Together Trust is a long-established North West charity that provides education, care and support to children, young people and adults with combinations of complex neurodevelopmental conditions, learning disabilities and mental health needs, and/or who have experienced complex and unsettled family lives. This is a friendly, positive organisation with a passionate commitment to achieving great outcomes for the people whom it supports though its services and through its campaigning.
We are looking for a clinical psychologist experienced in working with foster carers and residential settings caring for looked after children who have complex emotional needs, often associated with non-secure attachment having experienced the trauma of neglect, abuse and disrupted family lives. You will join a committed and dedicated team that is supporting Together Trust’s implementation of Positive Behavioural Support across the organisation.
The successful candidate will provide a highly specialised clinical psychology service for children/ young people looked after by the Trust; offering training, psychological consultation, advice and supervision to Together Trust residential care staff/ foster carers to enable them to better understand and meet the needs of the young people in the care of the Trust. You will undertake assessment, formulation and interventions for those children/ young people whose local authority placement plan provides for these, and where this is clinically indicated; working autonomously within professional guidelines and within the overall framework of the service’s policies and procedures.
- Offering tiered interventions within a framework of systemic consultation; including training, project work and whole service development, as well as direct work.
- Working effectively with the Trust therapy team which consists of speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, counselling, play therapy, behaviour analysis, and positive behavioural support.
- Providing advice and support to Heads of Service, Senior Operations Teams and Registered Managers
- Support with the development and implementation of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) across the Trust
- Experience is essential
- Registered with HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist
- Doctorate or Masters/ Diploma in Clinical Psychology (professional training)
- A qualification in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) is desirable, however the Trust will support DDP training for a successful candidate who does not yet have the qualification
This is a rewarding role whereby you will enjoy using your initiative and creativity to address a varied role, being both resilient and adaptable in the face of often very challenging, but fulfilling work.
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