Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Preston
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 plus benefits
Job Published: April 21, 2020 16:24

Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist

Responsible to: Clinical Director & Lead Clinical Psychologist for Sexual Trauma services

Responsible for: Supervision of well-being practitioners as appropriate

As the Clinical Psychologist, you will be responsible for the delivery of psychological intervention within our residential children homes.  This includes the delivery of individual therapy and the group programme. You will also work with your care and education colleagues in the MDT to provide detailed and thorough risk assessments to inform therapeutic risk taking on site and in the community. You will promote psychological thinking, understanding and practice throughout the staff team. You will support and advise the team using your psychological expertise. This includes providing reflective practice groups for staff and offering staff support as and when needed. The post is part of the wider C4C Clinical Team who are committed to promote and deliver therapeutic care practices and create a therapeutic environment for the children and young people we care for. The post holder will be reasonably expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time. 

Overall Objectives:

  • Responsibility for delivery of psychological provision  (under the supervision of the Clinical Director and the Lead Clinical Psychologist
  • Promoting and supporting the Wellbeing for Life Programme alongside other key components of the Springfield model.
  • Being aware of the aims and objectives of Care 4 Children and working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve these
  • Supporting the functioning of the weekly Multi-disciplinary Team meetings 
  • To ensure that the qualitative objectives and ethos of care are implemented throughout the service in a timely manner
  • To maintain effective and productive relationship/partnerships with all external agencies, and professional bodies

Key Tasks:

  • Completing appropriate assessments and baseline measures 
  • Delivering effective clinical interventions
  • Offering clinical supervision to Wellbeing Practitioners in a group or individually (as required).
  • To establish and maintain best-practice systems, risk appraisal and quality assurance procedures to ensure high quality, high value services and good outcomes for young people and Local Authorities
  • Maintaining the Clinical Tracker which monitors clinical progress over time
  • Actively contributing to the development of the team through the delivery of training and reflective practice  groups
  • Being aware of childcare plans for all young people and providing support for colleagues by maintaining consistency in the execution of those plans 
  • To communicate complex clinical information in a skilled and sensitive manner so that it is accessible to all staff.
  • To maintain high standards of clinical practice that adhere to the professional ethical standards and the professional codes of practice of the relevant accrediting professison
  • HCPC Membership is a condition precedent of your employment. You are required to maintain membership of such a professional body

General Duties

  • To comply at all times with the company’s legal, contractual and regulatory requirements and responsibilities in relation to the above duties
  • To represent the company externally where required and to promote its work and values
  • To be aware of relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and legislation which are current and ensure that all establishments carry out duties accordingly
  • To carry out other duties reasonably requested by the Clinical Director, which fall within the remit of the role and the capabilities of the post holder
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