Part time (minimum 24 hours per week)
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, committed and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist (Registered with the HCPC) to join our Birmingham team to cover maternity leave, with the potential to continue into a permanent post thereafter. Meadows Care is an innovative and child-centred independent provider of therapeutic residential care for looked after children. This is a varied role working with a friendly and forward thinking team to oversee therapeutic care and provide psychological input into several children’s homes in Birmingham. The successful applicant would also be part of the wider multi-disciplinary therapy service consisting of Clinical Psychologists, CBT practitioners, a play therapist, art therapist and a systemic practitioner.
We are looking for a qualified Clinical Psychologist with experience of providing psychological assessment and interventions for young people who have experienced significant trauma and may present with complex mental health and social care 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. 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.
- Doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology accredited by the BPS.
- Registration with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist (or other relevant domain as agreed by the Director of Therapy)
- 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)
- 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, including at times providing evidence that may be used within family law proceedings.
- Candidate must have a valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle for transport.
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Olivia Wadham, Lead Clinical Psychologist on 0121 3279796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for the role please contact Lisa Thompson (Recruitment Manager; email@example.com) who can also share copies of the Job Description/ Person Specification