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Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stockport
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Salary: Starting salary: £47,286
Job Published: June 19, 2018 16:32

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist (Learning Disabilities and ASC)

Salary: Starting salary: £47,286
Hours per Week: full/part time 

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 children, young people and adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health problems to provide a highly specialised service. You will join a committed and dedicated team that is supporting Together Trust’s implementation of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) across the organisation. Unlike larger organisations where you can experience wall to wall referrals and too many cases, at Together Trust you have the opportunity to be strategic in your work, training and staff development. You will be able to fully manage cases often seeing them through to fruition. 

The role

The role involves working closely alongside clinical colleagues in providing consultation to care staff, and assessing and planning interventions across: community support services; a Local Authority commissioned project to deliver supported-tenancies for adults (using the PBS model) under the national Transforming Care programme; and four children’s LD residential services. You will be working autonomously within professional guidelines and within the overall framework of the service’s policies and procedures. Experience in functional behavioural assessment is essential; experience using the model of PBS is highly desirable.

Responsibilities include;

  • Offering tiered interventions within a framework of PBS and 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 PBS across the Trust

Requirements

  • Experience is essential
  • Registered with HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Doctorate or Masters/ Diploma in Clinical Psychology (professional training)

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.

For further information about the role and benefits please contact Niall Wilson niall.wilson@togethertrust.org.uk

Click on the Apply Now button to apply via the Together Trust site.