Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Salary: Upwards from £42,000 per annum depending on experience (pro-rata)
Vacancy Type: Permanent - Part Time (24 hours per week)
Location: Office based at Ancoats, Manchester. Local travel to Children’s Homes in Trafford and Tameside.
We are looking for a qualified Clinical Psychologist with experience of providing psychological assessment and interventions for young people (aged 11-17) who have experienced significant trauma and may present with emotional and behavioural needs. 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 above will be based on the company’s Pillars of Parenting therapeutic model.
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. The post is part-time, and would require a minimum of 3 days per week, however time and days can be flexible and we would consider full-time.
We require the individual to work closely with the homes’ Registered Managers, Head of Care and each young person’s Keyworker in providing positive outcomes for our young people.
- Doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology accredited by the BPS.
- Registration with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist
- Experience of working with young people with complex presentations who may be difficult to engage (e.g. LAC, CAMHS, YOT)
- Further training or significant experience in therapeutic models or approaches relevant for young people (e.g. DDP, CFT, Mentalisation, DBT). PureCare utilises the Pillars of Parenting model of care.
- 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 young 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, PureCare offers a range of staff benefits including competitive holiday entitlement, workplace pension, enrolment on to a private healthcare scheme and cycle to work scheme.
To apply please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and an introductory letter/email.
PureCare Homes is a small, therapeutic residential children’s home company based in Manchester with a strong ethos on providing genuine care and support for vulnerable young people. We take pride in our work and strive for the best possible outcomes through the best possible care.