Associate Head of Developments / Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Associate Head of Developments / Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Truro
Salary: £44,000 - £61,000
Contact Name: Robin Gunson
Job Published: March 31, 2021 11:44

Job Description

A unique and exciting opportunity based in central Cornwall working with a leading Autism Charity. The applicant must have a proven track record in working with Autistic People and Children, Learning Disabilities and Neuro Diversity. A working knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support approaches including Active Support is essential. The successful candidate will join the Senior Leadership Team as well as working with our external partners and our children’s and educational services.

During this exciting time of development for the charity, we are looking for a qualified Clinical Psychologist with appropriate experience of providing psychological support, assessment and interventions for Autistic people and children. This will be an exciting opportunity for an individual with a clinical psychology background with the ability to develop their corporate and strategic skills base with a highly specialised provider in leading Autism services.

The successful candidate will provide psychological consultation, lead reflective practice sessions and collaborative care planning, and deliver formal and informal specialist training to staff teams and individuals.  The applicant will be part of a well-established in-house Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) team consisting of Behaviour Specialists that is already delivering these approaches organisation wide.    

This would be a great opportunity for an experienced Band 7 to progress into a role with more responsibility, or for an experienced Band 8a to extend their experience in this field.

We require the individual to work closely with the homes’ Registered Managers, Head of Operations and each person’s Keyworker in providing positive outcomes for the people we support. 

Essential Criteria

  • Doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology accredited by the BPS.
  • Registration with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist 
  • Experience of working with Autistic people.
  • Further training or significant experience in PBS. 
  • Post qualification experience which demonstrates a range of skills in conducting specialist assessments to inform psychological formulation and therapeutic interventions, in addition to evaluating their own practice and measuring outcomes.
  • Ability to provide psychological consultation, lead reflective practice sessions and collaborative care planning, and deliver formal and informal specialist training to staff teams and individuals.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of psychological theories to health and social care.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate complex concepts, formulations and sensitive information to people, carers/families and professionals; additionally, the ability to develop comprehensive and professional psychological assessment reports which outline recommendations for future work.
  • Ability to demonstrate good organisational skills and work autonomously to manage the competing demands of the role.
  • A commitment to integrate within care teams and work closely with support staff, managers and senior managers.
  • To be able to contribute to statutory reviews and a range of other professional meetings.
  • Candidate must have a valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle for transport.

In addition to a rewarding career, Spectrum offers a range of staff benefits including competitive holiday entitlement, workplace pension, enrolment on to a private healthcare scheme.

To apply please contact: with your CV and an introductory letter/email.

About us:

Spectrum is a well-established Charity in the South West of England that has a national reputation for successfully managing the needs of complex individuals who experience Autism.