours: 36 Hours per Week

Grade: SO1

SCP Range: £30012 - £31764

Hackney’s Children’s Social Care 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 above 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 rile.

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.

At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website to apply.

Please include a supporting statement with your application.

Closing date for applications: 24 June 2018.

Interview date: 19 July 2018.

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome applicants with a broad diversity of talent and those who are interested in flexible working arrangements.