Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Report to: Medical Director
Accountable to: Hospital Manager
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 per annum (can negotiate depending on the experience)
Location: Baldock Manor / Horizon House
Scope of the post:
Working within a clinical and within the wider integrated team of professionals within Baldock Manor, this role applies psychological knowledge and expertise to service users and professionals within the group e.g. care staff. Primarily, our work supports male and female service users aged 16-65 who present with a number of complex interpersonal, emotional and behavioural issues a number of the service users within our care have experienced significant trauma. The activities include conducting psychometric and risk assessments, formulation and developing, providing and evaluating individual and group therapy, consultation to teams, training and service development for the service users placed, or for those referred to for assessment or specific therapeutic interventions.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Clinicians also have the responsibility to undertake assessments and reports in line with our therapeutic model and clinical team framework
• To provide a specialist psychology input to service users and the Baldock Manor multi-disciplinary team.
• To provide specialist psychology input supporting and promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing.
• To work systemically within the organisation supporting teams to develop practice and supporting managers to develop services.
• Undertaking assessments and reports in line with the Baldock Manor clinical team framework and therapeutic model.
• Contributing to the delivery of training.
• Undertaking assessments and interventions to meet the needs of individual service users.
• To ensure registration and compliance to code of ethics of relevant governing bodies e.g. BACP, BABCP, UKCP, BPS, HCPC.
• To report to the Medical Director and prepare, attend and participate in regular supervision and other meetings as required.
• To be responsible for the provision of specialised psychological services at various levels of intervention to service users within the Baldock Manor.
• To engage flexibly with clients and other members of the integrated team at Baldock Manor / families and multi-agency team to promote constructive working relationships.
• To provide support, guidance, interpretation and knowledge to carers other members of the integrated team and families to develop behaviour management and care plan strategies.
• To provide support and guidance regarding risk and risk management strategies.
• To adhere to the safeguarding policies and procedures of the organisation and legislation requirements.
• To consult with members of the integrated team and families to ensure effective communication and working.
• To support where appropriate, the work of other staff working with service users through consultation and written reports in line with Baldock Manor policies and procedures.
• To liaise with the Hospital Registered Manager and the multi-agency team / other external professionals.
• To produce assessments and other reports as required.
• Where appropriate, to work with the Medical Director, Hospital Registered Manager to undertake assessments of new service users using a range of tools and measures and produce reports as required.
• To engage in staff supervisions as required.
• Honours Degree in Psychology / Counselling Psychology / Forensic Psychology / Psychotherapy qualification.
• Post-graduate level training in Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychology or relevant psychotherapy qualification.
• Live registration or eligible for immediate registration by governing body (BACP, BABCP, BPS, HCPC etc.).
• Experience of working with adults and their families or carers.
• Hold a current driving licence valid for use within the UK and have, on appointment, access to a car.
• Excellent IT skills to effectively create reports.
• Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems.
• For the post of Psychologist knowledge of psychology, life span developmental psychology, models of psycho-pathology, mental health, cognitive impairment, psychometrics, and psychological therapies relevant to this specialism.
• Ability to use complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
• Ability to communicate effectively and both a written and oral level complex, highly technical and clinically sensitive information, to service users, their families, the integrated team within Baldock Manor and a wide range of lay and professional people outside of the Baldock Manor group.
• Ability to use psychological / therapeutic knowledge and learning to advise and guide service development and planning.
• Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both practice and professional management in relation the service user group.
• Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by governing bodies e.g. BPS, BACP, BABCP, UKCP, HCPC etc.
• Enthusiasm for a broad range of psychological phenomena, and interest in models of service delivery, and an ability to articulate the value added by colleagues from the education and care teams within the context of multi-disciplinary services.
• Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to 'hold’ the stress of others.
• Ability to articulate and interpret clearly the role of the profession of psychology and/or psychotherapy based upon a good understanding of the framework of government and national professional policy.