Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Skelmersdale
Salary: £53,168-£63,751 WTE (depending on experience)
Reference: REF Aspi-1
Contact Name: Dr Krissie Ivings
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 20, 2020 15:41

Job Description

Be part of something special….

About Aspire

Aspire is an ethical, committed, dynamic company, passionate about offering society’s most disadvantaged children a chance to turn their lives around.

The post holder will make profound improvements to the life chances and future potential of Looked After Children requiring therapeutic, specialist care.

Aspire emphasises a culture of high quality, holistic, child centred, recovery focused care, enabling you to effectively address the needs of children when they are at their most vulnerable.  As such, this post will be enormously rewarding.

Why work for us?


The role enjoys a high degree of autonomy and offers the committed and skilled professional freedom and flexibility in rolling out evidence based therapeutic programmes in care homes.


We are an expanding company and there is time within the job for developing a new portfolio of clients in areas of interest to the successful candidate. There are also research and promotion opportunities.


We are passionate about making meaningful and measurable differences to vulnerable young people. Our values are not something we ‘do’ but a culture we embody: Aspire staff  need to feel valued, supported and empowered in order to be able to value, support and empower care home staff, families and young people.

Who we are looking for:

We are recruiting a permanent, part-time 8b/c Clinical Psychologist to work with therapeutic residential care homes and with families after adoption. Our model of care is DBT informed and attachment based. The right candidate will have the highest standards of professionalism and expert level skills in delivering evidence based interventions with young people and families, and consultations to staff teams. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, committed, resilient and able to work with a high degree of autonomy.

What you can expect from us:

We recognize that our most important asset is our staff. We offer:

A culture that prioritises staff wellbeing

Flexible employment options

High levels of support formal and informal support.

Regular supervision

High quality CPD opportunities

Job Description

 Aspire works with therapeutic residential care homes and with families after adoption. Our model of care is DBT informed and attachment based.

We are offering 3 days a week delivering wrap around care to the young people in residential settings and the staff teams.

The Care Homes are in the Skelmersdale region. The post-adoption work is carried out in Greater Manchester and surrounding areas.

Candidates must be confident and be able to work independently. He or she will show initiative and be fully committed to the company vision of helping society’s most vulnerable young people build better lives.

            Job Description

             Your duties will be to:

  • Work directly with children & young people in care homes  and after adoption, delivering evidence based psychotherapies offering both individual and group sessions.
  • Work with families, carers and the wider system.
  • Deliver consultation and training to staff and families
  • Write complex  assessment and formulation reports
  • Attend multi-agency meetings.
  • Assess and manage  risk
  • Assess and manage safeguarding concerns
  • Carry our appropriate liaison with other agencies such as Local Authorities, A&E and CAMHS to ensure a collaborative response.
  • Write bids for new work for Aspire and develop a portfolio of new clients.
  • Offer supervision & line management to more junior staff.
  • Bid for and negotiate new contracts with care homes and via tendering opportunity.
  • Opportunity to write papers for publication on the Aspire model of care and outcomes